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If you import Microsoft Outlook Express rules while you are working in offline mode and are using Offline folders, the rules are not enabled in the Outlook Rules Wizard the next time that you work online, or the rules may be missing. Additionally, you may receive the following error message if you try to access the Outlook Rules Wizard while you are working offline:
You are currently working offline. To use this command you must restart Outlook and choose to connect to the Exchange server.
This behavior occurs because the rules that you imported while you were working offline with offline folders (.ost) files had the Microsoft Exchange Server service enabled.
To work around this behavior, quit Outlook 2002, connect to the Microsoft Exchange Server, and then import the rules from Outlook Express again. Use the following steps to import rules from Outlook Express:
For additional information, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/291608/EN-US/ )How to Use the Rules Wizard in Outlook