Do you feel limited by the Outlook rules wizard? The Power Rules Manager add-in for Microsoft Outlook simplifies managing your Outlook rules. Your rules will be shown in a clear and simple grid, that can be sorted by simply clicking on any of the grid headers.
Features of the Power Rules Manager add-in include:
- Adds a toolbar button directly into Outlook for easy access to your rules
- Easily sort your rules by name, what order they run, by the folders involved in the rule, and many more
- Print your rules
- Save your rules to a plain text file (TXT), a comma delimited file (CSV), or Microsoft Excel (XLS) formats
- Find/Find Next makes it simple to look up keywords in your rules
- Edit rule names, enabled status and the order rules run right in the grid
- Validate your rules against 4 built-in checks
- Easily execute your rules against folders you select
- Works with Microsoft Exchange Server but doesn’t require it
- Works with Microsoft Outlook 2010 (64-bit and 32-bit) and Outlook 2007 (note: not Outlook 2003 or below)
There are four validation checks built into the add-in. You can flag duplicate rule names, find duplicate rules, validate stop actions, and verify folders and contacts involved in each rule. Each of these checks has their own button so you can invoke them separately to check Outlook rule consistency at any time. The validate stop actions feature alone is worth the price of the add-in because it will flag all the rules that have a move action but no corresponding stop processing more rules action. Not having a stop processing more rules action is a primary reason for getting duplicate emails.
The add-in also helps you to save space in your Outlook rules by making it easy to consolidate your rules. Because it has the ability to sort your rules by the folders involved, you can quickly see which rules are similar so that you can consolidate them into a single rule saving space. For instance, if you know that you have three rules that move messages into a particular folder, but based on different conditions, then those three rules can be coalesced into a single rule with all three conditions.
This description is not a review but information provided by the product vendor or obtained from the vendor's website.