Adding and Editing Inbound Domain Processing Rules

You can use inbound processing rules to direct incoming mail for a host,  to particular mailboxes based on the contents of the To, From, Sender, Subject, Header or Body fields  of a message.

Adding a New Inbound Rule

  1. From the Field list box, select the rule that you want to create. You can select from: From, To, Subject, Sender, Body Text or Header Text.

  2. Select contains to have the processing rule look for messages that contain the search text. Select does not contain to look for messages that do not contain the search text.

  3. To enter search text, you can either enter it into the PHRASE Text box as described below, or specify an external file that contains the search text you want to use.

  4. Enter the search text by doing one or more of the following:

  1. Check Search string from file if you have placed the search text in an external  text file. The list box shows a list of the existing rule files.

  2. Select Case Sensitive Match to search for text that matches the case of the search string; to ignore case, clear Case Sensitive Match.

  3. Specify what will be done with messages meeting the rule criteria by choosing one of the following options:

Note: The above three options cannot be combined, you must choose only one.

  1. Click Add Condition. The condition that you just created is added to the rule and is displayed in the Rule text box.

  2. If this is the only condition you want the rule to have, click Finish and the rule will be activated. If you want to add multiple conditions, read the next section.

Tip: To delete any single line from the Rule text box, select the line to delete and click Remove.

Adding and Editing Multiple Conditions

To add more than one condition to a rule, create the first condition by following steps 1 through 8 above and then click either the "Insert AND" or the "Insert OR" button. Create the second condition as you did the first, then click Finish.

Deleting a Condition from a Rule

To delete a condition, select the condition from the Rules text box. Then click Remove. You must then click Finish to save your changes.

Changing the Processing Order of Conditions

Conditions are processed in the order that they appear from top to bottom, as boolean expressions. To change the processing order of a condition, select the condition in the Rule text box and click either Move Up or Move Down.


Related Topics

Overview of Processing Rules

Modifying Inbound Domain Processing Rules

Adding an Outbound Domain Processing Rule

Adding Multiple Conditions to Rules

Determining which Rule Trapped a Message