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Microsoft KB Archive/175091

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OL97: Rules Wizard Custom Actions and Third Party Add-Ins

Article ID: 175091

Article Last Modified on 1/20/2007


  • Microsoft Outlook 97 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q175091


When you use the Rules Wizard in Microsoft Outlook to set up a rule for processing e-mail messages, you have the option to "perform a custom action." Custom actions are additional features supplied by third party add-ins. Outlook supplies no custom actions.


There are a number of Rules Wizard custom actions, as Outlook add-ins, available on the Internet from third-party sources. To find Outlook add-ins on the Internet, use your Web browser to query on "Outlook" and "add-ins." Although Microsoft support engineers can help with the installation of add- ins, they will not modify the add-ins to provide new functionality and Microsoft does not guarantee the add-in can be used in all situations.


For more information about installing add-ins, click the Office Assistant, type "add-in," click Search, and then click to view "Load, install, or remove an add-in."

For more information about developing custom rules, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

151690 XCLN: What is the 'Custom' Rule Action For?

For more information about add-ins in general, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

172842 OL97: Outlook Third Party Add-on Information

The third-party products discussed here are manufactured by vendors independent of Microsoft; we make no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding these products' performance or reliability.

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