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Q: Automatic Responses to Certain Messages in Incoming Emails ( No Answer,   0 Comments )
Subject: Automatic Responses to Certain Messages in Incoming Emails
Category: Computers
Asked by: beezel-ga
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Posted: 14 Nov 2006 07:17 PST
Expires: 14 Dec 2006 07:17 PST
Question ID: 782638
Is there any way to send out an automatic message that is triggered by
certain words in the body of  incoming emails, but only of course if
those words are contained in those emails and not only words in the
subject heading of the email but in the message body of those emails.
As an example, if an email mentions the name of a certain journal in
the message body of that email, I would want to trigger an automatic
responding email giving the new address of that journal.

Clarification of Question by beezel-ga on 14 Nov 2006 07:26 PST
Whatever program is used would have to work in Outlook (not Outlook Express).

Request for Question Clarification by lotd-ga on 14 Nov 2006 08:45 PST
Hi beezel,

I believe what you are attempting to achieve is already part of
Microsoft Outlook.  You can apply rules to messages and generate
automatic responses using the options available in the rules wizard.

The following link provides general information on creating Outlook rules: 

Before creating a reply rule, you need an Outlook template file
containing the text and subject of the reply. Create a new Outlook
message, then add your own subject and text. Then use File -> Save As 
to save it as an Outlook template (.oft) file. When you create your
rule, you'll be asked to specify the location of the reply template -
the .oft file.

Please let me know if you require any further information and if this
answers your question.

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