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Latest SM release has this: >>Added: Client-side rule processing in Outlook (MAPI). << - What is its meaning?
Question asked by Gabriele Maoret - SERSIS - 3/30/2021 at 7:53 AM
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Latest SM release has this: >>Added: Client-side rule processing in Outlook (MAPI). <<

What is its meaning?

My first guess was that the Outlook mail rules are applied to the SM Server too, but I tried to create a Outlook rule and nothing happens on the server...

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Larry Duran Replied
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It means client side rules created in MAPI now execute.  Server side rules created in Outlook are not currently supported in SmarterMail.  For server side rules you need to use SmarterMail content filters.
Larry Duran
Software Developer
SmarterTools Inc.
(877) 357-6278
www.smartertools.com
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Ok, THX
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Robert Emmett Replied
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I have modified the release note to make it more clear. I used your suggestion from this thread and prepended [Updated date] to it as well as the other release note.  Thank you for that suggestion.
Robert Emmett
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SmarterTools Inc.
(877) 357-6278
www.smartertools.com
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echoDreamz Replied
Is there plans to support SM rules within Outlook and vice-versa? 
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Larry Duran Replied
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We do have it as a feature request but no time frame on any implementation.
Larry Duran
Software Developer
SmarterTools Inc.
(877) 357-6278
www.smartertools.com
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Thomas Lange Replied
@Robert and @Larry:
The support for MAPI/Outlook´s client-site-rules executing is a step in the right way,
but for SmarterMail being a real exchange alternative/replacement, you need to support the Outlook/Exchange server-site-rules as well.

You may keep your SmarterMail rules/content filters, but for Outlook users it should be possible to even create/maintain the server-site-rules/functions of Exchange inside their Outlook, without the need to login to SmarterMail Web and creating/maintaining the content filters.

And as a third step it would be very cool to even use third party Exchange-AddOns - there are many different cool features, for example like maintaining/updating signatures by a centralized software that executes on Exchange and even on SmarterMail server. :-)
Ok, probably noit an easy task - but now that you have MAPI-implementation you should add the server-site-rules syncing to and executing on SmarterMail server.
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Larry Duran Replied
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Hey Thomas, when we are able to get to this feature, the user will not have to go into webmail to configure server side rules.  They will be able to configure everything through Outlook.  The problem right now is that we need to completely change our content filters to work the way Outlook server side rules work, which is not a small task.  This is the reason why we haven't implemented MAPI server side rules as of yet.  However, it is in our feature list and will eventually work how you described.
Larry Duran
Software Developer
SmarterTools Inc.
(877) 357-6278
www.smartertools.com

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