Archive for September, 2007

Outlook / Exchange: defekte, versteckte Regeln aus einem Postfach entfernen / löschen.

September 19, 2007

In einem Exchange Postfach sind die zuvor angelegten Regeln mehrfach vorhanden und nicht mehr funktionsfähig gewesen, konnten nicht mehr entfernt werden. Gemäß folgender MS-Anleitung konnten die Regeln entfernt und neu angelegt werden (Englisch – KB924297):

Wichtig: Cache-Modus im Outlook deaktivieren, Outlook muss mit dem Exchange-Server verbunden sein.

Das MFCMapi Tool gibt es hier.

Hier nun die Anleitung:

Use MFCMapi to remove all rules that are applied to the mailbox. To do this, follow these steps:

1. Download MFCMapi to a folder on your computer.
2. Open the folder to which you downloaded the MfcMapi.exe file, and then double-click MfcMapi.exe.
3. In the Choose Directory for Extracted Files box, type the path of the folder in which you want to save MFCMapi, and then click OK. For example, save MFCMapi in a folder that is named C:\MFCMapi.

a. Open the folder to which you extracted MFCMapi, double-click mfcmapi, and then click OK.
b. On the Session menu, click Logon and Display Store Table.
c. If you are prompted to select a profile, click the profile name in the Profile Name list, and then click OK.
d. Double-click the mailbox that contains the inbox rules that you want to delete.
e. Expand Root Container, and then expand Top of information Store.

Note Outlook should be in Online mode to use MFCMAPI. If you see IPM Subtree instead of Top of information Store, Outlook Cache mode is enabled. Disable Outlook Cache mode before you use MFCMapi.
f. Right-click Inbox, and then click Open Associated Contents Table.

The Open Associated Contents Table contains the hidden messages of the Inbox.
g. In the Microsoft Exchange server MAPI Editor window, locate and click the items that have the IPM.Rule.Message message class, and then click Delete.
h. Click to clear the Delete to Deleted Items check box, and then click OK.
i. Click to select the Pass Delete_Hard_Delete check box, and then click OK.
6. Import the backed-up rules into Outlook. To do this, follow these steps:
a. On the Tools menu, click Rules and Alerts.
b. In the Rules and Alerts dialog box, click Options.
c. In the Options dialog box, click Import Rules.
d. Locate the rules that you copied in step 4, click Open, and then click OK.