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Inbox Rules dialog should be modeless in outlook 2016

Inbox Rules dialog should be modeless (non-blocking) so that you can see the Inbox, copy/paste things from it while working on the rules.

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  • Steven Kamen commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I have several hundred rules in Outlook, and whenever I make a new one, the server has to re-apply all of my rules. Thus, every time I add a new rule, it takes longer to update than the prior time. With the number of rules I have, it takes about 5 minutes every time I add a new rule.

    It would be nice if this could happen in the background, instead of locking up Outlook for that entire 5 minutes (i.e. make this process not modal, like almost everything else in Outlook).

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