Creating an Outlook Rule using Internet Header time

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Outlook 2010 64 bit
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To keep this simple, I need to move some email when it arrives in the Outlook Inbox to another folder based upon time sent.





I am attempting to create an Outlook Rule using the Internet Header of email received. I want to move any email sent to a mailbox between certain hours to the Deleted Items folder.





As an example, part of an Internet Email Header is:

Server (TLS) id 15.0.888.9 via Mailbox Transport; Mon, 3 Mar 2014 19:33:28


+0000



I created and enabled a Rule as follows:

Apply this rule after the message arrives

with '12:' or '13:' or '14:' or '15:' or '16:' or '17:' or '18:' or '19:' in the message header

move it to the Deleted Items folder





In testing, an email was sent during the '19:' hour and received in Outlook. However the Rule didn't work. I tried the * wildcard, *'12'* etc., but that didn't work either.





I recognize I'm dealing with UTC time and have adjusted my Rule accordingly.





Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.
 

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It's too bad the rule that lets you check dates doesn't also support times. But, you can use a run a script rule. If it's a daily thing, you'd use Timevalue function to check the time.

Code:
Sub DeleteMail(Item As Outlook.MailItem) 
 
If TimeValue(Item.ReceivedTime) < TimeValue("4:59:00 AM") Or _
TimeValue(Item.ReceivedTime) > TimeValue("4:59:00 PM") Then
      Item.Move (Session.GetDefaultFolder(olFolderDeletedItems))
     End If
 Set Item = Nothing 
 
End Sub

ETA: http://www.slipstick.com/outlook/rules/outlooks-rules-and-alerts-run-a-script/ if you aren't sure how to use it.
 
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