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Outlook rules consumes bandwidth? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

    how are you? The people of Networking in our company reports that Outlook rule consumes internet bandwidth. This is OK?

    They test creating in Outlook two rules to move some emails and consumes internet. 

    The rules dont move emails to PST. They move it on the same mailbox

    Can somebody explain or understand this situation?

    Thanks in advance

    Regards

    Wednesday, August 23, 2017 12:25 PM

Answers

  • Hi exitista,

    >> They test creating in Outlook two rules to move some emails and consumes internet. The rules dont move emails to PST. They move it on the same mailbox

    Generally, moving the incoming message to a specific folder on the user’s mailbox is a sever rule which is handled entirely by the Exchange Server and are applied to messages that arrive in your inbox even when Outlook isn’t running. So this is an expected behavior that these rules consumes some bandwidth. 

    Regarding Outlook rules, there are two totally different types of rules that Outlook uses: Client- rules and server rules. Rules that have actions that require Outlook are client-side rules and only run if Outlook is running. Rules that do not require Outlook to process are considered server-side rules. 

    To look at the two rule types more in-depth, you may refer to the following article:

    Client-side vs. Server-side Rules

    Hope the above information is helpful.

    Best regards,
    Yuki Sun


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    • Marked as answer by exitista Thursday, August 24, 2017 2:53 PM
    Thursday, August 24, 2017 8:13 AM
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All replies

  • Hi exitista,

    >> They test creating in Outlook two rules to move some emails and consumes internet. The rules dont move emails to PST. They move it on the same mailbox

    Generally, moving the incoming message to a specific folder on the user’s mailbox is a sever rule which is handled entirely by the Exchange Server and are applied to messages that arrive in your inbox even when Outlook isn’t running. So this is an expected behavior that these rules consumes some bandwidth. 

    Regarding Outlook rules, there are two totally different types of rules that Outlook uses: Client- rules and server rules. Rules that have actions that require Outlook are client-side rules and only run if Outlook is running. Rules that do not require Outlook to process are considered server-side rules. 

    To look at the two rule types more in-depth, you may refer to the following article:

    Client-side vs. Server-side Rules

    Hope the above information is helpful.

    Best regards,
    Yuki Sun


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they helped.

    If you have feedback for TechNet Subscriber Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.


    • Marked as answer by exitista Thursday, August 24, 2017 2:53 PM
    Thursday, August 24, 2017 8:13 AM
    Moderator
  • thanks!!
    Thursday, August 24, 2017 2:53 PM
  • You're welcome:)

    Best regards,
    Yuki Sun


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    Friday, August 25, 2017 3:00 AM
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