If Outlook rules stopped firing automatically, then most probably the rules files has corrupted in user profile. To fix this issue, Rename (or delete) Outlook.SRS file at following location:
C:\Users\<replace username here>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Outlook
I hope you are back in business…leave me a note if it worked. 🙂
9 thoughts on “Outlook: Suddenly Rules doesn’t run automatically, but runs when I click “Run rules now”, manually”
I came across tghe same issue, and found your feedback initially strange, but then: very helpful; My Outlook rules are running as expected now, directly from O365 after deleting/renaming the srs file (it auto-created it after renaming …) Thx !
This didn’t help me. I’ve tried everything I’ve found on Google to try and get them to work but alas I have to run the rules manually all day long. I’m amazed that after all these years, Microsoft still can’t get rules to work reliably in Outlook.
wow – worked for me – at last things work properly again 🙂
Thanks a ton! Finally got tired of dealing with it!
Not working .
Didn’t work for me either 😦
Didnt work for me either
This has worked for me in the past, but not this time.
Worked like a charm. Thank you, Anand! Btw, for those for whom the solution didn’t work, perhaps ensure you have the latest version of Windows 10 and all updates installed.