Problem Situation: Friday night in the comforts of your home. Looking ahead for a happy weekend. You suddenly remember that you are going to receive an important mail from onsite, on Friday EOD their time i.e. Saturday morning our time, for which you have to reply. The contents of the mail is not the problem. You know you could reply in your comforts of your home using webaccess. The Big Bang. You forgot to close Outlook and the mail will sink into your PST. Solution 1: Go to office first thing on Saturday morning just to close outlook or reply to the mail if it has already arrived. Solution 2: Send an email on Friday night to your own email ID, which is preconfigured to close Outlook in your machine. Coolâ€¦right?â€¦ So how do you do it? Open Notepad Type â€œtskill outlookâ€ //without the quotes Save it as closeoutlook.bat, in a secure location Open Outlook Go to Tool-> Rules and Alerts Choose â€œNew Ruleâ€ In the â€œRules Wizardâ€ popup choose â€œStart from a blank ruleâ€. Leave the default option of â€œCheck message when they arriveâ€. Click Next. Tick â€œwith specific words in the subject or bodyâ€. Click on â€œspecific wordsâ€ at the window and type a text like â€œkindlyclosemyoutlookâ€. Click Next. In the new options pane, tick â€œstart applicationâ€. Choose the â€œcloseoutlook.batâ€ file by browsing. By default it will show only *.exe files I the browse panel. Choose all files to view your file. Click Next and then Finish. Voila! You are done. Test it by sending a mail to yourself with the text â€œkindlyclosemyoutlookâ€ in your mail subject or body. Thanks, Ram "It is easy to write code for a spec and walk in water, provided, both are freezed..."