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How to restore missing Run a script option in Outlook rule?

You may have noticed the run a script option disappears from the Rules wizard after an Office update. That will prevent users from creating Outlook rule with VBA script. This article will introduce a way to restore the missing run a script option in the Outlook rules wizard easily.

Restore missing Run a script option in Outlook 2016

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arrow blue right bubbleRestore missing Run a script option in Outlook 2016

To restore the missing run a script option in the Outlook rules wizard, please do as follows:

1. Press Win + R keys together to open the Run dialog box, in the dialog box type regedit in the Open box, and click the OK button. See screenshot:

2. In the popping out User Account Control dialog box, please click the Yes button. See screenshot:

3. In the Registry Editor window, please open the Security key with below path:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Outlook\Security

4. Right click the Security key, and select New > DWORD (32-BIT Value) from the right-clicking menu, and then name the new DWORD as EnableUnsafeClientMailRules. See screenshot:

5. Double click the EnableUnsafeClientMailRules DWORD to open the Edit QWORD Value dialog box. See screenshot:

6. In the Edit QWORD (64-BIT) Value dialog box, type 1 in the Value data box, and click the OK button. See screenshot above.

7. Restart your Microsoft Outlook.

And now you will find out the run a script option in the Step 1: Select action (s) of Rules Wizard.


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