I have setup Content Organizer rules and they work 100% as expected by moving the manually uploaded document to the correct folder based on the name of the document. What I would like to do is actually move the document to the right folder based on the rules when I email the document to the drop-off folder (or the document library) ie: no editing of properties and no manual upload of documents. Is this possible?

If there is an easier way to send a document to a specific folder within the Document Folder I'm happy to hear this options too. As far as I can see, emailing the document library can only deliver the email and attachments tot he root of the Document Folder and not to specific folders within it.

thank you

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I suggest you use PowerShell.

1.Create a column first. Then write the name of the folder which each document should go in the column.

2.Run below PowerShell.

#get the web
$web=get-spweb "your web url"
#get the library
$list=$web.lists['library name']
#get all files
for($i = 0; $i -lt $files.Count){
#Check if the folde exists, if not create one
$foldername=$file.item['the column name']
$folder=$list.ParentWeb.GetFolder($list.RootFolder.Url + "/" +$foldername)
if ($folder.Exists -eq $false)
#Create a Folder
$folder = $list.AddItem("", [Microsoft.SharePoint.SPFileSystemObjectType]::Folder, 
#move the file to the folder
$file.MoveTo($folder.Url + "/" + $file.name)

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