exceptions to unconditional forwarding (alias conditional forwarding)

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This is for a US-based RC service.

I'd like to set up unconditional forwarding (which I've done), *except* if it's from a specific number (i.e., the number I've forwarded it to).

Seems like it should be simple, but the actuality baffles me.
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I think I see what you are going for.  Did you try making another rule that allows the call based on caller ID and making sure that rule is first in the list to take precedence?  
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I had thought of that, but can't see how to make that rule mean "let this call through."
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Yeah, I would have to play with it, but I was thinking in theory it could work like with caller ID.  So say a rule that has caller ID of the number you are forwarding to is identified and just no forwarding or special action taken.  Then that rule is placed above the one that forwards everything to the number.
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I’ll give it a shot. a nice “if then-else” structure in the rules would go miles.
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well, it does not seem possible in the existing rule language. my choices on intercepting specific numbers are forwarding, unconditional forwarding, voice mail, or set message. there's also no rule ordering capability for custom rules. I'll add it to the "necessary to have" suggestions.