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    I am using Outlook XP. Is there a Inbox view available that will permit a sequence number to be displayed?

    What I am after is similiar to the row numbers in Excel. Where 1 is next to the first e-mail in the inbox...and the numerical sequence continues for each mail. I have an inbox with 500+ e-mails and need a way to reference, say the 352nd e-mail, the 400th e-mail, the 452nd e-mail, etc. etc. Can this be done? Thanks.

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    I'm fairly certain there is no built-in view that does this, but I've never heard of an add-in or utlitity that provides "line numbers" either.

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    [quote name='HansV' post='761551' date='25-Feb-09 21:37']I'm fairly certain there is no built-in view that does this, but I've never heard of an add-in or utlitity that provides "line numbers" either.[/quote]

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    Thanks....if you have not heard of anything, then its a high probability that it doesn't exit. Bummer...I really needed an individual item count. I am just striking out today with my questions and possible ideas for an alternative solution to my e-mail printing problem. Thx again. JimC

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    [quote name='JimClawson' post='761540' date='25-Feb-09 12:11']I am using Outlook XP. Is there a Inbox view available that will permit a sequence number to be displayed?[/quote]
    It appears that all of the possible columns represent data from the message item itself. You can display a user-defined field, but I can't see any way to back-calculate the inbox position so that the user-defined field would contain the correct number. (Also, the number of recalculations probably would be a performance problem.)

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    [quote name='jscher2000' post='761558' date='25-Feb-09 21:44']It appears that all of the possible columns represent data from the message item itself. You can display a user-defined field, but I can't see any way to back-calculate the inbox position so that the user-defined field would contain the correct number. (Also, the number of recalculations probably would be a performance problem.)[/quote]

    Thanks...I tried to copy the inbox {ctrl-copy} and paste it into EXCEL. The from, subject and received fields post ok into EXCEL...and this work around may have to do. One question, for those e-mails with an attachment, I cannot seem to get the paperclip icon to also copy to EXCEL...is there any way that this indicator can be copied to EXCEL too or another way that I would know that the e-mail had an attachment from my data now in EXCEL?

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    [quote name='JimClawson' post='761561' date='25-Feb-09 12:57']Thanks...I tried to copy the inbox {ctrl-copy} and paste it into EXCEL. The from, subject and received fields post ok into EXCEL...and this work around may have to do. One question, for those e-mails with an attachment, I cannot seem to get the paperclip icon to also copy to EXCEL...is there any way that this indicator can be copied to EXCEL too or another way that I would know that the e-mail had an attachment from my data now in EXCEL?[/quote]
    While I can change the format of that column (e.g., from Icon to True/False), none of the "flag" columns seem to be accessible on the clipboard. I think this is due to the way Outlook adds the data to the clipboard; it doesn't matter where I paste, the data does not show up.

    The long road is to write VBA code to query the items in the folder and build a list. Problem is, there are unlikely to be in any particular order. Good news is, you could sort them in Excel into the order you wanted. With such code, you could extract the number and names of attachments (although multiple names might be awkward to store in Excel), full lists of To and Cc recipients, etc. But it would take some time to build.

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