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    Outlook Filing (2000 SP1 (9.0.0.3821))

    After downloading some code to make a folder list dialog come up whenever I send an e-mail, I am looking to improve my automated outlook filing.

    I would like to make replies go automatically into to the same folder as original.

    Run dialogue box only is no rule for the item - eg it ends up in sent items. I had trouble finding somewhere in the Outlook Object Model that would trigger when a message is put in sent items or after rules have been run.

    Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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    Re: Outlook Filing (2000 SP1 (9.0.0.3821))

    You want to match up a reply from someone else with the message to which they are replying, anywhere in any folder? I think it's a big job!

    My best suggestion is to insert an inconspicuous code into the outgoing message that indicates the folder it belongs in. Something very unique that could be identified using the VBA InStr function. You would have to add this to the message body before it is sent, obviously, so you would have to show the dialog and choose the folder before the message actually goes out. I'm not sure anything else (e.g., categories) will survive the roundtrip, and even then, the recipient might kill the code along the way...

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    Re: Outlook Filing (2000 SP1 (9.0.0.3821))

    <hr>You want to match up a reply from someone else with the message to which they are replying, anywhere in any folder? I think it's a big job! <hr>
    I agree <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

    What I actually mean is this:

    I put a message in a folder (manually or via rule), I then click reply - I the reply to be put in the same folder as the message it is replying to.

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    Re: Outlook Filing (2000 SP1 (9.0.0.3821))

    outlook has an option to put replies in the folder with the original.
    tools | options | email options button, advanced button.

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    Re: Outlook Filing (2000 SP1 (9.0.0.3821))

    Thanks MaryJ that is exactly what I was looking for <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15> - now does anyone know how to make my folder dialog come up when a message is put in sent items?

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    Re: Outlook Filing (2000 SP1 (9.0.0.3821))

    Sorry about the typo in the original post -

    I would like to be able to run the dialogue box only if there is no rule for the item - eg it ends up in sent items. I had trouble finding somewhere in the Outlook Object Model that would trigger when a message is put in sent items or after rules have been run.

    Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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    Re: Outlook Filing (2000 SP1 (9.0.0.3821))

    Why not just put a default rule at the bottom of the list in the Rules Wizard, match all items and use the "Notify me with message" action?

    StuartR

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    Re: Outlook Filing (2000 SP1 (9.0.0.3821))

    The idea sounds good - could you give me more details of how I could make the rule?

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    Re: Outlook Filing (2000 SP1 (9.0.0.3821))

    That's what I get for not testing my ideas before posting.

    If you have a rule for incoming messages (Check messages when they arrive) then one of the options for an action is "Notify me with a specific message". This option doesn't appear when you start with "Check messages after sending".

    That leaves the option of choosing a "Custom Action". There is some information about how to create a simple custom action using VB in Q306108 but I couldn't get it to work!

    StuartR

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