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Outlook - saving new mail in specific folder

Posted on 2002-06-13
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When a new mail item is created in Outlook (through automation), how do you save it to a specific folder? It always saves the email in the Drafts folder which I presume is the "Outlook default folder for the item type".
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In the Menu, select Tools --> Rules Wizard and you can specify which message should get saved in what specific folder.
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rpai,

The messages that need to be saved are newly created, unsent email. The rules wizard works with sent and recieved messages only.

If you create a new message in Outlook and then save it, it is saved in the Drafts folder automatically. I realize that the default folder can be changed in Outlook but I do not want to do this. Email created by a user *should* go into the drafts folder but the email that I am generating through code needs to be saved in a specific folder.
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Figured it out.

After creating the email, instead of .Save (which always saves it in the Drafts folder), I am using:

MailItem.Move (myMAPIFolder)

to save it in a specific folder.

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Thats good news!!

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