Adding a post to an Outlook Folder via VB application

Hi Gang, can anyone tell me how to add a post item to a folder in my Outlook folder list from my VB application..  Thanks.


Derek.
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yeeeooowwwCommented:
Sub addFolder()

    Dim olookApp As Outlook.Application
    Dim olookSpace As Outlook.NameSpace
    Dim olookInbox As Outlook.MAPIFolder
    Dim olookFolder As Outlook.MAPIFolder
   
    Set olookApp = CreateObject("Outlook.Application")
    Set olookSpace = olookApp.GetNamespace("MAPI")
   
    'Must reference the folder we wish to create the new folder in.
    Set olookInbox = olookSpace.GetDefaultFolder(olFolderInbox).Parent
   
    'Use the Add method of the Folders collection of the MAPIFolder
    'object returned in the above statement.
    Set olookFolder = olookInbox.Folders.Add("MyNewFolder")
   
    Set olookFolder = Nothing
    Set olookInbox = Nothing
    Set olookSpace = Nothing
    Set olookApp = Nothing

End Sub


function to add a folder to outlook

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DelboyAuthor Commented:
Hi,  I dont want to add a folder,  I need to add a post item into an existing folder.

Thanks,  Derek.
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DelboyAuthor Commented:
Hi,  I dont want to add a folder,  I need to add a post item into an existing folder.

Thanks,  Derek.
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DelboyAuthor Commented:
Hi,  I dont want to add a folder,  I need to add a post item into an existing folder.

Thanks,  Derek.
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CimperialiCommented:
Private Sub Command1_Click()
Dim outl As Outlook.Application
Dim outNmsp As Outlook.NameSpace
Dim outFolder As Outlook.MAPIFolder
Dim outMail As Outlook.MailItem
Dim outMovedMail As Outlook.MailItem
Set outl = New Outlook.Application
Set outNmsp = outl.GetNamespace("Mapi")
Set outFolder = outNmsp.GetDefaultFolder(olFolderInbox)
Set outMail = outFolder.Items.Add(olMailItem) 'add a newmail item
outMail.Subject = "Hello from Vb" 'subject
outMail.Body = "Yes, this is a new mail from vb!"
'*********
'uncomment this one if you want to make some tricks...
'outMail.SentOnBehalfOfName = "Would you like ah?!"
'**********
outMail.Save  'this will save it to the default for this kind of object, wich is not the inbox folder!
'now, move it where you want:
'you have to pass a folder to this method and...
'...to instantiate a new mailitem!
Set outMovedMail = outMail.Move(outFolder)
'now free memory
outMovedMail.Close olDiscard 'you already saved!
Set outMovedMail = Nothing
Set outMail = Nothing
Set outFolder = Nothing
Set outNmsp = Nothing
'depending on you wanting to keep alive outlook, you may skip the folowing
outl.Quit
'but you will have to do this one!
Set outl = Nothing
End Sub
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DelboyAuthor Commented:
Hi, sorry..  you are telling me how to send a mail from VB application.  I need to save a post item into a folder in my outlook folder list.
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CimperialiCommented:
Look better: the code I posted do not send mail, but creates a new one and saves it to inbox folder. To save it somewhere else, simply
reference instead of "outFolder" the folder where you want to save it.
 
Set outMovedMail = outMail.Move(outFolder)
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DelboyAuthor Commented:
My appologies..  I need glasses.  Thanks,  Derek.
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CimperialiCommented:
LOL:
>My appologies..  I need glasses.  Thanks,  Derek
...I am Cesare not Derek...(unless Derek is your name)
;-)
Have a nice day,
Cesare I.
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