Search in Outlook 'Subject' only finds a couple of emails?

Posted on 2004-08-27
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2010-05-02
I have the following module that I want to search the subject field for 'Incident Alert' and save the .msg to a specified location. Let's say I have three emails in my 'inbox' with the subject of: Incident Alert. The module is only finding two of them and saving one of them to my 'C' drive. There is still one left in my inbox for some reason and only one is being saved. Any ideas??

Private Sub Main()
Dim oOutlook As Outlook.Application
Dim oNs As Outlook.NameSpace
Dim oFldr As Outlook.MAPIFolder
Dim oMessage As Outlook.MailItem
Set oOutlook = New Outlook.Application
Set oNs = oOutlook.GetNamespace("MAPI")
Set oFldr = oNs.GetDefaultFolder(olFolderInbox)

For Each oMessage In oFldr.Items
    If InStr(1, oMessage.Subject, "Incident Alert") > 0 Then
      oMessage.SaveAs "c:\Incident Alert\" & "Incident Alert.msg", olMSG
End If

    Next oMessage
    Set oMessage = Nothing
    Set oFldr = Nothing
    Set oNs = Nothing
    Set oOutlook = Nothing
End Sub
Question by:Richard Kreidl
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Accepted Solution

David Lee earned 500 total points
ID: 11916365
It's tough to say why without being able to see the subject lines as they actually appear.  My first thought is that the one item has an extra space, is misspelled, has an additional letter in upper case, or something like that.  Clearly the code must be working or it wouldn't find the two items.  So, it seems reasonable that it's something about the third item.  You might try forcing the test to either all upper case or all lower case.  Something like:

If InStr(1, UCase(oMessage.Subject), "INCIDENT ALERT") > 0 Then

Expert Comment

ID: 11919945
oMessage.SaveAs "c:\Incident Alert\" & "Incident Alert.msg", olMSG

I am not sure but, I think that all found messages wil be saved with same filename, so some data can be overwritten. Try to add counter of found messages and add counter to the file name

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