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Microsoft outlook mailitem, flagicon not working

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Hello,

Hoping you can help,

I have some code which creates a new outlook email item, i want to be able to set the colour of the flag when its received.
At the moment i use this line of code
.FlagIcon olGreenFlagIcon

What happens is the email sends fine, when the receipient gets the email it does have a flag but its RED! not green.

Has anyone come across this before, let me know if you need the full code.

Cheers
Steve
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From the Outlook VBA Reference .....

FlagIcon Property
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Setting the FlagIcon property before sending an item will not set the flag on the item when the recipient receives it.

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But as a work around, you might create a custom mail form and use the ITEM OPEN event to set the flag on the other end.  But this would  require getting around other security issues.
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At the moment it does set a flag icon buts its red, not green as i would have thought from the code. I might just have to stop being picky and stick with the red. Anyother ideas??
il close if not.
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If these are being sent to the same user, you might have then add a rule to flag them green.

Other than trying the Item Open event, I'm out of other ideas.
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Ah good idea, thanks for your help
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