Outlook 2003 command line switch for the "from" field

Posted on 2006-05-22
Last Modified: 2008-02-01
I am using Outlook 2003 and want to generate an e mail from the command line

The following command will open a new mail with the subject field of "Test" but is there a command to set the "from" field? If not (because i cant find one) is there any other options ie. like calling a profile (/profile ***)
"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\OUTLOOK.EXE"/c imp.note /m *****@***.com?subject= Test

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    /importprf prffilename

     Launches Outlook and opens/imports the defined MAPI profile (*.prf). If Outlook is already open, queues the profile to be imported on the next clean launch.
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    /m emailname
     Provides a way for the user to add an e-mail name to the item. Only works in conjunction with the /c command-line parameter.


    Outlook.exe /c ipm.note /m emailname
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    /profile profilename
     Loads the specified profile. If your profile name contains a space, enclose the profile name in quotation marks (").

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