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Streamlining Outlook Tasks

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I am currently running MS Outlook 2000, on an XP Pro (SP2) Machine in the office.

I handle a lot of e-mail attachments, and was wondering if it is possible to create an add-in, script or macro that would enable me to set up a folder whereby I can drag an e-mail into it, and it will save the attachments to a given location, retaining their original file names.
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If anyone can provide a solution to this question, I'll be willing to add an extra couple of hundred points.
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Mickey81

I have seen and applied pretty much what you ask for in the following publication:

"Office VBA Macros You Can Use Today: Over 100 Amazing Ways to Automate Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Access (Paperback)".  ISBN 1932802061.

They show it triggered by a a button whereas I have implemented it from a drop down button.  The functionality is that the 'current directory', (can be changed of course) is searched for all mail items and then for each item found, if it has any attachments they are saved to a pre-defined, (or user selected if that's what you want) directory.

I couldn't figure out any way to automate it BUT it does at the press of a button do the rest of your requirements, (if file name pre-exists it auto increments the file name automatically).

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Chris Bottomley
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