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Automatically Export Outlook Email Messages to Excel

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How can I automatically export Outlook email messages to an excel spreadsheet as they are received?  I think the best way might be to use a rule to run a script but I don't know how to write that script.  Does anyone have any suggestions or script samples?  I am doing this so that I can have our users email their IT problems/requests and then our techs could check the spreadsheet to see what needs to be done, sort of an automatic to-do list.  i want it to be in excel so that the techs can add notes and so that the users could check the status of their requests.  I am open to any other suggestions though.
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I'd recommend using a database instead of a spreadsheet.  If someone has the spreadsheet open in edit mode when an item arrives, then I don't think that item can be written into the spreadsheet.  I expect at that point the spreadhseet will be locked.  That aside, yes this is possible.  There is a hitch though.  Accessing any Outlook field that contains or may contain an email address is going to trigger Outlook security.  That will cause a dialog-box to pop up warning that an application is accessing your mailbox and asking you for permission to allow it to continue.  There's no way to turn this off, but there are ways to work around it.  The two simplest approaches require the use of third-party software, one free (I beleive) the other not free.  
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