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Save Outlook attachments to the hard drive

Posted on 2007-04-04
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I am looking to try and find some sample code that will run through an Outlook 2003 Inbox and remove all attachments and store them on the hard drive.  I have found a few examples out on a few sites and they all seem to not work exactly as stated.

Thanks in advance.

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what you can do is select the inbox folder by

   Set nspNameSpace = Application.GetNamespace("MAPI")
   Set objMail = nspNameSpace.GetDefaultFolder(olFolderInbox)

then using looping you can iterate for #of mails count, i think its objMail.items.count
and for each mailItem you can check for the attachments by,


If myMail.Item.Attachments.Count > 0 Then      
      For i = 1 To myMail.Item.Attachments.Count
            myMail.Item.Attachments.Item(i).SaveAsFile(outlookAttPath & "\" & System.IO.Path.GetFileNameWithoutExtension(myMail.Item.Attachments.Item(i).FileName) & "-" & dateTimeStamp &  System.IO.Path.GetExtension((myMail.Item.Attachments.Item(i).FileName)))
                Next
End If

again you want to delete the attachment, i dont know if it possible in any oulook except 2007.
but you can give a try by calling a Delete method by,
                myMail.Item.Attachments.Item(i).delete

the other sources you should refer:

http://www.fontstuff.com/outlook/oltut01.htm
http://www.outlookcode.com/codedetail.aspx?id=70
http://www.slovaktech.com/code_samples.htm#StripAttachments
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