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search outlook email recipients and remove specific addresses

I'm trying to search all recipients in an email before its sent and remove any email address that match "whatever@whatever.com", even if that email address resides in a distribution list. I came up with the following code so far... but I don't know how to remove an email address from a distribution list in the recipients, and ONLY from the recipients. So if it's part of a distribution list, I don't want to permanently remove it from the distribution list, just from the specific email being sent.

I was thinking maybe if I can explode the emails contained in the distribution list into normal email recipients, then remove the one I don't want, then it would work, but I don't know how to explode a distribution list.
Public Sub Application_ItemSend(ByVal Item As Object, Cancel As Boolean)
remAddress = "whatever@whatever.com"
For Each emailAddr In Item.Recipients
        Select Case emailAddr.DisplayType
            Case olPrivateDistList, olDistList
                For Each dlMember In emailAddr.AddressEntry.Members
                    If dlMember.Address = remAddress Then dlMember.Delete (????)
                Next dlMember
            Case Else
                If emailAddr.Address = remAddress Then emailAddr.Delete (????)
        End Select
Next emailAddr
End Sub

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David Lee

8/22/2022 - Mon