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I have a series of macros that I use to set different messages in the Out Of Office assistant.  They have worked fine in 2003, but now, the CreateObject("MAPI.Session") is not liked.  I cannot find the 2007 equivalent of this statement.
    Dim Text1, Text2, Text3, TextComma As String
 
    TextComma = ", "
    Text1 = "Thanks for your e-mail! "
    Text2 = "My hours are 7:30 - 4:00 and I am gone for the rest of today, "
    Text3 = ".  I will return your e-mail in the morning. "
 
    Set oSession = CreateObject("MAPI.Session")
    oSession.Logon "", "", False, False
  
    'Set the body text.
    oSession.OutOfOfficeText = Text1 & Chr$(13) & Chr$(13) & Text2 & WeekdayName(Weekday(Date)) & TextComma & Date & Text3
 
    'Turning on Out of Office
    oSession.OutOfOffice = True

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Hi, pmpatane.

Outlook 2007 doesn't use CDO (e.g. MAPI.Session).  Microsoft added the ability to manage properties directly from the Outlook object model without the need for another component (CDO).  Here's a macro that sets the out of office text and turns it on.
Sub OutOfOffice()
    Const PR_OOF_STATE = "http://schemas.microsoft.com/mapi/proptag/0x661D000B"
    Dim olkIS As Outlook.Store, _
        olkPA As Outlook.PropertyAccessor, _
        olkOOFMessage As Outlook.StorageItem
    For Each olkIS In Session.Stores
        If olkIS.ExchangeStoreType = olPrimaryExchangeMailbox Then
            Set olkPA = olkIS.PropertyAccessor
            olkPA.SetProperty PR_OOF_STATE, True
            Set olkOOFMessage = Outlook.Session.GetDefaultFolder(olFolderInbox).GetStorage("IPM.Note.Rules.OofTemplate.Microsoft", olIdentifyByMessageClass)
            olkOOFMessage.Body = Text1 & Chr$(13) & Chr$(13) & Text2 & WeekdayName(Weekday(Date)) & TextComma & Date & Text3
            olkOOFMessage.Save
            Exit For
        End If
    Next
    Set olkIS = Nothing
    Set olkPA = Nothing
    Set olkOOFMessage = Nothing
End Sub

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That worked flawlessly, but wow, a whole lot more overhead is necessary.  You want to recommend any good books for Outlook 2007 VBA.  My old skills aren't going to be up to snuff.  (Even though my 2003 macros for Send with Read Receipt and adding Voting buttons still work)
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by:David Lee
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The best book I know of is "Microsoft Outlook 2007 Programming" by Sue Mosher (ISBN: 978-1-55558-346-0).  She also runs the site http://www.outlookcode.com
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