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Outlook Emails Opening As Editable

I'd like a small piece of code which works with Outlook 03 and 07 which will ensure that when I open an email in any folder of my Outlook client (pst) the email open in the usual way but is editable. This should work both for plain text and HTML emails. I'd like to be able to toggle the code off. Can anyone help with this?
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David LeeCommented:
Hi, Mike.

The code below will open the currently selected item for editing.  It should work in both 2003 and 2007, but I've only tested it using 2007.
Sub OpenForEditing()
    Dim olkMessage As Outlook.MailItem, _
        ofcCB As Object, _
        ofcCBB As Object, _
        olkInsp As Outlook.Inspector
    Set olkMessage = Application.ActiveExplorer.Selection(1)
    Set olkInsp = Application.ActiveInspector
    Set ofcCB = olkInsp.CommandBars("Edit")
    Set ofcCBB = ofcCB.Controls("Edit Message")
    Set ofcCBB = Nothing
    Set ofcCB = Nothing
    Set olkMessage = Nothing
End Sub

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Mike235Author Commented:
Hi again! This is almost what I need and probably fine. I perhaps wasn't sufficiently clear but what I had hoped for is the following : normal behaviour is that when the 'currently selected item' is highlighted as "Enter" is pressed, then that message item opens read-only. I was hoping for it to open read-write on "Enter". Cheers, Mike
David LeeCommented:
Sorry, I don't see any way to do that.  This works by simulating mouse clicks on toolbar selections.  That requires the item to be visible onscreen.  The events that are triggered when an item opens all occur before the item appears onscreen.  The best solution I can offer is to create a toolbar button that runs this code.  You'd click it instead of pressing Enter.
Mike235Author Commented:
OK, good enough, and a conclusive answer. Thanks again for the code. Best regards, Mike
David LeeCommented:
You're welcome, Mike.
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