Outlook VBA to check if a new file is added to an outlook folder since last check?

Posted on 2010-09-02
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
How can I make outlook vba check if a new file is added to an outlook folder or not?
Question by:awesomejohn19
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by:Chris Bottomley
ID: 33590924
Thinking slightly differently - how about detecting the addition of an item to a folder directly?


Author Comment

ID: 33590950

I guess that's ok too. How would we achieve that? :)
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by:Chris Bottomley
ID: 33590951
The following in thisOutlookSession for example will trigger whenever something is added to the inbox.

Public WithEvents olkInbox As Outlook.items

Private Sub Application_Startup()

    Set olkInbox = Session.GetDefaultFolder(olFolderCalendar).items

End Sub

Sub olkInbox_ItemAdd(ByVal Item As Object)
    msgbox "Item Added:> " & item.subject
End Sub

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Chris Bottomley earned 500 total points
ID: 33590961
The startup sub needs to be triggered to enable it to work ... and is run whenever outlook restarts - or you can simply run it the first time, and from then on it;'s triggered whenver an item is added.  Of course pretty much any folder can be processed in this way.


Author Comment

ID: 33590965
cool thanks

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