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need vb.net code to delete e-mails from custom outlook folder

Posted on 2011-03-01
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have hundreds of thousands of e-mail messages that need to be deleted
doing it manually would take a long long time

trying to automate using vb.net
folder containing e-mails is located under

Deleted Items /  Notifications

-Alex
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here's the code for you:
Dim OutlookApp As New Application()
Dim exp As _Explorer = OutlookApp.ActiveExplorer()

For Each st As Store In exp.Session.Stores
	If st.DisplayName.ToLower().StartsWith("mailbox") Then
		Dim rootFolder As MAPIFolder = st.GetRootFolder()
		Dim parentFolder As MAPIFolder = rootFolder.Folders.Cast(Of MAPIFolder)().Where(Function(n) n.Name = "Deleted Items").FirstOrDefault()
		Dim folder As MAPIFolder = parentFolder.Folders.Cast(Of MAPIFolder)().Where(Function(n) n.Name = "Notifications").FirstOrDefault()
		folder.Delete()
		Try
			parentFolder.Folders.Add("Notifications", OlDefaultFolders.olFolderInbox)
		Catch ex As System.Exception
			Console.WriteLine(ex.Message)
		End Try
		Exit For
	End If
Next

exp.Close()

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getting 'NullReferenceException was unhandled'
Object reference not set to an instance of an object
 
after reaching

 For Each st As Store In exp.Session.Stores
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