VBA in Outlook 2007
Posted on 2011-09-20
We are trying to add a command button to menus in outlook that will allow users to save emails into folders on their computer. At first we were simply dragging the messages out into folders and users were happy because it was simple and was not time consuming. We have since found that this causes problems because emails have the same name when in an email thread so old copies are overwritten. Users, being users, are dead against renaming files once they have been dragged out because it is too time consuming!! Would it be possible to safely code something in outlook and run it from a macro button that would, say, export an email in a single click only to prompt for a file location? And is this the best way to accomplish this? What we are trying to do (big picture wise) is stop having to print emails and create paper files for correspondance. Because we already file word documents we want the emails to be in the same place but don't want to pay for a paperless system due to funds.....any suggestions?