Outlook autoreply rule

Hi All,
Scripting is definitely not my strong suite and would really appreciate some help with an issue I am facing at the moment.
Running in an Exchange 2007/Outlook 2010 environment.

My question is, is there a way to automate a reply received from a specific address/mailbox?  The reply would need to include the original emails subject line and a brief your email has been received and will now be processed message.
I have had a look at setting this up using Outlook rules, with the actions being run a script or perform a custom action (reply using a specific template – does not allow the original message subject line to be included).

Cheers,
Adam

* I have found a script that works well, and nearly does everything that I am after, the only thing that I need changed is the subject line to use the original email subject.

Sub AutoReply(Item As Outlook.MailItem)
    Dim olkReply As Outlook.MailItem
    Set olkReply = Item.Reply
    With olkReply
        'Change the subject on the next line as desired'
        .Subject = "Your Subject Goes Here"
        'Change the body as desired'
        .HTMLBody = "Your reply text goes here.<bt><br>" & olkReply.HTMLBody
        .Send
    End With
    Set olkReply = Nothing
End Sub
whitewireAsked:
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David LeeCommented:
Hi, Adam.

You're so very close to the solution.  To get the subject of the message that triggered the rule you just need Item.Subject.  Like this.

Sub AutoReply(Item As Outlook.MailItem)
    Dim olkReply As Outlook.MailItem
    Set olkReply = Item.Reply
    With olkReply
        'Change the subject on the next line as desired'
        .Subject = Item.Subject
        'Change the body as desired'
        .HTMLBody = "Your reply text goes here.<bt><br>" & olkReply.HTMLBody
        .Send
    End With
    Set olkReply = Nothing
End Sub

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whitewireAuthor Commented:
Hi BlueDevilFan,

Thanks for your help, i have replaced the required line with the one you have provided, but now the script is not working at all, I have restored back to the original, and also deleted the module and recreated. This has not corrected the issue, I am really confused as this was working all day yesterday. There are currently no replys being generated as nothing appears in the sent item box.

cheers,
Adam
whitewireAuthor Commented:
I was creating a new module within Visual Basic Editor, i have pasted amended script into this outlook session and replys are now being recieved.
David LeeCommented:
Good deal.  Glad you have it working.  Cheers!
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