Complete Folderpath of Outlook Email

Posted on 2012-03-30
Last Modified: 2012-03-31
Hi Team,

I tried to search the topic of capturing the complete folder path of the eamils coming up in Outlook, but was not able to find any.

Can someone help me with the same.  What I want to achive is to capture the complete folder path of emails in VBA and then use the same later to open the emails from those paths.

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by:Chris Bottomley
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Can you explain what you mean by mails coming up ... i.e. when you open an email when you run some code or some particular explanation?


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I want to get the complete folder path of the emails in the Inbox.  I have unlimited storage in my Inbox folder so I never move my emails out of this folder.

Now using VBA I want to get the complete folder path and store in an Access database.  Later to be used to open the emails again using VBA.

I hope this answers your question.

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Chris Bottomley earned 500 total points
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The folder path is:


If you are thinking it a DOS folder then you are mistaken.  It is a 'component' within the PST which is MS proprietary.  If you are already aware of this then you may not know that if for a given item you record the entryid for the item in access then you can access the item directly anywhere in VBA\\

Within outlook

IN any VBA application and assuming olkApp points to outlook:

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by:Chris Bottomley
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IF I have the wrong idea still then sorry but can you suggest anything to help narrow in on your needs?


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Thanks a lot... It is now working... :)
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by:Chris Bottomley
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Please know I am glad to have helped in this instance and I wish you a pleasant experience with the site


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