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VB Script to download outlook mail attachments

Posted on 2016-09-29
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Hi All,
I am using a VB Script on Outlook that downloads any attachment in an outlook mail to a specific folder.
Then i am calling this script in an Outlook Rule where i define to which mail this script has to work for.
The issue that i am facing is that the script works from new-old fashion providing me oldest attachment and not newest attachment.This is for the attachments with same name in every mail.
What shall i add to the below script so that it moves in old - new sort downloading new attachments to override old attachments with the same name.
 
VB Script used:
Public Sub saveAttachtoDisk(itm As Outlook.MailItem)
Dim objAtt As Outlook.Attachment
Dim saveFolder As String
saveFolder = "E:\Projects\Takeda\Data\Zipped Incremental data\incremental\"      
For Each objAtt In itm.Attachments          
objAtt.SaveAsFile saveFolder & "\" & objAtt.DisplayName          
    Set objAtt = Nothing      
Next
End Sub
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Question by:Pulkit Thukral
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Your script effectively overwrites the existing file. How do you run your rules? Manually or just automatically for incoming emails? If manually, the order of emails is not guaranteed at all.

In order to process emails in a particular order (by date, for instance) you need to create a much more complex script that will get emails in a sorted order, check all required conditions and save attachments.

Alternatively, you can add the current date (and maybe part of the time) to the name of your saveFolder.
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