Using an instance of the outlook namespace I can use the CreateItem to create and manipulate a new email message, leaving it available for the user to add text or other things at will then send it.
Now there is a requirement that the user selects an email message and hits 'reply' to start editing a new email. At this point when the email editor window is open
that via VBA I can get the item
and manipulate it as if it was a new item generated by my current code. How?