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troubleshooting Question

Outlook Macro to delete emails not meeting keywords

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Jose Rivera-HernandezFlag for United States of America asked on
Visual Basic ClassicOutlookMicrosoft ApplicationsVB ScriptREST
55 Comments1 Solution509 ViewsLast Modified:
I have an Outlook (2010) Macro that sends emails with certain keywords in them to the "Deleted Items" bin.  What I would like now is an Outlook macro that will move emails having certain key words (account, ssn, credit) to another folder and the rest to the "Deleted Items" bin. All these emails come from a defined account.

see the code that I am using right now.

Function UnwantedMessage(olkMsg As Outlook.MailItem) As Boolean
    'On the next line edit the keywords/phrases you want to filter out.  Use the | character to separate each word/phrase
    Const KEYWORDS = "Address change completed|Thank you for your interest in employment |Ad|Internet Explorer 8 Settings"
    Dim olkAtt As Outlook.Attachment, objRegEx As Object, colMatches As Object
    Set objRegEx = CreateObject("VBscript.RegExp")
    With objRegEx
        .IgnoreCase = False
        .Pattern = KEYWORDS
        .Global = True
    End With
    For Each olkAtt In olkMsg.Attachments
        If IsHiddenAttachment(olkAtt) Then
            Set colMatches = objRegEx.Execute(olkAtt.FileName)
            If colMatches.Count > 0 Then
                UnwantedMessage = True
                Exit For
            End If
        End If
    Set olkAtt = Nothing
    Set objRegEx = Nothing
    Set colMatches = Nothing
End Function
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