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select a folder to file send e-mails from Outlook?

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  • Started 6 years ago by boomer23059
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boomer23059
boomer23059
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On my old computer, I had a free Outlook add-in that would prompt you for a folder in which to store a copy whenever you sent an e-mail. It was great! I could easily store my sent e-mails in the right project folder just like I do my received e-mails. (This is in addition to the copy automatically stored in the sent folder.) But I had a hard-drive crash and I couldn't find the add-in again (shame on me.) I've found a few commercial tools that do that and a dozen other things, but not as well as the little free tool.

Has anyone seen an Outlook add-in like that? I looks like it would be easy to code, but I don't want to invest the time to learn the Outlook API. Suggestions?

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Scott
Scott
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I'm looking but need to know if it was a Microsoft or third party Add-in? Which version of Outlook do you use?

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boomer23059
boomer23059
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It was third party, not access. As I recall, it was a COM add-on.

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boomer23059
boomer23059
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Too many things going on today. I meant, "It was a third party free add-on, not from Microsoft. I think it was a COM add-in."

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Scott
Scott
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boomer23059
boomer23059
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I was aware of Slipstick and had searched it exhaustively (and just did again). I hadn't heard about snapfiles, but no luck there either.

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Scott
Scott
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Yeah, I can't find a specific AddIn for designating folders to save when sending mail.

Any other hints?

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Scott
Scott
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Closer? http://www.claritude.com/produ.....ler-ms.htm

"Prompts you for a folder when you send a message."

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supermansghost
supermansghost
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Nice find, Scott... I'm gonna try that out!

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boomer23059
boomer23059
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I'll give it a try. Still, it has a bunch of features I don't want and it's $25. Sigh. I miss my little, free COM add-in.

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boomer23059
boomer23059
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Sorry, I just re-read my last post. I'm very grateful for your work to find this. THANKS!

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Scott
Scott
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No worries, I'll keep looking. Thx SMG.

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Scott
Scott
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Boomer,

Follow this thread I started:

http://www.microsoft.com/offic.....US&p=1

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boomer23059
boomer23059
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One downside of the claritude product is that if you select a folder to store a sent message, it does NOT put a copy in the sent folder. That's not a behaviour I wanted.

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boomer23059
boomer23059
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The second example at the thread you pointed out is EXACTLY what I want! Fantastic!

Just one problem! In Outlook 2007, when I click on "Tools" "Macros", all options are greyed out. I searched the web looking for answers, but no luck. Under "Trust Center", it shows "Microsoft VBA for Outlook" add-in as loaded but inactive. It's set to "Load on Demand, (Not currently loaded)" under the COM add-ins.

I'm usint a trial version of Outlook 2007. Maybe coding is disabled in the trail, but I don't think so.

So close and yet so far!

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Scott
Scott
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You can register and ask that question direct on the Outlook thread started for you.

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