Control Outlook from Excel using VBA in Microsoft Excel

The two example macros below demonstrates how you can send information to Outlook
(e.g. sending an e-mail message) and how you can retrieve information from Outlook
(e.g. retrieving a list av all messages in the Inbox).

Note! Read and edit the example code before you try to execute it in your own project!

' requires a reference to the Microsoft Outlook 8.0 Object Library
Sub SendAnEmailWithOutlook()
' creates and sends a new e-mail message with Outlook
Dim OLF As Outlook.MAPIFolder, olMailItem As Outlook.MailItem
Dim ToContact As Outlook.Recipient
Set OLF = GetObject("", _
Set olMailItem = OLF.Items.Add ' creates a new e-mail message
With olMailItem
.Subject = "Subject for the new e-mail message" ' message subject
Set ToContact = .Recipients.Add("") ' add a recipient
Set ToContact = .Recipients.Add("") ' add a recipient
ToContact.Type = olCC ' set latest recipient as CC
Set ToContact = .Recipients.Add("") ' add a recipient
ToContact.Type = olBCC ' set latest recipient as BCC
.Body = "This is the message text" & Chr(13) 
' the message text with a line break
.Attachments.Add "C:\FolderName\Filename.txt", olByValue, , _
"Attachment" ' insert attachment
'        .Attachments.Add "C:\FolderName\Filename.txt", olByReference, , _
"Shortcut to Attachment" ' insert shortcut
'        .Attachments.Add "C:\FolderName\Filename.txt", olEmbeddedItem, , _
"Embedded Attachment" ' embedded attachment
'        .Attachments.Add "C:\FolderName\Filename.txt", olOLE, , _
"OLE Attachment" ' OLE attachment
.OriginatorDeliveryReportRequested = True ' delivery confirmation
.ReadReceiptRequested = True ' read confirmation
'.Save ' saves the message for later editing
.Send ' sends the e-mail message (puts it in the Outbox)
End With
Set ToContact = Nothing
Set olMailItem = Nothing
Set OLF = Nothing
End Sub
Sub ListAllItemsInInbox()
Dim OLF As Outlook.MAPIFolder, CurrUser As String
Dim EmailItemCount As Integer, i As Integer, EmailCount As Integer
Application.ScreenUpdating = False
Workbooks.Add ' create a new workbook
' add headings
Cells(1, 1).Formula = "Subject"
Cells(1, 2).Formula = "Recieved"
Cells(1, 3).Formula = "Attachments"
Cells(1, 4).Formula = "Read"
With Range("A1:D1").Font
.Bold = True
.Size = 14
End With
Application.Calculation = xlCalculationManual
Set OLF = GetObject("", _
EmailItemCount = OLF.Items.Count
i = 0: EmailCount = 0
' read e-mail information
While i < EmailItemCount
i = i + 1
If i Mod 50 = 0 Then Application.StatusBar = "Reading e-mail messages " & _
Format(i / EmailItemCount, "0%") & "..."
With OLF.Items(i)
EmailCount = EmailCount + 1
Cells(EmailCount + 1, 1).Formula = .Subject
Cells(EmailCount + 1, 2).Formula = Format(.ReceivedTime, " hh:mm")
Cells(EmailCount + 1, 3).Formula = .Attachments.Count
Cells(EmailCount + 1, 4).Formula = Not .UnRead
End With
Application.Calculation = xlCalculationAutomatic
Set OLF = Nothing
ActiveWindow.FreezePanes = True
ActiveWorkbook.Saved = True
Application.StatusBar = False
End Sub

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