Get the message opening date in the outlook email

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Memo

Hi,

I wander for the possibility to capture the opening date once the user open

a message from the outlook? Is there a way to do it by code?
 
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Sue Mosher [MVP]

Yes, that's possible. In VBA and VBScript, the Now() function returns the

current date/time. Exactly what you do with it depends on the details of

your scenario that you haven't shared with us yet.

Sue Mosher

"Memo" <Memo> wrote in message

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> Hi,
> I wander for the possibility to capture the opening date once the user
> open
> a message from the outlook? Is there a way to do it by code?
>
 
M

Memo

Thank you very much; what I'm trying to do is to track when each user has

been received a particular e-mail and store that date in external container

(Database, SharePoint list …) this functionality is needed for auditing kind

of thing.

so the system will start sending an e-mails for several users and request

from them to start taking an action according to it and these actions must be

monitored by an auditors but in the same time the auditors do need to know if

the users read there e-mails or not

"Sue Mosher [MVP]" wrote:


> Yes, that's possible. In VBA and VBScript, the Now() function returns the
> current date/time. Exactly what you do with it depends on the details of
> your scenario that you haven't shared with us yet.
> > Sue Mosher
> > >

> "Memo" <Memo> wrote in message
> news:D321755A-E2E3-4E05-ADCF-A2789A7BD487@microsoft.com...
> > Hi,
> > I wander for the possibility to capture the opening date once the user
> > open
> > a message from the outlook? Is there a way to do it by code?
> >


> .
>
 
S

Sue Mosher [MVP]

It could be done with either an add-in running on each user's machine or

with a custom message form published to the Organizational Forms library on

the company's Exchange server or to each user's Personal Forms library.

But before you start developing the spec for your application, you might

want to consider whether the built-in read receipt mechanism in Outlook

might be sufficient for your scenario.

Sue Mosher

"Memo" <Memo> wrote in message

news:7443F774-D0F2-4139-B3DD-769AD598E658@microsoft.com...
> Thank you very much; what I'm trying to do is to track when each user has
> been received a particular e-mail and store that date in external
> container
> (Database, SharePoint list .) this functionality is needed for auditing
> kind
> of thing.

> so the system will start sending an e-mails for several users and request
> from them to start taking an action according to it and these actions must
> be
> monitored by an auditors but in the same time the auditors do need to know
> if
> the users read there e-mails or not

> "Sue Mosher [MVP]" wrote:
>
> > Yes, that's possible. In VBA and VBScript, the Now() function returns the
> > current date/time. Exactly what you do with it depends on the details of
> > your scenario that you haven't shared with us yet.
>

>> "Memo" <Memo> wrote in message
> > news:D321755A-E2E3-4E05-ADCF-A2789A7BD487@microsoft.com...
> > > Hi,
> > > I wander for the possibility to capture the opening date once the user
> > > open
> > > a message from the outlook? Is there a way to do it by code?
 
M

Memo

Thank you for your replay, actually the receipt it might be going to be

perfect if the user won't be able to cancel it by clicking on don't sent a

receipt! How can I achieve the add-in or the publishing solution? What is the

deference's?

"Sue Mosher [MVP]" wrote:


> It could be done with either an add-in running on each user's machine or
> with a custom message form published to the Organizational Forms library on
> the company's Exchange server or to each user's Personal Forms library.

> But before you start developing the spec for your application, you might
> want to consider whether the built-in read receipt mechanism in Outlook
> might be sufficient for your scenario.
> > Sue Mosher
> > >

> "Memo" <Memo> wrote in message
> news:7443F774-D0F2-4139-B3DD-769AD598E658@microsoft.com...
> > Thank you very much; what I'm trying to do is to track when each user has
> > been received a particular e-mail and store that date in external
> > container
> > (Database, SharePoint list .) this functionality is needed for auditing
> > kind
> > of thing.
> > so the system will start sending an e-mails for several users and request
> > from them to start taking an action according to it and these actions must
> > be
> > monitored by an auditors but in the same time the auditors do need to know
> > if
> > the users read there e-mails or not
> > "Sue Mosher [MVP]" wrote:
> >
> >> Yes, that's possible. In VBA and VBScript, the Now() function returns the
> >> current date/time. Exactly what you do with it depends on the details of
> >> your scenario that you haven't shared with us yet.
> >
> >> "Memo" <Memo> wrote in message
> >> news:D321755A-E2E3-4E05-ADCF-A2789A7BD487@microsoft.com...
> >> > Hi,
> >> > I wander for the possibility to capture the opening date once the user
> >> > open
> >> > a message from the outlook? Is there a way to do it by code?


> .
>
 
S

Sue Mosher [MVP]

A published form is suitable only if your scenario extends only to people in

your own organization *and* if you can meet the publishing requirement I

mentioned earlier. Information on creating published custom forms and

Outlook add-ins is available on MSDN and at the Outlookcode.com web site.

It's not something that can be covered in a few sentences of a Usenet post.

Sue Mosher

"Memo" <Memo> wrote in message

news:B960FFE2-1689-4FC4-BF2E-DB1337FD1CA1@microsoft.com...
> Thank you for your replay, actually the receipt it might be going to be
> perfect if the user won't be able to cancel it by clicking on don't sent a
> receipt! How can I achieve the add-in or the publishing solution? What is
> the
> deference's?

> "Sue Mosher [MVP]" wrote:
>
> > It could be done with either an add-in running on each user's machine or
> > with a custom message form published to the Organizational Forms library
> > on
> > the company's Exchange server or to each user's Personal Forms library.
>

>> But before you start developing the spec for your application, you might
> > want to consider whether the built-in read receipt mechanism in Outlook
> > might be sufficient for your scenario.
>

>> "Memo" <Memo> wrote in message
> > news:7443F774-D0F2-4139-B3DD-769AD598E658@microsoft.com...
> > > Thank you very much; what I'm trying to do is to track when each user
> > > has
> > > been received a particular e-mail and store that date in external
> > > container
> > > (Database, SharePoint list .) this functionality is needed for auditing
> > > kind
> > > of thing.
> >> > so the system will start sending an e-mails for several users and
> > > request
> > > from them to start taking an action according to it and these actions
> > > must
> > > be
> > > monitored by an auditors but in the same time the auditors do need to
> > > know
> > > if
> > > the users read there e-mails or not
> >>> > "Sue Mosher [MVP]" wrote:
> >> >> Yes, that's possible. In VBA and VBScript, the Now() function returns
> > >> the
> > >> current date/time. Exactly what you do with it depends on the details
> > >> of
> > >> your scenario that you haven't shared with us yet.
> > >
>> >> "Memo" <Memo> wrote in message
> > >> news:D321755A-E2E3-4E05-ADCF-A2789A7BD487@microsoft.com...
> > >> > Hi,
> > >> > I wander for the possibility to capture the opening date once the
> > >> > user
> > >> > open
> > >> > a message from the outlook? Is there a way to do it by code?

>

>
>> .
> >
 
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