Email Categories: NO SHOW to sendee, SHOW in Sent folder? Prev. WR

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CuriousGeorge

I posted this issue recently, and all the responses appear to be incorrect.

I want to assign categories to emails, so that I can search my Sent emails

by category, but NOT have the recipient see the assigned category.

I was told by at least two previous posters that Outlook 2007 would do this.

(I had Office 2003.) So, after buying Office 2007 Ultimate, installing it,

and testing it (many hours and hundreds of dollars later), NADA. It does NOT

work as I was told it would.

Would somebody tell me (correctly) how I can get Outlook 2003 to do this?

This is the only reason I bought Office Ultimate 2007. (I do not like the

ribbon. It undoes years of prior learning.)

Again, how can I assign categories to an email, then send it, such that the

recipients will NOT see the assigned category, but that I WILL see the

assigned category?

(VBA code to set Item.Categories ="" erases categories from the recipients'

emails AND my emails [in the Sent folder]. OL 2007's rule on stripping

categories likewise strips it from recipients AND my Sent folder.)

(Previous posts were on 7/10/2009 and 7/12/2009. 7/12/2009 answer

[incorrectly] said:

Outlook supports stripping categories from outgoing mail but retaing

them in your mailbox. See Rules and Alerts->Start from a New Rule->On

Outgoing messages. Follow th wizard.)
 
Save this script in ThisOutlookSession




Private Sub Application_ItemSend(ByVal Item As Object, Cancel As Boolean)
Dim myNameSpace As Outlook.NameSpace
Dim myInbox As Outlook.Folder
Dim myItem As Object
Dim strEntryID As String
Dim strCategories As String
'Save and remove the Categories from the outgoing email
strCategories = Item.Categories
Item.Categories = ""
Item.Save
'Find the same email in the Sent Items folder and add the Categories
stringEntrID = Item.EntryID
Set myNameSpace = Application.GetNamespace("MAPI")
Set myInbox = myNameSpace.GetDefaultFolder(olFolderSentMail)
For i = 1 To myInbox.Items.Count
Set myItem = myInbox.Items.Item(i)
If myItem.EntryID = strEntryID Then Exit For
Next
myItem.Categories = strCategories
myItem.Save


End Sub




Regards
 
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