Macro to delete e-mail containing specific texts in the subject

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I have an Outlook rule that check for incoming mail, when the mail is from

dcmonitor, with subject containing "NT Event Security" and mail body

containing the words "audit log is cleared", then move the the outlook folder

"Audit Log Cleared".

Now I want it to further call a Macro to process deletion if necessary

before moving to the "Audit Log Cleared" folder.

I have a list of servers that have scheduled job to do audit log clearing at

specified time and day of a week, the sample of the list:

Day Time Servers

Sun 00:01 SS203, SS204, SN404, SN203, SF1203, SL2311

Daily 03:20 SS111, SS320, SN23

Daily 04:21 SN434, SN34

Wed 01:20 SSN2333, SNL2

The list is very long, so tedious to just put these into the rule itself,

further the Outlook rule limitation on rule storage size will be reached.

Therefore I would to have a Macro that do the checking:

1. Look in the subject and look for string that matches any of the server

2. If the match is found check the date and time of the mail and see if the

corresponding day and time (allow time window of 1 hour) in the list matches.

3. If matches, delete the e-mail

4. If no match, exit.
 
What is your question?

Best regards

Michael Bauer

Am Thu, 23 Jul 2009 20:24:01 -0700 schrieb Sing Chung:


> I have an Outlook rule that check for incoming mail, when the mail is from
> dcmonitor, with subject containing "NT Event Security" and mail body
> containing the words "audit log is cleared", then move the the outlook


folder
> "Audit Log Cleared".
> Now I want it to further call a Macro to process deletion if necessary
> before moving to the "Audit Log Cleared" folder.
> I have a list of servers that have scheduled job to do audit log clearing


at
> specified time and day of a week, the sample of the list:
> Day Time Servers
> Sun 00:01 SS203, SS204, SN404, SN203, SF1203, SL2311
> Daily 03:20 SS111, SS320, SN23
> Daily 04:21 SN434, SN34
> Wed 01:20 SSN2333, SNL2
> The list is very long, so tedious to just put these into the rule itself,
> further the Outlook rule limitation on rule storage size will be reached.
> Therefore I would to have a Macro that do the checking:
> 1. Look in the subject and look for string that matches any of the server
> 2. If the match is found check the date and time of the mail and see if


the
> corresponding day and time (allow time window of 1 hour) in the list


matches.
> 3. If matches, delete the e-mail
> 4. If no match, exit.
 
The question is:

How do I write a Macro to:

1. Look in the subject of incoming e-mails (which are already moved to the

"Audit Log Cleared" folder) and look for string that matches any of the

servers in the list (sample shown below)

2. If the match is found check the date and time of the mail and see if the

corresponding day and time (allow time window of 1 hour) in the list

matches.

3. If matches, delete the e-mail

4. If no match, exit?

Background information:

I have an Outlook rule that check for incoming mail, when the mail is from

dcmonitor, with subject containing "NT Event Security" and mail body

containing the words "audit log is cleared", then move the the outlook

folder "Audit Log Cleared".

The sample list of servers look like this:

Day Time Servers

Sun 00:01 SS203, SS204, SN404, SN203, SF1203, SL2311

Daily 03:20 SS111, SS320, SN23

Daily 04:21 SN434, SN34

Wed 01:20 SSN2333, SNL2

The dates and times here refer to the times when these particular servers

are scheduled to do audit log clearing. The idea is if the 'audit log is

cleared' alerts sent by DCMonitor belongs to the groups of servers that are

scheduled to do audit log clearing, then ignore these alerts (delete them),

then only the genuine alerts (those unexpected ones) I need to take care.

The name of the server is included in the subject of the alert e-mails.

"Michael Bauer " <mb@mvps.org> wrote in message

news:fiuepwwz88vg$.10rsy6cn9ltxh.dlg@40tude.net...

> What is your question?

> > Best regards
> Michael Bauer

> >

> Am Thu, 23 Jul 2009 20:24:01 -0700 schrieb Sing Chung:
>
> > I have an Outlook rule that check for incoming mail, when the mail is
> > from
> > dcmonitor, with subject containing "NT Event Security" and mail body
> > containing the words "audit log is cleared", then move the the outlook

> folder
> > "Audit Log Cleared".
> > Now I want it to further call a Macro to process deletion if necessary
> > before moving to the "Audit Log Cleared" folder.
> > I have a list of servers that have scheduled job to do audit log clearing

> at
> > specified time and day of a week, the sample of the list:
> > Day Time Servers
> > Sun 00:01 SS203, SS204, SN404, SN203, SF1203, SL2311
> > Daily 03:20 SS111, SS320, SN23
> > Daily 04:21 SN434, SN34
> > Wed 01:20 SSN2333, SNL2
> > The list is very long, so tedious to just put these into the rule itself,
> > further the Outlook rule limitation on rule storage size will be reached.
> > Therefore I would to have a Macro that do the checking:
> > 1. Look in the subject and look for string that matches any of the server
> > 2. If the match is found check the date and time of the mail and see if

> the
> > corresponding day and time (allow time window of 1 hour) in the list

> matches.
> > 3. If matches, delete the e-mail
> > 4. If no match, exit.
 
1. You might start with the ItemAdd event, which fires when an item is added

to a folder.

The server names can be searched in the Subject property of the email with

the Instr function. A question is where you will get the server names and

times from. You can use a collection object or an array, and 'hard-code' the

data; maybe you want to read the data from a file, which would add some

steps.

2. Read the ReceivedTime property, and use the DateDiff function to compare

the date with your collection of dates.

If there's a match, call the item's Delete method.

All mentioned functions are explained, usually with an example, in the VBA

help file.

Best regards

Michael Bauer

Am Wed, 29 Jul 2009 23:44:02 +0800 schrieb Hii Sing Chung:


> The question is:
> How do I write a Macro to:
> 1. Look in the subject of incoming e-mails (which are already moved to the
> "Audit Log Cleared" folder) and look for string that matches any of the
> servers in the list (sample shown below)
> 2. If the match is found check the date and time of the mail and see if


the
> corresponding day and time (allow time window of 1 hour) in the list
> matches.
> 3. If matches, delete the e-mail
> 4. If no match, exit?

> Background information:
> I have an Outlook rule that check for incoming mail, when the mail is from
> dcmonitor, with subject containing "NT Event Security" and mail body
> containing the words "audit log is cleared", then move the the outlook
> folder "Audit Log Cleared".

> The sample list of servers look like this:
> Day Time Servers
> Sun 00:01 SS203, SS204, SN404, SN203, SF1203, SL2311
> Daily 03:20 SS111, SS320, SN23
> Daily 04:21 SN434, SN34
> Wed 01:20 SSN2333, SNL2

> The dates and times here refer to the times when these particular servers
> are scheduled to do audit log clearing. The idea is if the 'audit log is
> cleared' alerts sent by DCMonitor belongs to the groups of servers that


are
> scheduled to do audit log clearing, then ignore these alerts (delete


them),
> then only the genuine alerts (those unexpected ones) I need to take care.
> The name of the server is included in the subject of the alert e-mails.

> "Michael Bauer " <mb@mvps.org> wrote in message
> news:fiuepwwz88vg$.10rsy6cn9ltxh.dlg@40tude.net...
>

>
>> What is your question?
>

>> > > Best regards
> > Michael Bauer
>

>> >> >
>
>> Am Thu, 23 Jul 2009 20:24:01 -0700 schrieb Sing Chung:
> >
> >> I have an Outlook rule that check for incoming mail, when the mail is
> >> from
> >> dcmonitor, with subject containing "NT Event Security" and mail body
> >> containing the words "audit log is cleared", then move the the outlook

> > folder
> >> "Audit Log Cleared".
> >> Now I want it to further call a Macro to process deletion if necessary
> >> before moving to the "Audit Log Cleared" folder.
> >> I have a list of servers that have scheduled job to do audit log


clearing
> > at
> >> specified time and day of a week, the sample of the list:
> >> Day Time Servers
> >> Sun 00:01 SS203, SS204, SN404, SN203, SF1203, SL2311
> >> Daily 03:20 SS111, SS320, SN23
> >> Daily 04:21 SN434, SN34
> >> Wed 01:20 SSN2333, SNL2
> >> The list is very long, so tedious to just put these into the rule


itself,
> >> further the Outlook rule limitation on rule storage size will be


reached.
> >> Therefore I would to have a Macro that do the checking:
> >> 1. Look in the subject and look for string that matches any of the


server
> >> 2. If the match is found check the date and time of the mail and see if

> > the
> >> corresponding day and time (allow time window of 1 hour) in the list

> > matches.
> >> 3. If matches, delete the e-mail
> >> 4. If no match, exit.
 
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