Auto datestamp on email body

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de049

Hi all,

My first post here, so thanks for your time before i start.

My issue is as follows:

We need to send a shift handover email every evening and was wondering

what would be the easiest way to have a datestamp set in a particular

area of the message body (within a designated table cell if possible).

This datestamp would need to be applied either when forwarding the email

or when sending (or whenver for that matter so long as it gets applied

automatically).

The whole idea of automating this is that we dont leave the

datestamping open to manual error (by forgetting to include it one day)

and so that the recipient is not able to alter this as it would be part

of the origianal sent message body.

Apologies for the extensive post. Really hope someone can assist.

Thanks

de049.

de049
 
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Sue Mosher [MVP]

Given that the recipient can easily alter the information in the body of the

message, I don't see how putting a date stamp there is going to meet your

requirements. Wouldn't it make more sense to rely on the date stamps that

Outlook puts on the message itself, properties that can't be altered?

Sue Mosher

"de049" <de049.4ea857f@outlookbanter.com> wrote in message

news:de049.4ea857f@outlookbanter.com...

> Hi all,

> My first post here, so thanks for your time before i start.

> My issue is as follows:

> We need to send a shift handover email every evening and was wondering
> what would be the easiest way to have a datestamp set in a particular
> area of the message body (within a designated table cell if possible).
> This datestamp would need to be applied either when forwarding the email
> or when sending (or whenver for that matter so long as it gets applied
> automatically).

> The whole idea of automating this is that we dont leave the
> datestamping open to manual error (by forgetting to include it one day)
> and so that the recipient is not able to alter this as it would be part
> of the origianal sent message body.
 
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Ken Slovak - [MVP - Outlook]

Any recipient would be able to alter it, all they have to do is click to

edit the received message. To prevent that you'd need to be using some sort

of rights management software. In addition, there are no table cells in

Outlook emails normally unless a table is specifically added and the email

is in HTML or Rich Text format.

See http://www.outlookcode.com/d/code/stampdate.htm for some ideas.

"de049" <de049.4ea857f@outlookbanter.com> wrote in message

news:de049.4ea857f@outlookbanter.com...

> Hi all,

> My first post here, so thanks for your time before i start.

> My issue is as follows:

> We need to send a shift handover email every evening and was wondering
> what would be the easiest way to have a datestamp set in a particular
> area of the message body (within a designated table cell if possible).
> This datestamp would need to be applied either when forwarding the email
> or when sending (or whenver for that matter so long as it gets applied
> automatically).

> The whole idea of automating this is that we dont leave the
> datestamping open to manual error (by forgetting to include it one day)
> and so that the recipient is not able to alter this as it would be part
> of the origianal sent message body.

> Apologies for the extensive post. Really hope someone can assist.

> Thanks

> de049.

> > de049
 
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