Macro to remove earlier emails in long correspondence?

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Victor Delta

Hi

I frequently receive emails where, when replying, I would like to remove all

but the latest message - you know how ridiculously long some emails can

become after a few bounces!

Does anyone know of an Outlook macro (or add-in) that can do this

automatically please? If not, surely it shouldn't be that difficult to

create one - any suggestions?

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Brian Tillman

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"Victor Delta" <none@nospam.com> wrote in message

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> I frequently receive emails where, when replying, I would like to remove all
> but the latest message - you know how ridiculously long some emails can
> become after a few bounces!

> Does anyone know of an Outlook macro (or add-in) that can do this
> automatically please? If not, surely it shouldn't be that difficult to
> create one - any suggestions?


The previous messages you see are not actually separate objects. They're

simply text in the body of the message. If you don't want them accumulating,

turn off the option to include the text of the original message in the reply.

Tools>Options>E-mail Options.

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Diane Poremsky

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Office 365 Exchange
if everyone top posts, its easy to go trim the older parts of the message -

put the cursor in the message body, hold ctrl and hit PgDown. If you don't

use a sig and want to delete everything, Ctrl+A and begin typing your reply.

"Victor Delta" <none@nospam.com> wrote in message

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> Hi

> I frequently receive emails where, when replying, I would like to remove
> all but the latest message - you know how ridiculously long some emails
> can become after a few bounces!

> Does anyone know of an Outlook macro (or add-in) that can do this
> automatically please? If not, surely it shouldn't be that difficult to
> create one - any suggestions?

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"Brian Tillman " <tillman1952@yahoo.com> wrote in message

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> "Victor Delta" <none@nospam.com> wrote in message
> news:u63A1FI5JHA.4332@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
>
> > I frequently receive emails where, when replying, I would like to remove
> > all but the latest message - you know how ridiculously long some emails
> > can become after a few bounces!
>

>> Does anyone know of an Outlook macro (or add-in) that can do this
> > automatically please? If not, surely it shouldn't be that difficult to
> > create one - any suggestions?


> The previous messages you see are not actually separate objects. They're
> simply text in the body of the message. If you don't want them
> accumulating, turn off the option to include the text of the original
> message in the reply. Tools>Options>E-mail Options.


Brian

Many thanks. However, I find that eliminating all the previous

correspondence in an exchange is worse that leaving it all in (especially if

a few days elapse before one sees the new email - "what was this replying

to...?"). Hence, my request for a macro that just leaves one message before

one's reply.

I realise that the previous messages are simply text - but surely given the

format of headers etc it would not be hard to write a macro that removes the

earlier messages? In fact I find it hard to believe that no one's done it

before...?

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"Diane Poremsky [MVP]" <outlookmvp@msn.com> wrote in message

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> if everyone top posts, its easy to go trim the older parts of the
> message - put the cursor in the message body, hold ctrl and hit PgDown.
> If you don't use a sig and want to delete everything, Ctrl+A and begin
> typing your reply.


Diane

Thanks, but did you mean Shift + PgDown, perhaps?

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Brian Tillman

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"Victor Delta" <none@nospam.com> wrote in message

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> I realise that the previous messages are simply text - but surely given the
> format of headers etc it would not be hard to write a macro that removes the
> earlier messages? In fact I find it hard to believe that no one's done it
> before...?


Why not just select the unwanted text and press Delete?

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