Turning on/off Rules from VBA

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Outlook version
Outlook 2013 32 bit
Email Account
Exchange Server

I have created a rule in Outlook 2010/13. It acts on my outbox and delays the send of all emails by 1 minute. This gives me time to realise when I have made a mistake, and go and change the email. This works well for me, and I change 'outbound' emails a hand full of times per week.

The trouble is that sometimes I want to send an email immediately (eg I am talking on the phone to someone, and want to send them a document or a link). In this case I have to turn off the rule, send the email and then turn the rule back on.

What I really would like is a way to do this automatically. One way would be a "send immediately" macro that turns off the rule, then back on afterwards. Maybe another way would be a simple "toggle" rule macro that allows me to turn the rule on/off more easily.

Can anyone suggest something that might work, along with some code stubs to get me started?


Outlook version
Outlook 2013 32 bit
Email Account
Exchange Server
Thanks Diane - I can work with this. I have tried to find such code in the past but unsuccessfully.
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