Create message from .msg file

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AndrewWeb

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Hi all,

I am a relatively novice visual basic coder, but usually can cobble solutions together. I apologize if I overlooked something obvious related to the following question:

I would like to be able to turn a .msg file into an outlook message. In the GUI, I can do this easily; if I forward a message as an attachment, I can simply drag the attachment to any folder, and then I have that message in the folder as a separate, full-fledged message.

(To illustrate this: E.g., Yesterday, I received a message from John Doe in Account # 1. Today, I forward this message as an attachment from Account # 1 to Account # 2. Account #2 then receives the message + attachment from Account #1. In Account # 2, I can drag that attachment to a Folder X in Account #2, and then Folder X of Account #2 has a message from John Doe sent yesterday.)

I can find tons of posts about saving attachments as files, but nothing about the reverse: turning a .msg file into a message. Is it possible?

I have adapted code (from slipstick, of course!) that allows me to get the attachment in question (objAtt As Outlook.Attachment), and I can confirm it ends in ".msg" or is type olEmbeddeditem, but then...
  • objAtt.copy and objAtt.move don't seem to move the message, e.g.,
    • Dim myInbox as Outlook.Folder
    • Set myInbox = myNameSpace.GetDefaultFolder(olFolderInbox))
    • objAtt.copy myInbox 'no errors thrown, but no action, either
  • I can't seem to create a new message directly from the attachment, e.g.,
    • Dim newMessage as outlook.MailItem
    • Set newMessage = objAtt 'newMessage remains "Nothing"
Any help is much appreciated!
Best,
Andrew
 

AndrewWeb

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Dear Michael,
Thanks very much for the tip; I'm embarrassed that I missed that.

I was able to save and reimport the .msg file, but with one subtle issue:
When I do the attachment drag I described above, the 'new' message appears as a received message. When I use CreateItemFromTemplate, the message appears is in the correct folder, but appears to be a draft (i.e., the send button is active but the 'from' address is John Doe's).

Is there a workaround for that?
Thanks!
 
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