Question about message options

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rerun101

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Hello all!

I was wondering if there was a way to create a macro to change the text in this field in the "Message Options" popup window. I would have an assortment of different Action phrases. I use this primarily for email task management and their next actionable items.. Seeing as the field is not really used for anything else..

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Any assistance would be appreciated

Thanks
 

Diane Poremsky

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that is the contactnames field and it is writable using vba.

This will create a task using the currently selected message and set that field.

Code:
Sub CreateTask()
  Dim objMsg As MailItem
Dim objTask As TaskItem

Set objMsg = Application.ActiveExplorer().Selection(1)

Set objTask = Application.CreateItem(olTaskItem)
With objTask
  .Subject = objMsg.Subject
.Body = objMsg.Body
   .ContactNames = "@smith"
  .Display
End With
 
End Sub
 

rerun101

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Hi Diane!

Thanks for the quick response, I don't use the traditional tasks within Outlook. The macro works beautifully as it did add the @smith to the Contact names field but it did create a task. I would just need the macro to change the Contact names field of a message and not change it to a task.. But that was pretty cool

Thank you for your quick response
 

rerun101

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Probably should paraphrase better, is it possible to just change the message options of an email message and not convert it to a task?
 

rerun101

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Outlook 2016 64 bit
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that is the contactnames field and it is writable using vba.

This will create a task using the currently selected message and set that field.

Code:
Sub CreateTask()
  Dim objMsg As MailItem
Dim objTask As TaskItem

Set objMsg = Application.ActiveExplorer().Selection(1)

Set objTask = Application.CreateItem(olTaskItem)
With objTask
  .Subject = objMsg.Subject
.Body = objMsg.Body
   .ContactNames = "@smith"
  .Display
End With

End Sub
is it possible to just change the message options of an email message and not convert it to a task?
 
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