Unique ID solution for all outlook items?

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Staffs Lebowski

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Outlook version
Outlook 2013 64 bit
Email Account
IMAP
Hi,

Windows 10 | Outlook 365

After the creation of any Outlook item (Task, Contact, Email, Appointment) I would like to create/take a unique ID (EntryID?) and save that ID to a 'custom field' (?) where I will have a permenent reference ID for that Item.

I've done a bit of searching this morning in the forum and the net but nothing comes up that seems simple. Most people want to do fancy things like connect to a database and pull numbers through or only emails. Personally, I'd be happy with a simple Date ID (YYYYMMDDHMMSS) type thing, just as long as it's unique and can be applied to all Outlook Items.

Not sure where to start. Any advice greatly appreciated.

Thank you..

StaffsLebowski
 

Diane Poremsky

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Outlook version
Outlook 2016 32 bit
Email Account
Office 365 Exchange
this shows how to add a custom field to selected items - Sort messages by Sender domain - to add now as the value, you'd use
strDomain = Format(Now, "yyyymmddhhmmss")

To add it to new items you create, you'll need to watch for new inspectors -
Use a Default Subject for New Messages - remove the if block that looks for new mail items and add the code to set the field.
 
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