To delete the draft email


Outlook version
Outlook 2016 64 bit
Email Account
Hi All,

I am using the code from the post VBA Help Email that will save as draft and send as attachment

Below is my code. The problem is it works fine but i am not able to delete the email which gets saved in the draft? and i am planning to deploy this code to each of the users PC so how i can remove the hardcoded line of , instead it should read the value from somewhere dynamically. Any direction would certainly help.

Public Sub Initialize_Handler()

Set Item = Application.ActiveInspector.CurrentItem

End Sub

Private Sub Item_Close(Cancel As Boolean)
 answer = MsgBox("Do you want to send this for approval?", vbYesNo)

If answer = vbYes Then
    Cancel = False
    Set fw = Application.CreateItem(olMailItem)
      fw.To = ""
      fw.Subject = "Needs Approval"
      fw.Attachments.Add Item
    Item.Delete ' Gives Error here
ElseIf answer = vbNo Then
    Cancel = False
End If
End Sub


New Member
Outlook version
Outlook on the web
Email Account
Exchange Server
Move to draft , you can delete it from draft folder.

Diane Poremsky

Senior Member
Outlook version
Outlook 2016 32 bit
Email Account
Office 365 Exchange
instead it should read the value from somewhere dynamically
Where should it get the address from?

Item.Delete ' Gives Error here
You're using IMAP? That is probably the 'imap bug'. The active item can't be deleted. (I need to test it and see if we can do it another way, which i mean to do in July and forgot. :( )
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