How to find emails that I sent that have not received a reply?

schwarznavy

Senior Member
Outlook version
Outlook 2010 32 bit
Email Account
Exchange Server
I'm using Outlook 2016.

I've tried to do this using a Search Folder. I've used "Tracking Status not equal to Replied" as the primary query item. This finds emails that I have not replied to, not emails I have sent that others have not replied to.

Similarly, here is a VBA solution (How to Quickly Create a Search Folder for All Unreplied Emails via Outlook VBA - Data Recovery Blog) that also finds emails that I have not replied to, not emails I have sent that others have not replied to.

Any thoughts or hints in the right direction?

Thank you!!!
 

Diane Poremsky

Senior Member
Outlook version
Outlook 2016 32 bit
Email Account
Office 365 Exchange
You want to watch for replies to messages in the sent folder and see only the ones not replied to yet?

You'll need to set a flag. I don't think there is a property you can search on - but will double check.

I have this macro - it sets a flag on outgoing mail


And this macro that sets a flag on incoming mail and remove the flag when a new message with the same subject arrives. it could be tweaked to remove the flag on the sent item when a reply arrives.
 

schwarznavy

Senior Member
Outlook version
Outlook 2010 32 bit
Email Account
Exchange Server
You want to watch for replies to messages in the sent folder and see only the ones not replied to yet?

You'll need to set a flag. I don't think there is a property you can search on - but will double check.

I have this macro - it sets a flag on outgoing mail


And this macro that sets a flag on incoming mail and remove the flag when a new message with the same subject arrives. it could be tweaked to remove the flag on the sent item when a reply arrives.
Hi Diane,

So, I think what you are recommending is this:
- Have a macro that sets a flag on every outgoing email; or maybe only set flags on emails that I expect a response to
- Have a macro that watches my sentmail folder, and if a sent item with a flag gets a reply (i.e. an email with same subject) then it removes the flag from the sent item.

Is that right?

I wonder if there is a way to interact with "conversations" to do the same as the second bullet but without having to look for the subject.

What I'd really love is what Gmail has been doing lately -- It automatically puts messages in my inbox letting me know that I sent an email X days ago and asking me if I want to follow-up. Does Office 365 do that? (My work will probably never have Office 365).
 

Diane Poremsky

Senior Member
Outlook version
Outlook 2016 32 bit
Email Account
Office 365 Exchange
Office 365 software does not yet do any automatic reminders - unless it is combined with an office 365 business mailbox. Delve/Viva prepares a daily Insight and highlights messages that may need follow up.

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Diane Poremsky

Senior Member
Outlook version
Outlook 2016 32 bit
Email Account
Office 365 Exchange
I wonder if there is a way to interact with "conversations" to do the same as the second bullet but without having to look for the subject.
Oops forgot to answer this - you can use the conversation index... but it still needs to look up the Sent message. If you send a lot of messages with the same subject, you can use subject and recipient in the lookup.
 

Jason Stone

Member
Outlook version
Outlook 2019 32-bit
Email Account
IMAP
Oops forgot to answer this - you can use the conversation index... but it still needs to look up the Sent message. If you send a lot of messages with the same subject, you can use subject and recipient in the lookup.
Hi Diane,

I apologize for using this thread to ask you my question, but I don't know what else to do. I posted two questions - one last Monday (October 2021) and one last year (August 2020), and neither were ever replied to. I have included the links to both below. I've sent messages to the Admins, but no one ever replied to my messages. Perhaps I'm doing something wrong.

Any insight would be greatly appreciated.

Macro to Insert a Calendar

Are the underlined letters in Outlook Reminders window supposed to work?

Thanks!
Jason
 

Diane Poremsky

Senior Member
Outlook version
Outlook 2016 32 bit
Email Account
Office 365 Exchange
Sorry for missing those. I'll answer them in those threads.
 
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