Run-a-Script Rule

This explains the basics for writing macros that can be run by a rule.

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Determine the "identity" of your emails. Set with SAM the sender and the folder folder for sent items with the help of rules.

Rule for Emails

Since Outlook XP you can create rules to call a VBA macro for incoming emails. The requirements are that the macro is declared as public, located in the module ThisOutlookSession or in a standard module (no class module), and that there's a variable for the MailItem to be passed.

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Public Sub Sample(Item As Outlook.MailItem)
  'do anythign here with the email
End Sub

Rule for Meeting Requests

If the macro is for meeting request items, you just need to change the data type in the declaration:

Public Sub Sample(Item As Outlook.MeetingItem)
End Sub
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