Display Options Dialog Before Sending

This sample opens the options dialog before sending an email so you can change some settings, for instance, delay the sending.

Last modified: 2006/01/19 | Accessed: 28.255  | #11
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Determine the "identity" of your emails. Set with SAM the sender, signature and folder for sent items with the help of rules.

By default, Outlook saves every sent email in the Sent Items folder, which is what you want in most cases. However, probably you'll send the one or other email that you don't need to keep, and for others you maybe want to request a read receipt. These and other options can be set on the Options dialog of the message. So maybe you want this dialog come up automatically for every email, which would save you one mouse click. (This macro works for up to Outlook 2010.)

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Private Sub Application_ItemSend(ByVal Item As Object, Cancel As Boolean)
  If TypeOf Item Is Outlook.MailItem Then
    ShowOptionDialog Item
  End If
End Sub

Private Sub ShowOptionDialog(oMail As Outlook.MailItem)
  Dim oBars As Office.CommandBars
  Dim oBtn As Office.CommandBarButton

  Set oBars = oMail.GetInspector.CommandBars
  Set oBtn = oBars.FindControl(, 5598)
End Sub
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