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MailItem Object
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MailItem Object

Office 2003
Multiple objects

Represents a mail message in an Inbox (mail) folder.

Using the MailItem Object

Use the CreateItem method to create a MailItem object that represents a new mail message. The following example creates and displays a new mail message.

Set myOlApp = CreateObject("Outlook.Application")
Set myItem = myOlApp.CreateItem(olMailItem)

Use Items (index), where index is the index number of a mail message or a value used to match the default property of a message, to return a single MailItem object from an Inbox folder. The following example sets the current folder as the Inbox and displays the second mail message in the folder.

Set myOlApp = CreateObject("Outlook.Application")
Set myNamespace = myOlApp.GetNamespace("MAPI")
Set myFolder = myNamespace.GetDefaultFolder(olFolderInbox)
Set myItem = myFolder.Items(2)


If a program tries to reference any type of recipient information by using the Outlook object model, a dialog box is displayed that asks you to confirm access to this information. You can allow access to the Address Book or recipient information for up to ten minutes after you receive the dialog box. This allows features, such as mobile device synchronization, to be completed.

You receive the confirmation dialog box when a solution tries to programmatically access the following properties of the MaiItem object:

  • SentOnBehalfOfName
  • SenderName
  • ReceivedByName
  • ReceivedOnBehalfOfName
  • ReplyRecipientNames
  • To
  • CC
  • BCC
  • Body
  • HTMLBody
  • Recipients
  • SenderEmailAddress

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