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Application.NewMail Event

Office 2007
Occurs when one or more new e-mail messages are received in the Inbox.



expression   A variable that represents an Application object.


This event is not available in Microsoft Visual Basic Scripting Edition (VBScript).

The NewMail event fires when new messages arrive in the Inbox and before client rule processing occurs. If you want to process items that arrive in the Inbox, consider using the ItemAdd event on the collection of items in the Inbox. The ItemAdd event passes a reference to each item that is added to a folder.

The NewMail event does not fire when the user is in offline mode.


This Microsoft Visual Basic/Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) example displays the Inbox folder when a new e-mail message arrives. The sample code must be placed in a class module, and the Initialize_handler routine must be called before the event procedure can be called by Microsoft Outlook.

Visual Basic for Applications
Public WithEvents myOlApp As Outlook.Application

Sub Initialize_handler()
    Set myOlApp = Outlook.Application
End Sub

Private Sub myOlApp_NewMail()
    Dim myExplorers As Outlook.Explorers
    Dim myFolder As Outlook.Folder
    Dim x As Integer
    Set myExplorers = myOlApp.Explorers
    Set myFolder = myOlApp.GetNamespace("MAPI").GetDefaultFolder(olFolderInbox)
    If myExplorers.Count <> 0 Then
        For x = 1 To myExplorers.Count
            On Error GoTo skipif
            If myExplorers.Item(x).CurrentFolder.Name = "Inbox" Then
                Exit Sub
            End If
        Next x
     End If
     On Error GoTo 0
End Sub