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MailItem.Copy Method (Outlook)

Creates another instance of an object.

expression .Copy

expression A variable that represents a MailItem object.

This Visual Basic for Applications example creates an e-mail message, sets the Subject to "Speeches", uses the Copy method to copy it, then moves the copy into a newly created e-mail folder named "Saved Mail" within the Inbox folder.

Sub CopyItem() 
 Dim myNameSpace As Outlook.NameSpace 
 Dim myFolder As Outlook.Folder 
 Dim myNewFolder As Outlook.Folder 
 Dim myItem As Outlook.MailItem 
 Dim myCopiedItem As Outlook.MailItem 
 Set myNameSpace = Application.GetNamespace("MAPI") 
 Set myFolder = myNameSpace.GetDefaultFolder(olFolderInbox) 
 Set myNewFolder = myFolder.Folders.Add("Saved Mail", olFolderDrafts) 
 Set myItem = Application.CreateItem(olMailItem) 
 myItem.Subject = "Speeches" 
 Set myCopiedItem = myItem.Copy 
 myCopiedItem.Move myNewFolder 
End Sub