MailItem.Forward Method (Outlook)

Office 2013 and later

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Executes the Forward action for an item and returns the resulting copy as a MailItem object.

expression .Forward

expression A variable that represents a MailItem object.

Return Value

A MailItem object that represents the new mail item.

This Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) example uses the Remove method to remove all attachments from a forwarded message before sending it on to Dan Wilson. To run this example, replace 'Dan Wilson' with a valid recipient name and keep a mail item that contains at least one attachment open in the active window.

Sub RemoveAttachmentBeforeForwarding() 
 Dim myinspector As Outlook.Inspector 
 Dim myItem As Outlook.MailItem 
 Dim myattachments As Outlook.Attachments 
 Set myinspector = Application.ActiveInspector 
 If Not TypeName(myinspector) = "Nothing" Then 
 Set myItem = myinspector.CurrentItem.Forward 
 Set myattachments = myItem.Attachments 
 While myattachments.Count > 0 
 myattachments.Remove 1 
 myItem.Recipients.Add "Dan Wilson" 
 MsgBox "There is no active inspector." 
 End If 
End Sub
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