MailItem.Application Property (Outlook)

Returns an Application object that represents the parent Outlook application for the object. Read-only.

expression .Application

expression A variable that represents a MailItem object.

This Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) example uses the Application property to access Outlook, creates a new MailItem and displays the version of Outlook used to create the item.

Sub CreateMailItem() 
 Dim myItem As Outlook.MailItem 
 Set myItem = Application.CreateItem(olMailItem) 
 MsgBox myItem.Application.Version 
End Sub