Automatically file Outlook Sent Items to a folder

A commenter on one of my other macros requested this functionality.

Whenever you send an e-mail in Outlook have it prompt you if you want it filed in a folder other than the default Sent Items folder.
Here it is.

Two caveats:
I’m assuming that you are using the default Sent Items folder.
You will have to edit the code to point it to the folder you wish to use.

First you have to define the event handler to monitor your sent items folder.

Now you have to add a routine to handle it.

I have a “ToDo” folder in my Personal Folders mailbox (the leading underscores are simply to “help” the sorting in the default view.

It’s this arcFolder location that you will have to adjust to your own required location.


2 thoughts on “Automatically file Outlook Sent Items to a folder”

  1. Hi Ross, this is very nice indeed. I really appreciate you openness to requests for macros like this. 🙂

    Is there a way to edit this to save a copy to the arc folder, maybe after the saving to the sent folder (or other folder, since I use a plug in called SImplyFile to set up outgoing email filing)?

    Maybe it’s just a change to the command from objMailItem.Move arcFolder to something like objMailItem.Copy arcFolder? 🙂

  2. Are you sure that you want two physical copies of your mail?
    An alternative would be to use categories = eg add a “ForFollowUp” category.
    You can then sort/filter or create Search Folders to highlight these categories.

    Failing that – it would be something along the lines of:
    set objNewMailItem = objMailItem.copy
    objNewMailItem.move arcFolder

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