I’ve a macro that replaces a manual process of copy/pasting data from a workbook into a new email and then sending that email to several dynamic recipients (based on the workbook data).
When done manually, the email is set to high importance (which I have replicated via VBA) and a follow-up reminder is set for the recipient, not the sender.
To be clear, the process does not involve sending a task or meeting with due dates and the like. A follow-up reminder is set to remind the recipient to take action on the email content a few hours before a due date that’s posted in the body of the email.
I came across this forum post: [http://www.pcreview.co.uk/forums/setting-reminder-flag-vba-e-mails-sent-users-t3966711.html].
Towards the bottom of the post, Sue Mosher suggests that this may not be possible via VBA considering the possible drawbacks.
Is there a way to set a follow-up reminder in a VBA-generated email?
Dim MyItem as Outlook.MailItem With MyItem .To = EmailAddr .Subject = sSubject .SentOnBehalfOfName = "[email protected]" .HTMLBody = Msg .Importance = olImportanceHigh .FlagStatus = olFlagMarked .FlagRequest = "Follow up" .FlagDueBy = Range("F2").Value & " 10:08 AM" End With
The main parts being
.FlagDueBy, I used a dynamic date in my workbook to set the due date, but a hard due date could be coded like so,
FlagDueBy = "1/1/1900 12:00 AM".