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Saturday, November 20, 2010

How to set up reminder for Subject line in Microsoft Outlook

Forgot to mention subject in mail??? You always keep the subject line of email to the last, and sent a very important detailed mail without the subject line. A mail without a subject line brings a bad impression on us. There is some precaution you can take against this if you are using "Microsoft Outlook". The following vbscript will add a simple reminder that checks whether subject blank and prompts reminder text.

Follow the simple steps mentioned below.

1. Open your Outlook,

2. Opens the Visual Basic Editor (Alt+F11) and open Project-Project 1 (left side). If this doesn’t open Project-Project 1, then Press Ctrl+R.

3. On the Left Pane, you can see "Microsoft Outlook Objects" or "Project1", expand this. Now one can see the ThisOutLookSession

4. Double click on ThisOutLookSession. It will open up a Code Pane on the right hand side.

5. Copy and Paste the following code in the right pane (Code Pane) and save it

Private Sub Application_ItemSend(ByVal Item As Object, Cancel As Boolean)

Dim strSubject As String

strSubject = Item.Subject

If Len(Trim(strSubject)) = 0 Then

Prompt$ = "Subject is Empty. Are you sure you want to send the Mail?"

If MsgBox(Prompt$, vbYesNo + vbQuestion + vbMsgBoxSetForeground, "Check for Subject") = vbNo 
Cancel = True

End If

End If

End Sub

6. Now whenever you try to send a mail without subject, a pop-up is raised to remind you of the blank subject.

Please suggest better methods if you know. Please notify if it is not working for you.

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