Gowrisankar

Open mails from outlook based on subject.

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Dear members of the forum,

I'm new to AutoIt and I'm having a good time exploring and enjoying the features of AutoIt.

For one of my tasks, I've to open few particular mails from outlook based on subject of the mails and then print the mails. Can someone please guide me how to do it?

My question could be very silly for experts. But I'm just a beginner. Kindly advice.

Thanks and regards,

Gowrisankar R.

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Welcome to AutoIt and the forum!

You could use _OL_ItemFind to search for the mails based on Subject and then loop throught he resulting array and call _OL_ItemPrint for each item.
For each of this functions there is an example script in the OutlookEX ZIP file.


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Thanks for the quick response Water. I'll try it out and get back...

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Hi water, I tried the below code but I'm getting the  error as @error = 2

#include <OutlookEX.au3>

Global $oOutlook = _OL_Open()
Global $aItems = _OL_ItemFind($oOutlook, "*\Inbox", $olMail, "", "Subject", "Daily Process Report", "Subject", "", 1)

If IsArray($aItems) Then

   _ArrayDisplay($aItems, "OutlookEX UDF: _OL_ItemFind - Emails with expected string in Subject")
   MsgBox(0, "Information", UBound($aItems))

   If $aItems[0][0] = 0 Then
      MsgBox(16, "OutlookEX UDF: _OL_ItemPrint Example Script", "Could not find a mail item with expected Subject")
   Else
      For $i = 1 To UBound($aItems) - 1 Step 1
         _OL_ItemPrint($oOutlook, $aItems[$i][0])
      Next
      If @error <> 0 Then Exit MsgBox(16, "OutlookEX UDF: _OL_ItemPrint Example Script", "Error printing specified note. @error = " & @error)
      MsgBox(64, "OutlookEX UDF: _OL_ItemPrint Example Script", "Note successfully printed")
   EndIf

Else
    MsgBox(48, "OutlookEX UDF: _OL_ItemFind Example Script", "Could not find an unread mail. @error = " & @error & ", @extended: " & @extended)
EndIf

 

I've attached the code and error snapshot as well. Please guide.

SAMPLE.au3

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That's because you pass the Subject as parameter to _OL_ItemPrint. Use the EntryID instead:

Global $aItems = _OL_ItemFind($oOutlook, "*\Posteingang", $olMail, "", "Subject", "Menorca", "EntryID,Subject", "", 1)

 

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Great water.. is there a way to open the mail before printing, so that I can choose the printer and then print?

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$oOL.Session.GetItemFromID($aItems[$i][0]).Display()

should display the item.
But selecting the printer and printing only works when you do it from the displayed item. Using _OL_Itemprint always uses the default printer.


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It works Water.. thanks a lot... :):) 

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Glad you like the solution ;)


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@water Is there a way to print secure mails? Using the below code I was able to open secure mails. But when I sent print command through "Send("^p")", it doesn't work.

$oOL.Session.GetItemFromID($aItems[$i][0]).Display()

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Did you try _OL_Itemprint?


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Yes.. I get the following error.

"Error printing specified note. @error = 3"

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And the value of @extended is?


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@extended value is "-2147352567".

Secure mail is of 4 types as per my understanding. I created 4 types of mails and tried the code for all the types.

Of those 4 types, "Do not reply all" and "Do  not edit" are working fine.

"Do not forward" and "view only" are not working.

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#15 ·  Posted (edited)

Never worked with "secure mails" before.
Can you manually print this mails?

Edited by water

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No water.. the print option is disabled when I check manually. Just now I noticed.. 

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So it seems to be a security feature - means: WAD (works as designed) :)


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Ha ha.. yes water.. 

So this feature can't be automated... 

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Correct. What Outlook doesn't allow to do manually istn't allowed to be automated.


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OutlookEX (NEW 2017-02-27 - Version 1.3.1.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
ExcelChart (2015-04-01 - Version 0.4.0.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts
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