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I have found the following VBS script on this site: https://www.howto-outlook.com/howto/import-eml-files.htm
It asks for a directory containing the EML files.
Then it asks for an Outlook folder where to store the converted EML files.
Every EML file from the specified directory will be converted and stored in the Outlook folder.

Could you please give it a try? If it works I will be happy to translate it to AutoIt and add it as an example script to the UDF.

'===================================================================
'Description: VBS script to import eml-files.
'
'Comment: Before executing the vbs-file, make sure that Outlook is
'         configured to open eml-files.
'         Depending on the performance of your computer, you may
'         need to increase the Wscript.Sleep value to give Outlook
'         more time to open the eml-file.
'
' author : Robert Sparnaaij
' version: 1.0
' website: http://www.howto-outlook.com/howto/import-eml-files.htm
'===================================================================

Dim objShell : Set objShell = CreateObject("Shell.Application")
Dim objFolder : Set objFolder = objShell.BrowseForFolder(0, "Select the folder containing eml-files", 0)

Dim Item
If (NOT objFolder is Nothing) Then
  Set WShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
  Set objOutlook = CreateObject("Outlook.Application")
  Set Folder = objOutlook.Session.PickFolder
  If NOT Folder Is Nothing Then
    For Each Item in objFolder.Items
      If Right(Item.Name, 4) = ".eml" AND Item.IsFolder = False Then
	objShell.ShellExecute Item.Path, "", "", "open", 1
	WScript.Sleep 1000
	Set MyInspector = objOutlook.ActiveInspector
	Set MyItem = objOutlook.ActiveInspector.CurrentItem
	MyItem.Move Folder
      End If
    Next
  End If
End If

MsgBox "Import completed.", 64, "Import EML"

Set objFolder = Nothing
Set objShell = Nothing

 

Edited by water

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Thanks for the reply!
That VBA script works perfectly.
It would be great if you could implement this with your UDF.
I'm so happy I found your UDF! Thanks again.

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Will do my very best and post my results here :)


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Can you please post a simple EML-file here or send me a PM via this site? I'm unable to create an EML-file using Outlook 2016 :(


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OutlookEX_GUI (NEW 2020-06-27 - Version 1.3.2.0) - Download
Outlook Tools (2019-07-22 - Version 0.6.0.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Wiki
ExcelChart (2017-07-21 - Version 0.4.0.1) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts
PowerPoint (2017-06-06 - Version 0.0.5.0) - Download - General Help & Support
Excel - Example Scripts - Wiki
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Posted (edited)

Here is a first example tested with the EML-files you provided:

<snip> The code has been moved to the OutlookEX example scripts thread (link can be found in my signature.

Edited by water

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OutlookEX (NEW 2020-06-27 - Version 1.6.1.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
OutlookEX_GUI (NEW 2020-06-27 - Version 1.3.2.0) - Download
Outlook Tools (2019-07-22 - Version 0.6.0.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Wiki
ExcelChart (2017-07-21 - Version 0.4.0.1) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts
PowerPoint (2017-06-06 - Version 0.0.5.0) - Download - General Help & Support
Excel - Example Scripts - Wiki
Word - Wiki
Task Scheduler (2019-12-03 - Version 1.5.1.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Wiki

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Will add a few features:

  • Show some kind of progressbar
  • Logging of information and error messages to a file
  • Write statistical data to the log file and/or to a MsgBox
  • Flag to ignore errors when importing an EML-file and continue with the next EML-file
  • Display log file after processing

Something else?


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OutlookEX (NEW 2020-06-27 - Version 1.6.1.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
OutlookEX_GUI (NEW 2020-06-27 - Version 1.3.2.0) - Download
Outlook Tools (2019-07-22 - Version 0.6.0.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Wiki
ExcelChart (2017-07-21 - Version 0.4.0.1) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts
PowerPoint (2017-06-06 - Version 0.0.5.0) - Download - General Help & Support
Excel - Example Scripts - Wiki
Word - Wiki
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I have implemented everything but the progressbar (will be in the next release).
Please modify the settings at the top of the script to your needs. With the current settings the script processes all EML-files without user intervention and displays the log when finished.

Have fun and please report problems you encounter :)

<snip> The code has been moved to the OutlookEX example scripts thread (link can be found in my signature.

Edited by water

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Active Directory (NEW 2020-07-21 - Version 1.5.1.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
OutlookEX (NEW 2020-06-27 - Version 1.6.1.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
OutlookEX_GUI (NEW 2020-06-27 - Version 1.3.2.0) - Download
Outlook Tools (2019-07-22 - Version 0.6.0.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Wiki
ExcelChart (2017-07-21 - Version 0.4.0.1) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts
PowerPoint (2017-06-06 - Version 0.0.5.0) - Download - General Help & Support
Excel - Example Scripts - Wiki
Word - Wiki
Task Scheduler (2019-12-03 - Version 1.5.1.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Wiki

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I have added a new example script to the OutlookEX example scripts thread: _OL_Example_Import_EML.au3https://www.autoitscript.com/forum/topic/126358-outlookex-udf-example-scripts/

It allows to import EML files to an Outlook folder.


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Active Directory (NEW 2020-07-21 - Version 1.5.1.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
OutlookEX (NEW 2020-06-27 - Version 1.6.1.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
OutlookEX_GUI (NEW 2020-06-27 - Version 1.3.2.0) - Download
Outlook Tools (2019-07-22 - Version 0.6.0.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Wiki
ExcelChart (2017-07-21 - Version 0.4.0.1) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts
PowerPoint (2017-06-06 - Version 0.0.5.0) - Download - General Help & Support
Excel - Example Scripts - Wiki
Word - Wiki
Task Scheduler (2019-12-03 - Version 1.5.1.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Wiki

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(This might be my favorite thread, I spend nearly all my time here :D)

Is there for removing spaces from a path in _OL_ItemAttachmentSave? I edited the RegEx and it worked for me [one time]:

; Replace invalid characters from filename with underscore
$sFName = StringRegExpReplace($sFName, '[\/:*?"<>|]', '_')

; Previously
$sFName = StringRegExpReplace($sFName, '[ \/:*?"<>|]', '_')

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Can't recall why the space is replaced with "_".
I'm sure I grabbed the RegExp from another thread.

I think I will add a flag so you can choose how to handle spaces.


My UDFs and Tutorials:

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Active Directory (NEW 2020-07-21 - Version 1.5.1.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
OutlookEX (NEW 2020-06-27 - Version 1.6.1.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
OutlookEX_GUI (NEW 2020-06-27 - Version 1.3.2.0) - Download
Outlook Tools (2019-07-22 - Version 0.6.0.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Wiki
ExcelChart (2017-07-21 - Version 0.4.0.1) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts
PowerPoint (2017-06-06 - Version 0.0.5.0) - Download - General Help & Support
Excel - Example Scripts - Wiki
Word - Wiki
Task Scheduler (2019-12-03 - Version 1.5.1.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Wiki

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Hey @water :)

I need some ideas.

I can create a Meeting using the UDF. But, I do have a problem: How to set Start time AFTER pre-existing meetings?

Simple example: Meeting1 in calendar 8am-9am. I click "create meeting" button and the start time for Meeting2 must be after 9am.

Ideas on quickly and easily getting the "lowest available start time" with at least 60 minutes available?

I can probably select that out of a SQL table, but this is not SQL 😕

Where do I start? If you have a moment please. 

 


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You could use function _OL_RecipientFreeBusyGet to get the free/busy time information for a user (even for yourself).


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OutlookEX (NEW 2020-06-27 - Version 1.6.1.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
OutlookEX_GUI (NEW 2020-06-27 - Version 1.3.2.0) - Download
Outlook Tools (2019-07-22 - Version 0.6.0.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Wiki
ExcelChart (2017-07-21 - Version 0.4.0.1) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts
PowerPoint (2017-06-06 - Version 0.0.5.0) - Download - General Help & Support
Excel - Example Scripts - Wiki
Word - Wiki
Task Scheduler (2019-12-03 - Version 1.5.1.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Wiki

Tutorials:
ADO - Wiki, WebDriver - Wiki

 

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