2 Quick Methods to Find All Forwarded Emails in Your Outlook

If you would like to rapidly find all emails which you’ve forwarded to others in your Outlook, you can read this article. Here we will share 2 efficient ways with you.

As we all know, the forwarded emails contain a blue right arrow in icon. It is easy to recognize it among a great number of emails. At times, you may want to check all the forwarded in your Outlook. In this case, for convenience, you have to find out and gather them in the same place. Outlook doesn’t provide direct criteria for users to search forwarded emails. However, you still can readily achieve it by the following 2 means.

Method 1: Search Forwarded Emails in One Folder

  1. To begin with, open a mail folder, such as “Inbox”.
  2. Then, shift to “View” tab and click “View Settings” button.
  3. Next, in the popup dialog box, click “Filter” button.View Filter
  4. Subsequently, in the new dialog, turn to “SQL” tab.
  5. After that, check the option “Edit these criteria directly. All other tabs will be unavailable” at the bottom.
  6. Later, put cursor in the above box and copy the following criteria into it.
http://schemas.microsoft.com/mapi/proptag/0x10810003 = 104

Add SQL Filter

  1. Eventually, click a series of “OK” to save the view settings.
  2. When returning to the folder, you’ll find that only forwarded emails are over there, like the figure below.Only Forwarded Emails Left in Current Folder

Method 2: Search Forwarded Emails in All Folders

  1. For a start, launch Outlook VBA editor via “Alt + F11”.
  2. Then, put the following VBA code into a module.
Sub GetEmailForwardedStatus()
    Dim objPSTFolders As Outlook.Folders
    Dim objFolder As Outlook.Folder
 
    'Process all folders in your default Outlook file
    Set objPSTFolders = Application.Session.GetDefaultFolder(olFolderInbox).Parent.Folders
 
    For Each objFolder In objPSTFolders
        If objFolder.DefaultItemType = olMailItem Then
           Call ProcessFolders(objFolder)
        End If
    Next
End Sub

Sub ProcessFolders(ByVal objFolder As Outlook.Folder)
    Dim i As Long
    Dim objMail As Outlook.MailItem
    Dim objForwardedProperty As Outlook.UserProperty
    Dim strForwardedStatus As String
    Dim objSubFolder As Outlook.Folder
 
    'Get the forwarded status of all mails
    For i = objFolder.Items.Count To 1 Step -1
        If TypeOf objFolder.Items(i) Is MailItem Then
           Set objMail = objFolder.Items(i)
 
           Set objForwardedProperty = objMail.UserProperties.Find("Forwarded", True)
           If objForwardedProperty Is Nothing Then
              Set objForwardedProperty = objMail.UserProperties.Add("Forwarded", olText, True)
           End If
 
           strForwardedStatus = objMail.PropertyAccessor.GetProperty("http://schemas.microsoft.com/mapi/proptag/0x10810003")
           If strForwardedStatus = 104 Then
              objForwardedProperty.Value = "Yes"
           Else
              objForwardedProperty.Value = "No"
           End If
 
           objMail.Save
        End If
    Next
 
    'Process subfolders recursively
    If objFolder.Folders.Count > 0 Then
       For Each objSubFolder In objFolder.Folders
           If objSubFolder.DefaultItemType = olMailItem Then
              Call ProcessFolders(objSubFolder)
           End If
       Next
    End If
End Sub

VBA Code - Get All Emails' Forwarded Status

  1. Next, click in the first subroutine and press “F5” key.
  2. Subsequently, exit VBA editor.
  3. Afterwards, in mail folder list, right click “Search Folders” and choose “New Search Folder”.New Search Folder
  4. In the popup dialog box, select “Create a custom search folder” and click the “Choose” button.
  5. Then, in “Custom Search Folder” dialog, input “Forwarded Emails” in “Name” field and click “Criteria” button.Create a custom search folder
  6. Later, in the latest dialog box, switch to “Advanced” tab and add the following filter.
  • “Forwarded” > “is(exactly)” > “Yes”Add Advanced Filter
  1. Finally, click several “OK” to create such a custom search folder.
  2. After creating it successfully, in this search folder, all the forwarded emails in the default Outlook data file have been collected here, as shown in the image below.Forwarded Emails in Search Folder

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Author Introduction:

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