This article will share a piece of VBA code, which can permit you to quickly delay the delivery to a specific member when sending an email to a contact group in Outlook.
When you compose and send an Outlook email to a contact group, if you would like to delay sending this email to a specific member in this group, you can utilize the following method to realize it. It will automatically expand the contact group and generate a same email which is delayed to the specific member. Now, read on to get the elaborate steps.
Delay the Delivery to a Specific Member when Sending an Email to a Contact Group
- To start with, launch your Outlook program.
- Then, in the emerging Outlook main window, you should press “Alt + F11” key buttons.
- Subsequently, you’ll get access to the Outlook VBA editor, in which you need to insert a new module or simply open a module that is not in use.
- After that, you can copy and paste the following VBA code into this module.
Sub DelayEmail_aSpecificMemberinContactGroup() Dim objCurrentMail As MailItem Dim objRecipients As Recipients Dim ContactGroupFound As Boolean Dim i, n As Long Dim objDelayedMail As MailItem Set objCurrentMail = ActiveInspector.CurrentItem ContactGroupFound = True While ContactGroupFound = True Set objRecipients = objCurrentMail.Recipients ContactGroupFound = False 'Expand the contact group in "To" field For i = objRecipients.count To 1 Step -1 If objRecipients(i).AddressEntry.DisplayType <> olUser Then For n = 1 To objRecipients(i).AddressEntry.Members.count If objRecipients(i).AddressEntry.Members.Item(n).DisplayType = olUser Then objCurrentMail.Recipients.Add (objRecipients(i).AddressEntry.Members.Item(n).Address) Else objCurrentMail.Recipients.Add (objRecipients(i).AddressEntry.Members.Item(n).Name) ContactGroupFound = True End If Next objRecipients(i).Delete End If Next i objRecipients.ResolveAll Wend 'Find the specific memebr in the recipients For Each objRecipient In objRecipients If objRecipient.Address = "email@example.com" Then 'Create a same email Set objDelayedMail = objCurrentMail.Copy With objDelayedMail .To = "" .Recipients.Add objRecipient.Address .Recipients.ResolveAll 'Change the deferred delivery time as per your needs .DeferredDeliveryTime = (Date + 1) & " 09:00:00" .Send End With objRecipient.Delete End If Next objCurrentMail.Send End Sub
- Next, for later convenient access, you had better add the newly added macro to the Quick Access Toolbar of Message window.
- And then you ought to alter your Outlook macro settings to enable all macros in the “Macro Settings” of “Trust Center”.
- Eventually, you can take a shot.
- Firstly, compose such an email to the contact group as usual.
- Then you can click the new macro button in the Quick Access Toolbar.
- At once, a same email will be created and set to be sent out to the specific member at the scheduled time.
- In the meantime, the current email will be sent out to the rest members in the contact group.
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