To change the body of a received or sent email in Outlook, you have to open it and then turn it into “Edit” mode. If you often need to make modifications in such emails, you’ll wish to open them in “Edit” Mode automatically. This post will help you get it.
At times, you may need to alter the content of a received or sent email in Outlook. In this scenario, as introduced in the previous post – “How to Modify the Subject & Body of Received Emails in Outlook“, you have to open the email and click the “Actions” button and choose “Edit Message” to convert the email into “Edit” mode. However, you may think it still a bit troublesome. Therefore, you wish Outlook to always open received/sent emails in “Edit” mode. Thereinafter, we will introduce how to use VBA code to achieve this function. Now read on to get detailed steps.
Open Received/Sent Emails in “Edit” Mode Automatically
- At the very outset, with reference to “How to Run VBA Code in Your Outlook“, access Outlook VBA editor.
- Then, copy and paste the following VBA code into the “ThisOutlookSession” project.
Public WithEvents objInspectors As Outlook.Inspectors Public WithEvents objMailInspector As Outlook.Inspector Private Sub Application_Startup() Set objInspectors = Outlook.Application.Inspectors End Sub 'Get the email window Private Sub objInspectors_NewInspector(ByVal Inspector As Inspector) If TypeOf Inspector.CurrentItem Is MailItem Then Set objMailInspector = Inspector End If End Sub Private Sub objMailInspector_Activate() Dim objMail As Outlook.MailItem Set objMail = objMailInspector.CurrentItem 'If it is a recieved/sent mail instead of a new email If Not (objMail.Recipients Is Nothing) And Not (objMail.Sender Is Nothing) Then 'open in "Edit" mode objMailInspector.CommandBars.ExecuteMso ("EditMessage") End If End Sub
- Afterwards, click into the “Application_Startup” macro and press “F5” key.
- At present, close the VBA editor.
- Finally, you can have a try. Just double click on a received or sent mail to open it. It will surely in the “Edit” mode.
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