A user had this question:
I want to do the following:
1. Copy a message from one public folder to another public folder
2. Mark the original message as read
3. Mark the original Complete
4. Add a Category to it
A Quick Step will categorize the e-mail first (it has a higher priority) and both the actual e-mail and the copied one will be 'flagged' with the category. Only the original message should be marked as read and categorized.
While you can't use a quick step, you can use a macro to replicate the steps. The following macro will do everything the quick step did, but you can control the order the steps are completed when you use a macro.
Any fields you want to change on both the original and the copy are done before the Move, any changes that apply to only the original message are done after the copy is moved.
Sub MoveCopyMessage() Dim objNS As Outlook.NameSpace Dim objSourceFolder As Outlook.MAPIFolder Dim objDestFolder As Outlook.MAPIFolder Dim objItem As Outlook.MailItem Dim objCopy As Outlook.MailItem Set objNS = Application.GetNamespace("MAPI") ' Set the source and destination folders Set objSourceFolder = objNS.Folders("Public Folders - firstname.lastname@example.org") _ .Folders("All Public Folders").Folders("New") Set objDestFolder = objNS.Folders("Public Folders - email@example.com") _ .Folders("All Public Folders").Folders("Old") Set objItem = Application.ActiveExplorer.Selection.Item(1) ' copy and move first Set objCopy = objItem.Copy objCopy.Move objDestFolder ' then do whatever With objItem .UnRead = False .MarkAsTask olMarkComplete .Categories = "This Category" .Save End With Set objSourceFolder = Nothing Set objDestFolder = Nothing Set objNS = Nothing End Sub