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I want to save a copy of email in C:\Temp folder as soon as a new mail arrive in inbox.

For this i used outlook addin in Visual studio,

Created NewMailEx method.
I am able to get message box when new mail arrive

PROBLEM: I am not able to copy mail to specified path

Below code will give more idea.

public partial class ThisAddIn
        private Outlook.Explorers _Explorers;  // the Outlook Explorers collection
        private Outlook.Inspectors _Inspectors;  // the Outlook Inspectors collection
        private Outlook.NameSpace outlookNamespace;
        private Outlook.Application outlookObj;
        private void ThisAddIn_Startup(object sender, System.EventArgs e)
            _Explorers = this.Application.Explorers;
            _Inspectors = this.Application.Inspectors;

            _Explorers.Application.NewMailEx += new

            //  this.Application.ItemLoad +=
            //new Outlook.ApplicationEvents_11_ItemLoadEventHandler(GetMailItemLocation);

            outlookNamespace = this.Application.GetNamespace("MAPI");
        private void Application_NewMailEx(string EntryID)
            Outlook.MailItem newMail = (Outlook.MailItem)_Explorers.Application.Session.GetItemFromID(
                EntryID, System.Reflection.Missing.Value);

            string Path = @"C:\Temp\" + newMail.Subject + ".msg";
            //Alternate way
            string uPath = @"C:\Temp\";

            newMail.SaveAs(Path, Outlook.OlSaveAsType.olMSG);
            newMail.SaveAs(uPath, Outlook.OlSaveAsType.olMSG);

            if (newMail.Subject != null)
                MessageBox.Show("From: " + newMail.SenderEmailAddress + "\nSubject: " +
                    newMail.Subject, "New Email", MessageBoxButtons.OK);
                MessageBox.Show("You've got mail.");
        private void ThisAddIn_Shutdown(object sender, System.EventArgs e)
            _Explorers = null;
            _Inspectors = null;

        private void InternalStartup()
            this.Startup += new System.EventHandler(ThisAddIn_Startup);
            this.Shutdown += new System.EventHandler(ThisAddIn_Shutdown);
Aditya Mangipudi 3-Aug-12 10:32am
I am not sure if it would be a helpful comment but did you try saving it to different location NOT c:\temp. The reason i mentioned this is because, in some operating systems, you need to be an admin to write to c: drive.I would also recommend running the IDE as an admin.
Vineet_2109 4-Aug-12 8:19am
Thanks for your time and reply..!!
Very next day i tried to run the code and it was working.. seems some magic happened in night.. ;) hehehe..

Thanks once again..!!

1 solution

Same code worked..
Nothing need to be changes

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