Outlook 2010: Rule to move sent emails doesn't start if I Use "Send To" command on a file on desktop

Not open for further replies.


Hello, I have this problem:

I have more than 1 imap accounts using Outlook 2010.

To move the sent emails to sent folder on imap account I use rules to process emails after sending.

When I send a file by e-mail by clicking the " e-mail this file" from Windows Explorer and use my IMAP account, the mail is placed in the Sent Items folders of the Personal Folders and not in the Sent Items folder of the IMAP account.

With Outlook 2007 and rules all did work fine, now using Outlook 2010 this doest'n works.

I know that I can set to save all sent emails on imap account directly, but it doesn't work too in this case (using email this file).

Thank you.

Diane Poremsky

Senior Member
Outlook version
Outlook 2016 32 bit
Email Account
Office 365 Exchange
I'm surprised the rule to move sent items doesn't work - its applied at send. The option to save sent items in Outlook 2010 may be set o a new message at a point before the Send to hooks in to start a new message, so i'm not too surprised that option doesn't work (although it should).

If you use the Save sent item to command on the message, does it save in the correct folder? (Screenshot of this command:http://slipstick.me/jing/save_001.png)



Diane, thank you for your attention.

Rule doesn't work, I'm surprised too (Outllook 2007 doesn't have this problem).

Yes, If I use " Save sent item to" it save in the correct folder (The option " Use default folder" is deselected), can I save this option for all messages?

The same issue :

Using " Save and Send To" command in Word 2010 Using a saved message as .msg file, like a draft for others messages. But it remember the option " Use default folder" .

Many Thanks.


I find a workaround writing a vbs ( Thank you to http://smmeyer.com/scribble/?p=48 ) and replacing original Mail Recipient file ( %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\SendTo ).

Now all options are set correctly!

Option Explicit

Dim objArgs, OutApp, oNameSpace, oInbox, oEmailItem, olMailItem

Dim a, oAttachments, subjectStr, olFormatHTML

olMailItem = 0

olFormatHTML = 2

Set objArgs = WScript.Arguments 'gets paths of selected files

Set OutApp = CreateObject(" Outlook.Application" ) 'opens Outlook

Set oEmailItem = OutApp.CreateItem(olMailItem) ' opens new email

For a = 0 to objArgs.Count - 1

Set oAttachments = oEmailItem.Attachments.Add(objArgs(a))

subjectStr = subjectStr & Right(objArgs(a),Len(objArgs(a))-(InStrRev(objArgs(a)," \" ))) & " , " 'recreates the default Subject e.g. Emailing: file1.doc, file2.xls


If subjectStr = " " then subjectStr = " No Subject "

oEmailItem.Subject = " Emailing: " & Left(subjectStr, (Len(subjectStr)-2))

oEmailItem.BodyFormat = olFormatHTML

( ... From - http://smmeyer.com/scribble/?p=48 ...)

Now remain " Save and Send to" command in Word 2010.
Not open for further replies.
Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
S Unable to remove rule outlook 2010 Using Outlook 0
dweller Outlook 2010 Rule Ignores VBA Script Outlook VBA and Custom Forms 2
S using script rule to save attachments on arrival Outlook 2010 Outlook VBA and Custom Forms 9
R Outlook 2010 rule not recognizing inbound meeting requests Using Outlook 4
B Outlook 2010: Rule not working Using Outlook 4
F Missing rule in Outlook 2010 that was in Outlook 2003 Using Outlook 3
S Microsoft Office Outlook 2010 Quick rule managent with a PST file as the default mail delivery locat Using Outlook 1
e_a_g_l_e_p_i I think it may be time to upgrade from Outlook 2010 Using Outlook 3
T Why does outlook 2010 convert only some forum notifications to plain text? Using Outlook 0
I Error saving screenshots in a custom form in outlook 2016, outlook 365 - ok in outlook 2013, outlook 2010 Outlook VBA and Custom Forms 5
M Outlook 2010 Problem with OutLook 2010 32 bit, after Windows Auto Update Using Outlook 3
M PST import from Outlook 2007 to 2010 - Address Book contacts all in 1 group Using Outlook 4
D Outlook 2010 account setup fails in particular domain Using Outlook 3
B Outlook 2010 is Auto Purging when not configured for that Using Outlook 1
W Outlook 2010 Reading Pane Slows Startup Using Outlook 3
S Outlook 2010 unable to change default font Using Outlook 7
B Outlook 2010 Can not find a certain file in M/S Outlook 2010. Using Outlook 1
Mark Foley Cannot enable add-in in outlook 2010 Using Outlook 0
W Outlook 2010 some sent items marked unread now (was Ok before) Using Outlook 0
RBLampert Updating from Outlook 2010 to Outlook 365 Using Outlook 0
L What are the risks of opening an Outlook 2016 .pst file in Outlook 2010? Using Outlook 4
N Outlook 2010 Flag blocked for Safe Senders List???? Using Outlook 7
Mark Foley Unable to subscribe to published calendar in Outlook 2010 Using Outlook 4
K Maximum Categorize Shortcuts In Outlook 2010? Using Outlook 1
E Unable to open Outlook 2010 after adding new email account Using Outlook 4
RBLampert Outlook 2010 no longer (?) shrinks large images Using Outlook 4
N Outlook 2010 will not send nor receive Using Outlook 4
U Outlook 2010 'freezes' before moving emails Using Outlook 2
P Outlook 2010 trusted emails going to spam folder Using Outlook 18
E Outlook 2010 Subject sort uses Thread-Topic for grouping Using Outlook 2
King Mustard Maximum Categorize shortcuts in Outlook 2010? Using Outlook 1
C Outlook 2010 keeps asking for username and password Using Outlook 1
M Duplicate Primary Mail Accounts outlook 2010 Using Outlook 0
T Compacting Outlook 2010 OST results in old emails being re-sent Using Outlook 6
K Outlook 2010 duplicate download emails 1 inbox 1 PST no updates Using Outlook 3
D create an html table in outlook custom form 2010 using vba in MsAccess Outlook VBA and Custom Forms 7
Potty Ash MS Outlook 2010 custom form - validation or formula to request user to check a checkbox Outlook VBA and Custom Forms 16
RBLampert Outlook 2010 sends to/receives from some Gmail addresses but not others Using Outlook 3
e_a_g_l_e_p_i Question about address book in Outlook 2010 Using Outlook 9
e_a_g_l_e_p_i Is there a good third party SPAM filter that intergrates with Outlook 2010 Using Outlook 7
e_a_g_l_e_p_i Another reinstall of Outlook 2010 issue Using Outlook 10
S Outlook 2010 Cannot Open Attachments Using Outlook 14
Justo Horrillo Issue with rules in Outlook 2010 Using Outlook 4
L Upgrade from Outlook 2010-any reason to? Using Outlook 1
C Attached Files outlook 2010 Using Outlook 1
C Attached files on Outlook 2010 Sp1 & Exc 2013 are missing Exchange Server Administration 1
EaglePI Outlook 2010 need help with rules Using Outlook 0
K can not reinstall outlook 2010 Exchange Server Administration 0
T outlook 2010 mail item count doesnt match display Outlook VBA and Custom Forms 3
Werewolf Workaround for the missing Activities tab in Contact Folder Properties in Outlook 2010? Using Outlook 2
Similar threads