Sometimes I will send an email to someone requesting some information or suggesting some action. Sometimes, they ignore me. Can you believe that? In those cases, I need to resend the message, but with a new, strongly-worded message at the top.
Under the Actions menu, there is a Resend This Message button, which works as advertised.
But it’s not perfect. The original message is still there as the original message, rather than quoted like when I reply to a message. I like to put greater than signs in front of the quoted text when I reply or forward. I specify that under Tools – Options – Email Options
What I really want to do, and what I’ve been doing manually, is a Reply to All and remove my email address. That gives me just the behavior I want. Well, no more manually doing that for me!
Dim miExist As MailItem
Dim miReply As MailItem
Dim rcp As Recipient
On Error Resume Next
Set miExist = Application.ActiveExplorer.Selection.Item(1)
On Error GoTo 0
If Not miExist Is Nothing Then
Set miReply = miExist.ReplyAll
For Each rcp In miReply.Recipients
If IsMe(rcp.Address) Then
And the IsMe function to cover all my email addresses – obfuscated for your enjoyment.
Dim vaMyEmail As Variant
Dim i As Long
vaMyEmail = Array(“|firstname.lastname@example.org|”, “|email@example.com|”)
IsMe = (UBound(Filter(vaMyEmail, “|” & sAddress & “|”, True)) > -1)
I use the pipes around my email address to force the Filter function to find an exact match inside the array, rather than the partial matches that it finds by default.
The verb ‘bump’ in this context comes from forums. Some forums list the posts with the most recent activity at the top. If someone thinks their post is being ignored, they will reply to their own post with the word ‘bump’, giving their post the appearance of recent activity.