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This article describes a method for creating a recurring reminder e-mail message.
Outlook does not provide a means to create recurring e-mail messages. For example, you might want to send an e-mail message every month to remind a group of people that a report is due. While you can set up appointments and tasks as recurring events, you cannot create a recurring e-mail message.
You can use Visual Basic Script and the recurrence settings of a task to automatically generate a recurring e-mail message. This procedure consists of the following tasks:
If you have limited programming experience, you may want to contact a Microsoft Certified Partner or Microsoft Advisory Services. For more information, visit these Microsoft Web sites:
Microsoft Certified Partners - https://partner.microsoft.com/global/30000104
Microsoft Advisory Services - http://support.microsoft.com/gp/advisoryservice
For more information about the support options that are available and about how to contact Microsoft, visit the following Microsoft Web site:http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=fh;EN-US;CNTACTMS
Publish a Custom Task Form
Create a Recurring Task Using the Custom Form
To Send Reminder E-mailWhen you receive the reminder that the task is due, click Open Item. In the Status box, click to select Completed.
Dismiss the reminder and in your Tasks list, click Completed.
Setting the task as completed will automatically generate a new task and display an e-mail message containing your boilerplate text. Click Send to send the message.
You can further automate the message. If you add the line NewItem.Send immediately below the NewItem.Display line, the message is automatically sent when you mark the task as completed.
Note In Microsoft Outlook 2002, after you click Completed in the Status box, you receive the following message: Click Yes to send the message.
Article ID: 239087 - Last Review: January 31, 2007 - Revision: 4.2
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