NOTE: Outlook 97 and Outlook 98 do not support COM add-ins; therefore, you cannot create a custom solution to implement this functionality in Outlook 97 and Outlook 98.
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Dim WithEvents oExp As Outlook.Explorer
Dim oJournalFolder As Outlook.MAPIFolder
Private Sub Application_Startup()
Set oExp = ActiveExplorer
Set oJournalFolder = Session.GetDefaultFolder(olFolderJournal)
Private Sub Application_Quit()
Set oExp = Nothing
Set oJournalFolder = Nothing
Private Sub oExp_BeforeFolderSwitch(ByVal NewFolder As Object, Cancel As Boolean)
If NewFolder = oJournalFolder Then
MsgBox "The Journal folder is disabled."
Cancel = True