Auto reply to specific e-mail with specific words in e-mail subject

Category: outlook for developers


Wasi Hassan on Thu, 19 Jul 2018 16:17:53

Hello Dev's,

I want to send specific e-mail templates in response of e-mail where specific word mention in e-mail subject. For e.g

Some one sent me mail and there is word "SHANGHAILCL" mention in e-mail subject so Outlook automatically select my desire Outlook template as attachment and reply in the response of "SHANGHAILCL". I want to use it for sending quotations to clients.

I have Outlook 2010.

Your help will be in this regard will be highly appreciated.


The Grim on Thu, 19 Jul 2018 16:26:04

how about; no.

Steve Fan on Fri, 20 Jul 2018 02:46:03

Hi Hassan,

This is not possible with Outlook build-in options. However, this may be possible via codes. I'll move your question to the dedicated Outlook for Developers forum, hope you can find a solution there:

Steve Fan

Terry Xu - MSFT on Mon, 23 Jul 2018 09:12:47

Hello Wasi Hassan,

You could use Alt+F11 open VBE and then put below code in ThisOutlookSession module and then go to main explorer to create a Rule like below screenshots.

Sub AutoReply(receivedItem As MailItem)
Dim objMail As MailItem
Set objMail = receivedItem.Reply
objMail.Body = "This is a auto reply mail"
'use below code to display the reply mail for testing
'use below code to send the reply mail directly
End Sub

Best Regards,