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The goal here is to compensate for the Executive use of Outlook 2010 at my employer. Most of the bosses have developed a work process of opening a plethora of outlook messages and then using said open items as a checklist.

The issue here is this; if Outlook ever closes unexpectedly, they have no way to remember the list of "open messages."

The base flow I have for the script would be:

  1. Periodically scan for open messages and save a list.
  2. When Outlook first opens, check the above created list and auto open those items.
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What exactly is your question? – Christopher Armstrong Jul 27 '11 at 4:46
Here is not asking how to use Outlook 2010 – Kit Ho Jul 27 '11 at 4:48
This is on-topic. He's talking about creating a script or macro to do this work. This is clearly a programming question. – John Saunders Jul 27 '11 at 18:57

The "New Inspector" and "Item Close" events are all that need to be monitored. Since there is no reliably way to handle a "shutdown" in Outlook 2010, write these values immediately. The long-term Entry ID's should be saved. Then when restarting the Add-in, simply load appropriate inspectors with "Open" after first getting the items by the saved EIDs.

Happy coding.

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