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Hey, Scripting Guy! How Can I Add a Hyperlink to a Microsoft Office Outlook Signature?

Hey, Scripting Guy! I’m trying to use a script to create a Microsoft Office Outlook signature, but I can’t figure out how to add a live hyperlink to that signature. Can you help?-- BK Hey, BK. You know, it’s interesting that you mention signatures. During his last two trips to TechEd Orlando, the Scripting Guy who writes ...

Hey, Scripting Guy! How Can I Open and Close Outlook Attachments?

Hey, Scripting Guy! We recently implemented a scheme whereby Team Leads or Contract Sponsors may request server access for their Team members by submitting an Excel spreadsheet. To this end, I proposed a script that will open Outlook, look for items in the Inbox that contain a particular Subject line (we will pick the wording later) and, for ...

Hey, Scripting Guy! How Can I Retrieve Free/Busy Time From Microsoft Outlook?

Hey, Scripting Guy! How can I write a script that retrieves free/busy time from Outlook?-- JH Hey, JH. As we noted yesterday, the Scripting Guys are back from a whirlwind trip to Orlando, where we flew into town, delivered a pair of instructor-led labs (Windows PowerShell for VBScripters) and then – wanting to take advantage of all the ...

Hey, Scripting Guy! How Can I Save My Outlook Contacts as .MSG Files?

Hey, Scripting Guy! I would like to export all my contacts as .MSG files. Is that possible?-- FG Hey, FG. You know, the other day the Scripting Guy who writes this column was watching his … beloved … Seattle Mariners play the Angels. (The Scripting Guy who writes this column enjoys watching the Mariners, because they’re the only ones ...

Hey, Scripting Guy! How Can I Move Emails From One Outlook Folder to Another?

Hey, Scripting Guy! You’ve had several articles that show how it’s possible to find specific email messages in Outlook; for example, you’ve shown us how to find all the emails sent by a particular person. What I was wondering is this: after you find these emails, is it possible to have the script move the messages to a different folder...

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