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How to get a prompt or confirmation before sending emails in Outlook?

In many times, you have sent an email and realized that you miss something important, or something wrong appear in the email a few seconds later. How to avoid sending embarrassing email in Outlook? Actually you can re-confirm sending the email after hitting the Send button in Outlook. The method in this article can help you show the problem.

Get a prompt or confirmation before sending emails with VBA code


Get a prompt or confirmation before sending emails with VBA code

The following VBA code can help you to re-confirm email sending after hitting the Send button in Outlook. Please do as follows.

1. Press the Alt + F11 keys to open the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

2. In the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window, please double click to open the ThisOutlookSession code window, and then copy below VBA code into the code window.

VBA code: Get a confirmation before sending emails in Outlook

Private Sub Application_ItemSend(ByVal Item As Object, Cancel As Boolean)
Dim xPrompt As String
Dim xOkOrCancel As Integer
On Error Resume Next
xPrompt = "Do you want to continue sending the email?"
xOkOrCancel = MsgBox(xPrompt, vbOKCancel)
If xOkOrCancel <> vbOK Then
    Cancel = True
End If
End Sub

3. Press the Alt + Q keys to close the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

From now on, when you hit the Send button to send an email in Outlook, a confirmation dialog box will pop up as below screenshot showed. Click OK to send this email, click Cancel to keep composing the email.

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Clicking on cancel , sends the message
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Hi, I get an error message when I run this VBA code.The error is "Compile error: Sub or function not defined."
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Hi the code is giving me an error saying "Compile error: Sub or Function not defined."What would be the cause for this?
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The reason it doesn't work when you restart Outlook is a secuirty one - the macro is not trusted by default, you have to self certify it. Follow the instructions on this site and it will all work fine after every restart... https://www.howto-outlook.com/howto/selfcert.htm
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The solution worked for me once but I couldn't get it to work for me again. Any suggestions how to do that?
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The reason it doesn't work when you restart Outlook is a secuirty one - the macro is not trusted by default, you have to self certify it. Follow the instructions on this site and it will all work fine after every restart... https://www.howto-outlook.com/howto/selfcert.htm
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This worked one time, after tha never worked again.
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The reason it doesn't work when you restart Outlook is a secuirty one - the macro is not trusted by default, you have to self certify it. Follow the instructions on this site and it will all work fine after every restart... https://www.howto-outlook.com/howto/selfcert.htm
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Hi There,

For some reason, mine, it works well only for one day. The codes don't seem to work anymore the next day, although those codes remained intact,

Anyone has such experience and know why?

Thanks.
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The reason it doesn't work when you restart Outlook is a secuirty one - the macro is not trusted by default, you have to self certify it. Follow the instructions on this site and it will all work fine after every restart... https://www.howto-outlook.com/howto/selfcert.htm
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Seeing same issue, any desired solution?
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Same issue, it doesn't work for next day or after relaunching outlook, any solution?
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Hi, i've got the same experience. Not sure yet how to solve this, i'm very new to VBA.
Would like to hear from you if you found a fix.
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Hello! Very useful and it works perfectly.

Is it possible to adjust the code so that it only pops up when there is an attachment? Similarly, is it possible to adjust it so it prompts the pop-up only when the message is sent externally (not to people of the company)?
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Hi There

Is it possible to get a message to come up only when an attachment is present, and only when sent externally?

Thank you very much!

Daniel
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If you want the pop-up to only happen when you send to several emails, i.e. >10, how do you do that?

Oh and thanks, it works like a treat.
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