How to move emails to specified folder after assigning certain category in Outlook?
Supposing you assigned a category to a received email in your Outlook, after assigning category, you want this email to move automatically to a certain email folder named with the category name. For example, an email assigned with category “Private” will be move to a folder name “Private” in your Outlook. How to achieve it? The method in this article can help you solve the problem with ease.
The below VBA code can help to automatically move emails to specified folder after assigning certain category 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, double click to open the ThisOutlookSession (Code) window. Then copy below VBA code into the window. See screenshot:
VBA code: Move emails to specified folder after assigning certain category
Private WithEvents xInboxFld As Outlook.Folder Private WithEvents xInboxItems As Outlook.Items Private Sub Application_Startup() Set xInboxFld = Outlook.Application.Session.GetDefaultFolder(olFolderInbox) Set xInboxItems = xInboxFld.Items End Sub Private Sub xInboxItems_ItemChange(ByVal Item As Object) Dim xMailItem As Outlook.MailItem Dim xFlds As Outlook.Folders Dim xFld As Outlook.Folder Dim xTargetFld As Outlook.Folder Dim xFlag As Boolean On Error Resume Next If Item.Class = olMail Then Set xMailItem = Item xFlag = False If xMailItem.Categories <> "" Then Set xFlds = Application.Session.GetDefaultFolder(olFolderInbox).Folders If xFlds.Count <> 0 Then For Each xFld In xFlds If xFld.Name = xMailItem.Categories Then xFlag = True End If Next End If If xFlag = False Then Application.Session.GetDefaultFolder(olFolderInbox).Folders.Add xMailItem.Categories, olFolderInbox End If Set xTargetFld = Application.Session.GetDefaultFolder(olFolderInbox).Folders(xMailItem.Categories) xMailItem.Move xTargetFld End If End If End Sub
3. Save the code and restart the Outlook.
4. From now on, when assigning category to a receiving email, a folder with the category name will be created automatically under the Inbox folder with the email moved in. See screenshot:
Note: All emails assigned with the same category will be moved to the same folder automatically. But if a new category is assigned to an email, a new folder will be created automatically.
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To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 1 months agoit works as a charm but i want to take it to the next step. using a different folder instead of the inbox for example a folder called 2020 under the head and then from there the mentioned subfolders based on Categories. i was thinking to add this line.. Set xInboxFld = Outlook.Application.Session.GetDefaultFolder(olFolderInbox).outlook.Application.Session.GetDefaultFolder(xMailItem.Categories)
To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 4 months agoworked on all mails not only after read. i created a rule mention a certain name that it gets a catergory. how can make it that it only takes the mails which are read?
To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 10 months agoThis worked for me. would you be able to edit the code just to have the messages moved to one folder instead of creating one for each category. I have all the emails in one folder regardless of category and sort them in the folder.
To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 1 years agoAt first this did not work for me either but after a while it just started to work, I'm not sure why though.
To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 2 years agosame here. Didn't work
To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 2 years agoDid not work.