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Outlook VBA search for string in email body

How to search for a string in the body of Outlook emails?

How to search for a string in Outlook emails using VBA?

How to find a string in Outlook email body using VBA?

Outlook VBA code below searches a string on the email body and move the email to a specified folder.

Replace variables below with the actual folders and string to search in Outlook:

Destination_Folder_01
Folder_to_be_Searched
string to be searched

Folder_to_be_Searched - all emails in this folder will be searched and if the string matches the will be moved automatically to the destination folder. 


string to be searched - this string will match on the body of the emails


Sub MailItemContent_Move_Search()

Dim olItem As Outlook.MailItem
Dim sText As String
Dim myNameSpace As Outlook.NameSpace
Dim myInbox As Outlook.MAPIFolder
Dim myDestFolder2 As Outlook.MAPIFolder
Dim mySearchFolder As Outlook.MAPIFolder

Set myNameSpace = Application.GetNamespace("MAPI")
Set myInbox = myNameSpace.GetDefaultFolder(olFolderInbox)

‘Replace Destination_Folder_01 with the actual folder name in Outlook
Set myDestFolder2 = myInbox.Folders("Destination_Folder_01")

‘Replace Folder_to_be_Searched with the folder name in Outlook
‘in which a string will be searched
Set mySearchFolder = myInbox.Folders("Folder_to_be_Searched")

For Each MailItem In mySearchFolder.Items
Set olItem = MailItem
sText = olItem.Body
'MsgBox sText  (for testing purposes)
              ‘Replace string to be searched with the string that needs to be found on
             ‘the body of the emails
If InStr(sText, "string to be searched") Then
olItem.Move myDestFolder2
End If
Next
End Sub

Code works in Office 365.


Till next time..Cheers!

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