Massoud Mazar

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Outlook add-in to select "From Account"

If you have setup more than one email account in your Outlook (Work and Home) you may have realized a need for some type of pop-up dialog which will ask you which account you want to use when creating a new email. Outlook lets you define a default account, but obviously that's not good enough. I decided to write a small and simple add-in which will ask me to select the sending account every time I compose a new email. (Even if Outlook already has such a tool, I couldn't find it! and I wanted to gain some Office programming knowledge anyways.)

I used Visual Studio 2008 and created a new Office project of type Outlook Add-in. This will give you the basics you need. Just fill the methods with your code and you are done. More...