Defer Delivery Email Rule - Email will stay in the outbox (Sent-Date is null) RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi together,

    In my Outlook 2013 (and tested on Outllok 2010) I hava a rule for Defer Delivery for all my outgoing emails.

    When I send a new Email it is placed in the outbox, with a Sent-Time in the future, that is fine.

    When I touch the email (only mark it by clicking) the email is marked as read and the sent-time will switch to null (and the email will never send).


    We have delevloped a custom addin which parses emails and detect links inside. When my addin is disabled everything works fine.

    has some of you any idea to solve this? Thanks a lot

    Monday, December 7, 2015 9:47 AM


  • Hello,

    Why do you need to touch items in the Outbox folder?

    You may consider handling the ItemSend event handler instead. It is fired whenever an Microsoft Outlook item is sent, either by the user through an Inspector (before the inspector is closed, but after the user clicks the Send button) or when the Send method for an Outlook item, such as MailItem, is used in a program. So, you can parse emails and detect links inside without touching email in the Outbox folder.

    • Marked as answer by David_JunFeng Friday, December 18, 2015 1:14 AM
    Monday, December 7, 2015 10:08 PM