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Work with mail items

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The MailItem class contains the methods and properties you use to perform tasks with email messages.

Task Procedure
Create an e-mail message. How to: Programmatically create an email item
Send an e-mail message. How to: Programmatically send email
Respond to new e-mail messages with a custom action. How to: Programmatically perform actions when an email message is received
Save attachments. How to: Programmatically save attachments from Outlook email items
Add attachments How to: Programmatically attach files to Outlook email items
Iterate through all unread messages. How to: Programmatically retrieve unread messages from the inbox

For more information about Outlook tasks and the Outlook object model, see Outlook object model overview.

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