Filtering Emails and/or how to initialize a list of MailMessages

Hello All!

I would like to filter emails such that only the emails with a subject containing a specified string is pulled through.

What would be the best way for me to do this?

Thus far I have tried to download the last 10 unread emails and then filter it in a for each where I was trying to make a list that only includes mails that have subjects which contain the string that I am looking for.

The problem here is that I could not figure out how to initialize a list of MailMessages for the Add to Collection activity. Does anyone know how to do this as an alternate method to filtering the mails?


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For this
if we are using GET OUTLOOK MAIL ACTIVITY then we can directly set the filter in FILTER PROPERTY itself like this
"[Subject] = ‘your string’"
"@SQL=urn:schemas:httpmail:subject like ‘%your string%’ "

and for this

to add the mail variable to a list create a list variable of this type
with default value as New List(of System.Net.Mail.MailMessage) in the variable panel named list_Mailmessages

in add to collections activity mention this variable in Collections property and in item property mention the mailmessage variable and in type argument choose as System.Net.Mail.MailMessage

Cheers @KamKam

Thanks Palaniyappan that was insightful.

However, I need to pull subjects that contain a string. There could be other words in the subject but if the subject has the string that I am looking for in it I want it saved.

Any ideas?

Assigning the variable to List(Of System.Net.Mail.MailMessage) worked to initialize my list of MailMessages.

Is there a way to filter the email’s subject that contain a string?

You mean along the mail body

Nope in the subject.

So, if the Subject is “Message for UiPath bot”. And we only want emails with a subject containing “UiPath”.

At the moment in a for loop I have an if statement with the condition mail.Subject.ToLower.Contains(“uipath”) and just add the mail to a List of mailmessages.

Is there a way for me to do this in the filter of the get outlook mail message instead of doing it afterwards in a for each?

Yah with this expression
Cheers @KamKam

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