Get Outlook Mail Message function does not return meeting responses

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#1

Hi, I am trying to automate tracking of meeting invite responses. But based on my initial analysis, I found out that Get Outlook Mail Message only collects the email responses and not the meeting acceptance and declines. Does anyone know a workaround this?


#2

Hi @amit.sharma

Not sure I understand. The email response to a meeting includes accept/decline in the subject line and body. Can you not capture that using mailitem? Of course the attendee may accept/decline but not send a response.

I sure someone can point you in a better direction but you can always invoke VB code. Here’s a good start if you want to go down that path…

Working with Outlook calendar (appointment and meeting items)

I’m interested in what other Community members come up with.

Regards
Troy


#3

Hi Troy,

You are right. I am not able to capture the email response. The functions in GetOutlookMessage don’t treat those email response emails as mail item. For instance, I moved some random emails and the email response and performed a count of mail items in that folder. It only returned the number of actual emails and ignored the meeting response emails.

I am not very good at VB coding but I will look into the alternate path you have suggested. Meanwhile, if anyone knows of a function that does this in uipath, I will truly appreciate it.