SenderEmailAddress Property

Returns a String that represents the e-mail address of the sender of the e-mail message, meeting item, or post. This property corresponds to the MAPI property PR_SENDER_EMAIL_ADDRESS. Read-only.


*expression   * Required. An expression that returns one of the objects in the Applies To list.


Microsoft Outlook blocks code that attempts to access the SenderEmailAddress property for security reasons. If you run a third-party add-in, custom solution, or other program that uses the SenderEmailAddress property in Microsoft Office Outlook   2003, you may receive the following warning:

A program is trying to access e-mail addresses you have stored in Outlook. Do you want to allow this? If this is unexpected, it may be a virus and you should choose "No".


The following Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) example loops all items in a folder named Test in the Inbox and sets the yellow flag on items sent by ''. To run this example without errors, make sure the Test folder exists in the default Inbox folder and replace '' with a valid sender e-mail address in the Test folder.

Sub SetFlagIcon()
 Dim myOlApp As Outlook.Application
 Dim mpfInbox As Outlook.MAPIFolder
 Dim obj As Outlook.MailItem
 Dim i As Integer
 Set myOlApp = CreateObject("Outlook.Application")
 Set mpfInbox = myOlApp.GetNamespace("MAPI").GetDefaultFolder(olFolderInbox).Folders("Test")
 ' Loop all items in the Inbox\Test Folder
 For i = 1 To mpfInbox.Items.Count
  If mpfInbox.Items(i).Class = olMail Then  
   Set obj = mpfInbox.Items.Item(i)
    If obj.SenderEmailAddress = "" Then
    'Set the yellow flag icon
    obj.FlagIcon = olYellowFlagIcon
   End If
  End If
End Sub

Applies to | MailItem Object | MeetingItem Object | PostItem Object