Daily Archives: December 18, 2008

Detect Forgotten Attachments Before You Send That Email [Microsoft Outlook]

New VB scripter Troy modified a script for Outlook that lets him know when he’s forgotten an attachment on an email (not counting his company logo).

Troy writes:

I started a new job back in July, and had to fill out a form to get access to a client’s network. Unfortunately I sent the email without the form. As part of my new job I had been working on learning VBScript, so this was the perfect opportunity to test my skills. With a little searching I was able to find an example of what I needed, and tweaked it to account for my signature’s company logo.

In short, Troy modified a script Jack Stowage originally posted in the comments here to work for him. Since he attaches his company logo in his outgoing message signature, this version of the script lets you set a base messages attachment number (in his case, one logo file) and compare from there. So if he sends a message with the word “attach” in it and it only has one file attached (the logo)? Outlook pops up the notification shown above.

(Gmail users, you can also have this feature by enabling it in Gmail Labs.)

Hit the link below to grab a copy of the VB script for Outlook, and get the instructions for setting it up yourself. Congratulations to Troy! He’s earned himself a signed copy of our latest book, Upgrade Your Life. Here’s how you can win one yourself by sharing your best timesaver of the year.

OpenSUSE 11.1 Adds OpenOffice.org 3.0, Other Improvements [Linux]

OpenSUSE is out with an 11.1 release that rolls in the latest improvements to GNOME, KDE, the Linux kernel and more, as well as packaging OpenOffice.org 3.0 (which we’ve toured) and renovating the built-in printer and partition tools. Grab an live CD image or torrent link to try it out.

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