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Deletes a folder from the Outlook messaging software.
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// Start the Outlook session
SessionID is emailOutlookSession
// Delete a folder
SessionID.RemoveFolder("Personal folders\Inbox\Work")
// Delete a folder from the current folder
SessionID.RemoveFolder(SessionID.CurrentFolder() + "\Work")
<Result> = <Session>.DeleteFolder(<Folder path>)
<Result>: Boolean
  • True if the deletion was performed,
  • False otherwise. If an error occurs, the ErrorOccurred variable is set to True. To get more details on the error, use ErrorInfo with the errMessage constant.
<Session>: emailOutlookSession variable
Name of the emailOutlookSession variable corresponding to the email session to use.
<Folder path>: Unicode string
Path of folder to delete.
WINDEVWEBDEV - Server code

For an Outlook server

The folder must be found in the "Personal folders" branch.
During the call to <emailOutlookSession variable>.RemoveFolder, the following operations are automatically performed:
  • the messages found in the folder to delete are moved into the bin ("Deleted elements" folder).
  • the sub-folders of the folder to delete as well as their content are moved into the bin ("Deleted elements" folder).
  • the folder to delete is permanently deleted.
If the folder to delete is already found in the bin, the folder and its content are permanently deleted.
Reminder: This function cannot be used to delete a folder from the Outlook Express messaging software.
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Last update: 06/21/2023

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