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When receiving emails, can't find 'Priority' property - to tell me if incoming email is High importance or Low importance.

Can someone help?


asked Mar 16 '15 at 18:36

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Does calling .GetHeaderField("Priority") return the value you are looking for? If not, are you sure that the message has a Priority header item?


answered Mar 16 '15 at 19:31

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Thanks for your help, very helpful.

(Mar 16 '15 at 20:17) dcoulon

Thanks. I was short on time... The 1st Google result is this URL: http://www.chilkatsoft.com/p/p_471.asp

It discusses the header field in detail -- but it's not "Priority", it's "X-Priority".

You can add the X-Priority header field and give it the value string "1″. For example: email.AddHeaderField "X-Priority","1″ This is the most common way of setting the priority of an email. "3″ is normal, and "5″ is the lowest. "2″ and "4″ are in-betweens, and frankly I’ve never seen anything but "1″ or "3″ used. Microsoft Outlook adds these header fields when setting a message to High priority:

X-Priority: 1 (Highest)
X-MSMail-Priority: High
Importance: High 


answered Mar 16 '15 at 22:09

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Thanks for your help.

(Mar 16 '15 at 22:36) dcoulon

Google is your friend... Google "chilkat email priority"


answered Mar 16 '15 at 19:37

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As a prospective buyer, l had googled and looked through the forums without my question being answered. Your recommendation to google relates to sending an email which l already know. If this is the help l am going to get..


(Mar 16 '15 at 20:20) dcoulon

Hi David - if you decide to buy a Chilkat license, I assure you you will get good support through the official channels. This is a user-to-user forum that Chilkat checks periodically, and will often provide detailed answers for users that are known to be customers. But particularly for unknown users, sometimes the answers are a bit more terse. This is because many people don't even provide the basic info required to help (such as LastErrorText messages, trying with the latest version, code snippets, etc...)

(Mar 17 '15 at 07:28) jpbro ♦

Another major problem is that even people who've pirated the software seem to think they're entitled to free support here, so Chilkat is understandably reluctant to be wasting many resources on them.

Anyway, I think you'll find Chilkat's software to be very useful - it's powerful, updated frequently, and really just a great overall value.

(Mar 17 '15 at 07:32) jpbro ♦
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