Outlook 2003: trim leading spaces from email subject with VBA macro

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Email
Email management
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Outlook
Outlook 2003
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Visual Basic for Applications
Hello, some email clients send emails with an extra leading space added to the subject. As a result message sorting on subject in outlook 2003 does not work correctly: these messages are considered to have a different subject and so the entire conversation is split in two seperate conversations, which is very annoying. I already wrote a little VBA macro to trim the leading space of the subjects of emails in a folder. This works insofar that the display of the subject is indeed modified. However, this does not fix the split conversations. Maybe this is because the conversation index or somesuch is not updated? I don't know enough of outlook to fix this myself. Has anybody here any other ideas to fix these problems? Thanks
ASKED: January 26, 2009  11:37 AM
UPDATED: January 30, 2009  9:10 AM

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Looks like this can only be fixed server-side.

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  • Technochic
    Are you looking for a solution at the email server level? What email service are you using? If you are using an exchange server, what version and patch level? If not exchange then what is your email provider?
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  • Slay
    I am looking for a solution on the mail client level. The email service is Exchange, version and patchlevel unknown. I have no control over the Exchange server.
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  • Slay
    This may be relevant, we are using Outlook in Cached Exchange mode.
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  • Technochic
    If it is not fixed at the server level I am afraid you are still going to get the split conversations.
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