I think it was better that you discover this on your own, but you’re correct, you don’t have to modify the folders or the folder names in Outlook. You just have to make sure that the shortcut is set up properly. I have a domain e-mail address which is Chuck@GEMCCON.com. VoicePower finds that mailbox just fine. So, VoicePower searches through the folder list anyway and doesn’t matter what is contained in the actual folder. It will find what it needs via the Outlook search command, or the “Go to” Outlook command. The only problem that I’ve ever encountered is when you give your VoiceShortcut a command name that conflicts with something else, either in Dragon or in VoicePower. For example, I tried to use the command name “GEMCCON” to call up my domain name e-mail and it simply didn’t work. However, when I change it to “Chuck” and reactivated, it worked fine. So, if you ever have one that doesn’t execute when you know that it’s set up properly, and you have to make sure that the path is correct first, then change the command name.
I suspect that the reason that the script and VoicePower function at about the same speed is because they both are doing principally the same thing which is searching through the go to command. Sometimes VoicePower is faster, sometimes it’s about equal. In a simple e-mail structure, VoicePower is extremely fast. It generally depends on how your folders and subfolders are set up. In your case and my case because we have a rather complex folder set up, it’s likely a tad slower than either of us would like. Ron is tried to speed it up somewhat, but, unfortunately, the speed of the search is dependent on Outlook vs. VoicePower and/or DNS Advanced Scripting. And, that is most likely the reason for the speed issue and the fact that there’s no difference between VoicePower and DNS scripting.
However, what you have discovered is that it is 10 times easier using VoicePower, as well as many times faster to both create and edit VoiceShortcuts. I have VoiceShortcuts set to access almost 100 folders, and the fact that I can not only send e-mails to them but change to them without having to search through 100 folders and subfolders is what makes VoicePower head and shoulders above DNS. Chucker2010-11-24 08:56:24