[thelist] Talking to exchange

Ken Schaefer ken at adOpenStatic.com
Mon Jun 14 10:52:45 CDT 2004


You wish to connect to Exchange? Or you wish to interogate a PST file? I'm
not sure how you do the latter...


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Tab Alleman" <Tab.Alleman at MetroGuide.com>
Subject: RE: [thelist] Talking to exchange

Cool, I'm already using CDO to send mail...didn't know that it also
provided an interface for received mail, but I'm sure I'll be able to
find it.

I don't suppose you'd also happen to know where I'd need to start
looking if I want to programmatically read emails that have already been
archived to a .pst file?

Ken Schaefer wrote:
> OT:
> You can either write something that can tap into one of Exchange's
> event sinks (if you want to do something as the mail is coming in),
> or you can use CDO (Collaborative Data Objects) if you want to
> communicate with Exchange after the mail has arrived. You can use CDO
> to connect to a server, open a mailbox, locate a folder, and get the
> individual items.
> There are plenty of CDO resources out there if you Google, otherwise
> I'd recommend getting a good book on the topic. Microsoft usually has
> some small samples on the MSDN site, but likes to keep the third
> party book publishing business going (well, either Microsoft writes
> the samples/tutorials and puts the book publishing business
> out-of-buiness and everyone complains about monopolistic practices,
> or you have to go and buy a third party book).
> Cheers
> Ken
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> From: "Tab Alleman" <Tab.Alleman at MetroGuide.com>
> Subject: [thelist] Talking to exchange
> I've been tasked with writing a program in VB6 that will parse emails
> that we have received via an exchange server (2000) and saved to a
> certain mailbox.  I have no idea how to communicate with Exchange.
> I've downloaded MS's exchange SDK with tools and examples, but the
> documentation, in typical MS-fashion, is more of a reference for those
> who already know what they're doing, and not a tutorial.  Can anybody
> point me to a good starting point?
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