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  1. #1
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    Jan 2004

    Reading in a .MSG file created from OutLook


    I have written VB.Net code that will read a users outlook inbox and searches for messages that contain a particular string in the subject line and then move those emails to another folder in outlook.

    Recently I have had to create a small app that does the same thing except it saves the emails in the .MSG format and places them on the network drive.

    What I can't figure out is how do I get the outlook object to see the network drive after the fact.

    After the emails are saved in the MSG format on the network, I have to create another application that will reside on users computers that will use their outlook to read these files again.

    I can easily attach to an existing outlook folder and read what is in it but the network drive path is not an outlook folder and never will be.

    Anyone have any suggestions? links? examples?

    Oh and I am using Outlook 2000 (not outlook express) and using VB.Net 2002
    Last edited by Dasboot; March 8th, 2007 at 05:15 PM.

  2. #2
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    Re: Reading in a .MSG file created from OutLook

    Use .CreateItemFromTemplate passing the network path where your msg file is located.
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  3. #3
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    Dec 2010

    Re: Reading in a .MSG file created from OutLook

    Use MSG .NET http://www.independentsoft.de/msg

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