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Hi, I want to make an e-mail checking program

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Hi all I want to create a program that will be able to check your e-mail account (like Yahoo, Hotmail...) and post the new e-mails in a text file on your computer. Now, I want to use VB 6.0 in order to create that program (I have been told that it is possible to create such a program there). Anyway, I have also been told that there is an e-mail protocol dll that I can use in order to create the program, but, I (and the person who told me about it) don't know how to use that dll... I hope someone here can help me with it, or, give me a link to a website that would help me with that. Thanks in advance for the help :)

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It's been some time since I used VB, and I didn't play around much with email services when I did use it, but I think you might be talking about the MAPISession and MAPIMessages controls (MAPI is Messaging Application Program Interface, according to MSDN, where the controls are documented). If that's the case, right-click on the toolbar, click Components, put a check next to "Microsoft MAPI Controls 6.0", then hit Apply.

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I have looked into the MAPI dll, it only supports OutLock Express, so I can't use it (I want to create the program for e-mails like Yahoo)... But thanks for the suggestion anyway.
I am going to try to learn how the POP3 protocol works, thanks for the help there too :).

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For web mail like you're talking about, you're probably going to have to use HTTP to get the web pages and then use pattern matching to get the email list out of the HTML.

I'm fairly certain that the services you list do not provide access via standard mail protocols.

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yes webmail interfaces using HTTP protocol, but it is possible
Outlook Express etc. can check your webmail (its a configuration option when you create a new mail account.)

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Hi
I have looked into the MAPI dll, it only supports OutLock Express, so I can't use it (I want to create the program for e-mails like Yahoo)... But thanks for the suggestion anyway.
I am going to try to learn how the POP3 protocol works, thanks for the help there too :).


Outlook Express can check any POP3 service, including Yahoo, Hotmail, etc.

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Outlook Express can check any POP3 service, including Yahoo, Hotmail, etc.
Their free webmail services are not POP3.

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