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extracting attachment from outlook express using php

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I designed a web application using php and mysql for this i need to extract mail attachment from outlook express (specifically .doc files) for this is there any API's or any class or any library in php or in .NET.

I downloaded several desk application which are extracting attachment from outlook express, using this i cannot integrate to my application( i.e web application). So let me know is there any solution for my problem.

Aug 28 '08 #1
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I can pretty much guarantee that you won't find anything like that in any official PHP function or object. (Microsoft doesn't play well with others)

It's far more likely that you will find something like this in .Net, seeing as that is also a Microsoft product.
Aug 28 '08 #2

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Are you trying to extract the attachment from the end-user's computer? If so, this is beyond the scope of PHP. PHP runs entirely on the server, and any complex interaction with the end-user's computer would have to be accomplished through client-side programs. You might be able to do something with a signed Java applet, but that's still rather a complex operation.

If you're trying to pull it off an email server-- or if you <i>can</i> pull it off an email server-- the first place I would look is into PHP's IMAP/POP handling functions and see if you can grab the mail there.
Aug 28 '08 #3

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Are you trying to extract the attachment from the end-user's computer?
Good point, I totally blanked on that one :P

If that is the case tho, I doubt you will have any more luck with ASP.Net, seeing as that is also a server-side language.
Although, you may be able to create a client-side .Net application to do this.
Aug 28 '08 #4

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