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Can an SMTP e-mail account be polled?

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Hi

Can somebody please please please help me

I need to be able to poll the contents of an SMTP e-mail account
The idea being, process an e-mail automatically and do something any
attached files

I have dicovered how to send an e-mail using System.Web.Mail, but can see
away to received/proccess e-mail in an inbox

I have an e-mail account setup in exchange + the username and password

It is my second day using vb.net and I am stuck this one

Thanks in advance

Wavey D
Nov 21 '05 #1
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Hi,

Need to use sockets to do that.
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/de...un03282003.asp

Ken
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"WaveyD" <wa****@yahoo.co.uk> wrote in message
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Hi

Can somebody please please please help me

I need to be able to poll the contents of an SMTP e-mail account
The idea being, process an e-mail automatically and do something any
attached files

I have dicovered how to send an e-mail using System.Web.Mail, but can see
away to received/proccess e-mail in an inbox

I have an e-mail account setup in exchange + the username and password

It is my second day using vb.net and I am stuck this one

Thanks in advance

Wavey D
Nov 21 '05 #2

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"WaveyD" <wa****@yahoo.co.uk> wrote in message
news:Xn*****************************@158.152.254.2 54...
.. . .
I need to be able to poll the contents of an SMTP e-mail account .. . . I have dicovered how to send an e-mail using System.Web.Mail, but
can't see a way to received/proccess e-mail in an inbox


I've only ever seen SMTP used for /sending/ emails. If you want to
read stuff back again, you'd probably be better off reading up on the
POP3 protocol.

HTH,
Phill W.
Nov 21 '05 #3

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