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E-mail server interaction

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We're trying to get people to use our e-mail instead of people's
outside e-mail (g-mail, hotmail) since the local e-mail is used for
official correspondence. What I'm wanting to do is get information
from our e-mail server (New Messages?, how many new messages?, maybe
an abstract of the message?, and etc). So far I haven't found much on
Google on how to do any of this.

I'd rather not use the outlook object unless I have to due to version
problems and other Interop issues that I'd rather not mess with ever
again.

I have seen the section on the code project but even what was done
there was not necessarily what I'm looking for since most of what was
done was receiving mail which is not what I want to do.

I'd love to be able to create an object and just use something like
oMailServ.GetNewMsgAmt() as integer.

GE

Oct 22 '07 #1
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ge*******@otc.edu wrote in news:1193066077.168467.211610
@z24g2000prh.googlegroups.com:
We're trying to get people to use our e-mail instead of people's
outside e-mail (g-mail, hotmail) since the local e-mail is used for
official correspondence. What I'm wanting to do is get information
from our e-mail server (New Messages?, how many new messages?, maybe
an abstract of the message?, and etc). So far I haven't found much on
Google on how to do any of this.
What type of mail server do you have? Exchange?
I'd love to be able to create an object and just use something like
oMailServ.GetNewMsgAmt() as integer.
You should be able to get numbers through WMI

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scr.../exchange/ex03
_wmi1.mspx

Oct 22 '07 #2

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On Oct 22, 10:35 am, Spam Catcher <spamhoney...@rogers.comwrote:
ge0193...@otc.edu wrote in news:1193066077.168467.211610
@z24g2000prh.googlegroups.com:
We're trying to get people to use our e-mail instead of people's
outside e-mail (g-mail, hotmail) since the local e-mail is used for
official correspondence. What I'm wanting to do is get information
from our e-mail server (New Messages?, how many new messages?, maybe
an abstract of the message?, and etc). So far I haven't found much on
Google on how to do any of this.

What type of mail server do you have? Exchange?
I'd love to be able to create an object and just use something like
oMailServ.GetNewMsgAmt() as integer.

You should be able to get numbers through WMI

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scr.../exchange/ex03
_wmi1.mspx
Yep its Exchange.

The link went to Page Not Found?...

Oct 22 '07 #3

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ge*******@otc.edu wrote in news:1193067731.027631.141730
@i13g2000prf.googlegroups.com:
On Oct 22, 10:35 am, Spam Catcher <spamhoney...@rogers.comwrote:
>ge0193...@otc.edu wrote in news:1193066077.168467.211610
@z24g2000prh.googlegroups.com:
We're trying to get people to use our e-mail instead of people's
outside e-mail (g-mail, hotmail) since the local e-mail is used for
official correspondence. What I'm wanting to do is get information
from our e-mail server (New Messages?, how many new messages?,
maybe
an abstract of the message?, and etc). So far I haven't found much
on
Google on how to do any of this.

What type of mail server do you have? Exchange?
I'd love to be able to create an object and just use something like
oMailServ.GetNewMsgAmt() as integer.

You should be able to get numbers through WMI

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scr.../exchange/ex03
_wmi1.mspx

Yep its Exchange.

The link went to Page Not Found?...
The link is too long - I'll e-mail you it.

Oct 22 '07 #4

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Not sure what you are trying. By design accounts hosted on your Exchange
server are likely the official email you defined for them.

If they received mail on other accounts, it's likely they are not able to
get them by using Exchange but they are using a web mail interface.

Or is it that I don't understand what you are trying to do ? (for now my
understanding is that you would like to know if users are getting
professional mails from other custom personal mail account which is IMO
impossible as those mails are not transmitted to Exchange ??? If using a
firewall you could get HTTP request for popular webmails or POP requests for
external mail servers).

IMO it would be best processed at an organizational level (inform your users
that they do have a professional account they should use).

--
Patrice

<ge*******@otc.edua écrit dans le message de news:
11**********************@z24g2000prh.googlegroups. com...
We're trying to get people to use our e-mail instead of people's
outside e-mail (g-mail, hotmail) since the local e-mail is used for
official correspondence. What I'm wanting to do is get information
from our e-mail server (New Messages?, how many new messages?, maybe
an abstract of the message?, and etc). So far I haven't found much on
Google on how to do any of this.

I'd rather not use the outlook object unless I have to due to version
problems and other Interop issues that I'd rather not mess with ever
again.

I have seen the section on the code project but even what was done
there was not necessarily what I'm looking for since most of what was
done was receiving mail which is not what I want to do.

I'd love to be able to create an object and just use something like
oMailServ.GetNewMsgAmt() as integer.

GE

Oct 22 '07 #5

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On Oct 22, 10:54 am, "Patrice" <http://www.chez.com/scribe/wrote:
Not sure what you are trying. By design accounts hosted on your Exchange
server are likely the official email you defined for them.

If they received mail on other accounts, it's likely they are not able to
get them by using Exchange but they are using a web mail interface.

Or is it that I don't understand what you are trying to do ? (for now my
understanding is that you would like to know if users are getting
professional mails from other custom personal mail account which is IMO
impossible as those mails are not transmitted to Exchange ??? If using a
firewall you could get HTTP request for popular webmails or POP requests for
external mail servers).

IMO it would be best processed at an organizational level (inform your users
that they do have a professional account they should use).

--
Patrice

<ge0193...@otc.edua écrit dans le message de news:
1193066077.168467.211...@z24g2000prh.googlegroups. com...
We're trying to get people to use our e-mail instead of people's
outside e-mail (g-mail, hotmail) since the local e-mail is used for
official correspondence. What I'm wanting to do is get information
from our e-mail server (New Messages?, how many new messages?, maybe
an abstract of the message?, and etc). So far I haven't found much on
Google on how to do any of this.
I'd rather not use the outlook object unless I have to due to version
problems and other Interop issues that I'd rather not mess with ever
again.
I have seen the section on the code project but even what was done
there was not necessarily what I'm looking for since most of what was
done was receiving mail which is not what I want to do.
I'd love to be able to create an object and just use something like
oMailServ.GetNewMsgAmt() as integer.
GE
Well to further define my problem then. We have student e-mail and
all official interaction happens through that. The students come in
with their own e-mail and don't even check the official e-mail. We
have another program that we're seeking to implement that they'll want
to run all the time but it has nothing to do with e-mail, we're
wanting to put a notifier on there for when they have new messages in
their student e-mail. This way we can get them to check their e-mail
without having to completely log in (we'll have their logon info on
the other program) and go through the e-mail steps.

Oct 22 '07 #6

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