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How do you automatically fire a program when an email is received, connect to a SQL db, query the db and respond to the email?
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What's the mail environment? If it's Exchange Server, you can do it with a server side script running against the Inbox folder of the mailbox where the mail is coming in. If it's Outlook 2000, you do it in VBA with code running in the ThisOutlookSession module (or in a COM add-in) to monitor the Inbox folder for new items. In Outlook 97/98/2000, another possibility is to write your program in whatever language you prefer, then use ExLife from http://www.ornic.com/ to run your program, passing the message ID.
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