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Using ActiveX from TSQL script

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Hello all,

I want to process email messages from scheduled Transact SQL script. I tried to use xp_sendmail /xp_readmail standard routines, and they seem to be working (sometimes :).

The problem is that I need to access at least to header information of the message, and save it to file. xp_readmail doesn't support that.

I found several ActiveX controls that have this functionality, but I don't know the best way to access to ActiveX from TSQL script, and haven't found any information in docs. So I see next ways:

1. using 3rd party xp_... routines. I haven't found any, except http://www.spudsoft.demon.co.uk/code/index.html but it is for sending (SMTP), and I'd rather prefer to deal with commercial software

2. using xp_cmdshell troutine to external .exe file that extracts data from POP3/IMAP boxes, then import data to DB

3. write external routine (ie windows service) that listens to mailbox itself and writes data to DB via something like OLE DB.

But if I could use ActiveX directly from TSQL, it would be the best. Can anybody suggest anything else ?

PS: I reviewed http://www.mssqlserver.com/faq/sqlmail-woexchange.asp, so refering me to that is not necessary :)

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There are a set of sps that are used for accessing COM objects they are prefixed sp_OA

an exmaple of using these is on
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q152/8/01.asp?LNG=ENG&SA=ALLKB&FR=0

If you are using interdev, you wil see a number of Sps called dt_... in your database, some of these use the sp_oa sps to access sourcesafe.
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Cool! this is just I need.

Please post an answer and I give you the points.

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I've found the button to 'accept comment as the answer' :)
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You don't need to do that any more just click on accept comment as answer.
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