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Outlook 2003 inbox messages read

hi experts,

I would like an Outlook 2003 application that will iterate through e-mail messages in the inbox and extract all of the e-mail addresses found in these mails.

any body knows how
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aliahmedali
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shaneholmesCommented:
You want the addresses just from the FROM or from the message BODY, TO: BCC: etc

SHane
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shaneholmesCommented:
This example uses the TOutLookApplication (Servers tab on component pallette)

unit Unit1;

interface

uses
  Windows, Messages, SysUtils, Variants, Classes, Graphics, Controls, Forms,
  Dialogs, OleServer, OutlookXP;

type
  TForm1 = class(TForm)
    OutlookApplication1: TOutlookApplication;
  private
    { Private declarations }
  public
    { Public declarations }
  end;

var
  Form1: TForm1;

implementation

{$R *.dfm}

end.

procedure FormShow;
var
 i: Integer;
 NmSpace: NameSpace;
 Folder: MAPIFolder;
 itm: Variant;
 criteria: String;
 itms: MailItem;
 objMsg: ContactItem;
begin
 OutlookApplication1.Connect;
 NmSpace := OutlookApplication1.GetNamespace('MAPI');
 NmSpace.Logon('', '', False, False);
 Folder := NmSpace.GetDefaultFolder(olFolderInbox);
 For i:= 1 to Folder.Items.Count do
 begin
  itms := Folder.Items.Item(i) As MailItem;
  ShowMessage(Items.SenderName);
 end;
end;

end.
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shaneholmesCommented:
Sorry, Im very tired..... here it is tested

unit Unit1;

interface

uses
  Windows, Messages, SysUtils, Variants, Classes, Graphics, Controls, Forms,
  Dialogs, OleServer, OutlookXP;

type
  TForm1 = class(TForm)
    OutlookApplication1: TOutlookApplication;
    procedure FormShow(Sender: TObject);
  private
    { Private declarations }
  public
    { Public declarations }
  end;

var
  Form1: TForm1;

implementation

{$R *.dfm}



procedure TForm1.FormShow(Sender: TObject);
var
 i: Integer;
 NmSpace: NameSpace;
 Folder: MAPIFolder;
 itm: Variant;
 criteria: String;
 itms: MailItem;
 objMsg: ContactItem;
begin
 OutlookApplication1.Connect;
 NmSpace := OutlookApplication1.GetNamespace('MAPI');
 NmSpace.Logon('', '', False, False);
 Folder := NmSpace.GetDefaultFolder(olFolderInbox);
 For i:= 1 to Folder.Items.Count do
 begin
  itms := Folder.Items.Item(i) As MailItem;
  //now you have access to all these
  {itms.SenderName}
  {itms.CC}
  {itms.BCC}
  {itms.Subject}
  {itms.Body}
 end;
end;

end.
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shaneholmesCommented:
man......im getting tired.....i forgot to add the list of addresses to collect

Shane

procedure TForm1.FormShow(Sender: TObject);
var
 i: Integer;
 NmSpace: NameSpace;
 Folder: MAPIFolder;
 itm: Variant;
 criteria: String;
 itms: MailItem;
 objMsg: ContactItem;
 Addresses: TStringList; //***
begin
 Addresses:= TStringList.Create; //***
 OutlookApplication1.Connect;
 NmSpace := OutlookApplication1.GetNamespace('MAPI');
 NmSpace.Logon('', '', False, False);
 Folder := NmSpace.GetDefaultFolder(olFolderInbox);
 For i:= 1 to Folder.Items.Count do
 begin
  itms := Folder.Items.Item(i) As MailItem;
  //now you have access to all these
  {itms.SenderName}
  {itms.CC}
  {itms.BCC}
  {itms.Subject}
  {itms.Body}
  Addresses.Add(itms.SenderName); //***
  //do somthing with these addresses
 end;
 Addresses.Free; ////***
end;
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aliahmedaliAuthor Commented:
i dont only to get the from i also want to open the mail message -mail body - itself and extract all the mails.

i want to nkow how to read  the mail body.

thanx
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shaneholmesCommented:


You will have to parse the  the entire body for @ symbol

To get the body of the message use exactly what i showed you above


itms.body

you can place it in a stringlist like

MyStringList.Text:= itms.body;

then you got to step through each line of the stringlist to parse it out for emails

This would be very tough though, seeing that there could be more than one email address per line.

However, this is of the top of my head, this is not tested, something like

 var
 I,J,  Start, End, P: Integer;
 ALine: String;

 //step through each line
 for I:= 0 to Mystringlist.count - 1 do
 begin
  //get the line
  ALine:= MyStringList[I];
  while P <> -1 do
  begin
   // get the position of '@'
    P:= Pos('@', ALine)
   // move backwards and look for space
    for J:= P to 0 do
     if ALine[J] = ' ' then
     begin
      Start:= J + 1;
      Break;
     end;
    //now move forward and look for space
    for J:= Start to ALine.Length to
     if ALine[J] = ' ' then
     begin
      End:= J - 1;
      Break;
     end;
  // add email address to list
   Addresses.add(Copy(ALine,Start,End));
  //delete email address from Line
   Delete(ALine,Start,End));
   end; //while {repeat until no more email addresses on line
 end; //for {repeat until all lines hva ebeen stepped through
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shaneholmesCommented:
sorry, it looks like it may be like

P:= Pos('@', ALine)
while P <> -1 do


Shane
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