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vb program to check Lotus Notes email

I want to write a VB program that can check the email of a Lotus Notes database. Assume the users have already opened the Lotus windows, how can I do that?

Furthermore, I want the program to read/scan the subject line of the email and download the attachment of the email.

Any one have sample code or reference web site?

Thanks very much

PS: I use Lotus Notes 4.5
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Check this page: http://www.angelfire.com/realm/vb-shared/notesendmail.htm

One of experts here Richie_Simonetti has posted this. It is  exactly what you are looking for.
The code to save the attachment is there too. http://www.angelfire.com/realm/vb-shared/notesaveattach.htm

But there is no readymade code available for rading the subject line. May be after going thru the code in the page pointed above you can write it yourself.
Sjef BosmanGroupware ConsultantCommented:
And your version is probably not the best to try this with. R5 and R6 have a standard tool that checks mail. Is an upgrade out of the question?
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4.5 ?  Jeezus - stoneage technologie (fire  -  wheel - bronze axe - notes 4.5 ) :-)
THis is not possible with R4.. From R5 Lotus exposed some of its objects and methods to COM. From VB using this COM objects you can do most of the functions as you would do with normal lotus notes.

So first step upgrade to recent version of R5...secondly read the com documentation and implement. There are tons of sample on notes.net on how to use Lotus COM objects


Please correct me if I am wrong. But as far as I know Front-end classes, i.e. Notes.NotesUIWorkspace will work even in R 4.x. The reason being, Notes client is an OLE server. True, it is not COM, but OLE also works :)

You are right in saying that COM works only with R5. 5.0.2b to be precise. But Front-end classes work even in R 4.x.

COM - COM is back-end classes.

     Dim session As NotesSession
     Set session = CreateObject("Lotus.NotesSession")

That is COM. Require R5.

OLE - OLE is front-end classes.

     Dim session As Object
     Set session = CreateObject("Notes.NotesSession")

This is OLE. Will work even in R5.

Please correct me if I am wrong.
> This is OLE. Will work even in R5.

Should be - "Will work even in R 4.x"
I doubt if OLE works with 4.5... If you are talking about 4.6, yes OLE would work.

By OLE or COM , they are two types of interfaces, you can use any one of the.. but COM is more efficient compared to OLE in memory handling !!

Good insight. Thanks Hemantha. I am not much aware of older versions of Notes. So this made me do some thinking. And here is what I got. A good write up on "OLE Automation interface in Notes 4.5". Here is it for everyone's pleasure. Hope all will enjoy going thru this :)

OLE Automation interface in Notes 4.5 - http://www.cctec.com/maillists/lnotes-l/msg03831.html

Guys! Pls catch it before it runs ;-)

In fact I got a lot of other *very useful stuff* too. But I am not gonna share them here ;-)

leekfAuthor Commented:
A lot of info... Thanks all..

RanjeetRain, to be speicify, I would like to write the program to "check" the inbox of a specified email database. Does the code in http://www.angelfire.com/realm/vb-shared/notesaveattach.htm help me to do this?

The sendmail code is already what I am using, but I want to "receive".

Thanks so much
Do you want to build a mail client in VB that works with Domino?

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