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How to receive POP mail using VB6 and save into Access MDB

Posted on 2005-05-06
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Last Modified: 2013-12-25
Hi Experts

Need to be able to read and save POP email from POP server and save into Access MDB. It's the POP bit I need help with. If email has attachment, I don't want it but need to know how to deal with it.

From another solution (Q_20842674) SweatCoder sent someone some code which sounds like it could be what I need (if you are listening!!)

Hope you can help!
Question by:JoshuaAMS
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Expert Comment

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Use a 3rd party POP object, like Easy Mail Objects from http://www.quiksoft.com - works for me. It's really easy to get the messages you need, you have full access to the message, headers, attachments. Just save the strings in a MDB, no big deal. :)
Oops: it's payware, I hope that wasn't a criteria :))

Author Comment

ID: 13945698
Sorry, should have specified, I really would prefer not to use a third party thing and have my 'own' code running it. It's a learning thing ;-)

I have some VB experience and should be able to figure it out once I am set in the right direction, sample code etc.
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softplus earned 2000 total points
ID: 13946606
OK, then lets see ...
You should understand the POP3 protocol, it's not hard: http://www.vbip.com/winsock/winsock_pop3.asp
Then from the same site there is an example: http://www.vbip.com/winsock/winsock_mail_checker_01.asp
using the winsock.dll. Once you have the message, just save it to a db. You can play with POP3 using telnet (i.e. telnet pop3.server.com 110)
Have fun :)

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