Looking for an application that can open an outlook email, and save an attachment if one is included.

I need to find an application that can scan an Exchange mailbox, open a message if one exists, and then save any attachments to disk.
I would like it to work completey autonomously,and be able to set the delay between mail box "scans" .
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p912sCommented:
And there is this on freevbcode.com

http://www.freevbcode.com/ShowCode.Asp?ID=1154
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David LeeCommented:
Hi afcnoc,

Do you really want it to run at intervals, or would you prefer it process messages as they arrive?

Cheers!
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afcnocAuthor Commented:
Thanks for posts p912s. I will pass the code along to my developers and see what they think.
BlueDevilFan, if there is a way to just process the messages as they arrive, that might be a better solution. But just having it scan the inbox every 5 or 10mins works also.
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David LeeCommented:
It's actually far easier to do the former than to do the latter, at least from inside Outlook.  I'm assuming that's what you want.  If you want a solution that runs outside of Outlook, then the timed solution is equally simple.
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afcnocAuthor Commented:
The idea is to have this as either a stand-alone app. or as a module within a bigger NMS we are developing.
I would rather not have to install Outlook on the server that would be running this app.
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David LeeCommented:
You can't do this without having Outlook on the computer it's going to run on.  Any solution, with the possible exception of something written in C, is going to require Outlook be on the computer.  
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David LeeCommented:
I shouldn't have hit "Submit" so quick.  Any solution is also going to require a profile that has access to the user or users mailboxes too.  That means a profile, an Outlook profile, with Exchange admin rights to all users' mailboxes or at least to the mailbox it'll run against.
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afcnocAuthor Commented:
I figure that creating a user in AD that has an Exchange account will work.
Installing would be ok I guess. But the ideal solution would be not having to install Outlook.
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