Automatically Respond to Network Password Prompt in Outlook 2002 - MAX Points Awarded!
Posted on 2006-03-30
Here's my situation:
I am running a syncronization program on my PC that communicates with a SYNC server. That SYNC server requires Outlook 2002 to be automaticaly checking my email before updating the SYNC server. Once this is complete, my Pocket PC contacts the SYNC server, retrieving my email, contacts, etc...
Here is my problem:
My MAIL server will INTERMITTENTLY either time-out (or some other problem), resulting in a prompt on my PC for a network password for my email. The password IS saved and works MOST of the time. However, occasionally, it fails and the prompt appears.
If I am out of town or away for an extended period of time in a given day, that prompt prevents any further attempts by Outlook to check my MAIL server. This prevents me from receiving critical communications on my Pocket PC until I get home and respond to the password prompt.
I am guessing that my best solution is to have some sort of script monitoring my Outlook application for the appearance of this password prompt and then automatically respond when it appears. Does this seem like a reasonable solution and is it possible? I have NO experience with Visual Basic, but am a Unix C-Shell guru, so I should hopefully be able to implement any solutions you might present.
I will award max points for this resolution. If you have another idea, I am open to that as well.