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I need to log on to an Exchange server to check my Inbox, copy the content of the mails to a text file and move the mails into an archive folder. Also I must be able to send mails.

Big Problem: The exchange mail account belongs to another windows user account.

I am Administrator, have full rights and would (if needed) hardcode all login / password stuff for the mail account ("tsdp"). But I haven't managed yet, I guess i must first impersonate myself before I can operate. Or ? I have no exchange password, only the windows user account password, but did never manage to come into the mail account.

Do I have to add an additional mail profile in order that it works ?

I use Visual C++ 6.0 / Visual Basic 6.0, what technique would allow me the most technically-up-to-date stuff and flexibility ? (no, I mean  not ".NET" and not web service stuff like ADO)  CDO 1.2.1 ? Or some MAPI functions ? I need some code snippets that help me perform this task.
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You should be able to specify any arbitrary Exchange user name when calling 'MAPILogon()' or 'MAPILogonEx()' independent from the Windows account you're using. See also the samples at http://www.codeproject.com/internet/#MAPI and http://www.codeproject.com/internet/xymailclient.asp ("Sending and receiving e-mails from your program") in particular.
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Thanks for the tips, jkr, codeproject was also my first source to examine.

I just found out that the problem was due to missing rights on the exchange account: I am member of the Admin group, I am entitled to "send as" on this account, I had an additional mail profile for this box ... but that was not enough.

I had to make the check box in Active Directory Users und Computers, "View" / "Advanced Features", to be able to see "Exchange Advanced", where I can give me the "Permissions for tsdp". That was it.

I have documented the full details on http://www.a-m-i.de/tips/automation/mailautomation.php (in german)
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