Can my VB app monitor my Hotmail for specific messages?

I want to write an app that will log into my hotmail and search the inbox screen for an email with "re: work" in it.

Can this be done?

Acceptable answers would be something like...

"yes, study this (link), and that (link)"


"no, go get a beer and forget about this project." ;)

something to get me going would be appreciated.

Thank you.

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rockiroadsConnect With a Mentor Commented:
it should be possible,

though I prefer your 2nd option, beer!

have a look at this lot - this contains links to source code - talks about using msn messenger object

the other options are

1. dirty method - login to hotmail then write code to read the html
2. use winsock

there is this also  - for new mail on a POP3 server at pre-defined intervals and can open your preferred mail program.

but not sure if this points to the same file as the one in one of the links provided
edvinsonAuthor Commented:
OK , Winsock sounds like a good route.

Can I send my FORM post variables to login, then search the resulting HTML for a particular phrase?

Again, links to tutorials would be great.

And hey Rockiroads, that link you provided is so useful! Lots of good stuff there.
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