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Can my VB app monitor my Hotmail for specific messages?

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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)"

or

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

something to get me going would be appreciated.

Thank you.

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it should be possible,

though I prefer your 2nd option, beer!


have a look at this lot

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Programming_Languages/Visual_Basic/Q_10195234.html - this contains links to source code

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Programming_Languages/Visual_Basic/Q_21025104.html - 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


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there is this also
http://www.vbaccelerator.com/overinet.htm  - 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
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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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