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Accessing Exchange without Outlook

Posted on 2006-07-13
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Is there a way to access Exchange programmatically without having Outlook installed?

I want to be able to read emails, appointments and contacts from Exchange, and also update appointments and contacts, but without necessarily having Outlook available.

I noticed Microsoft have CDO for Exchange (CDOEX), but it says ths is "installed with Exchange Server, CDOEX cannot be installed on a remote machine or called directly through Distributed Component Object Model (DCOM)" so I guess that isn't really going to work.
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by:Robberbaron (robr)
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can be done via MAPI  & WebDAV

I certainly manipulate Exchange message folders via MAPI.

Of course the best known is to use Outlook Web Access via a web browser.
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by:purplesoup
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I assume you mean something like this

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=296126

What do you have to have running on Exchange for this to work?
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Robberbaron (robr) earned 2000 total points
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nothing other than std exchange really.

I sync an inhouse database of company contacts to a public folder (contacts) on a daily basis. The DB is the master , with the public folder being accessed by Outook or OWA to make it easy to sent emails or faxes.

I've really only tried it for contacts as that what i need. But seen scripts that interact with caledars etc.

http://gsexdev.blogspot.com/2006/03/replicating-exchange-folder-using.html  and other bits on the blog have been very useful / insightful.
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by:purplesoup
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OK - this looks good thanks.
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