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Use an email to reboot computer

Posted on 2007-03-29
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Would it be possible to create an outlook rule the triggers some vba that reboots the computer?
That way I could send my computer at home a special message and the computer would restart.
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michko earned 250 total points
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Possibly, but why not look at a free remote software, like LogMeIn?  www.logmein.com
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Cool, I'm always on the look out for good remote software as I'm constantly helping others, working from home or trying to access my home computer. I currently use gotomypc, vnc, pcanywhere and when I can, remote desktop (which seems to be the fastest). I'll check this one out.

However, the reason for my question is that sometimes my home computer seems to get stuck and I'd like to reboot. It appears it's something to do with the network because outlook is still running (I have messages forwarded to my work account). So, if I could send an email that reboots it, that might help.
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Good thought.  Unfortunately I don't know of a way (which is why I suggested remote software).

I can think of a problem with someone providing a solution though - just think "the reboot virus".  Even if someone knows of a way to do this, they may not share it.

And, rethinking it, not sure it would be easy.  I can see attaching an exe that would do this (if it got through filters), but you'd still have to open the email and/or the attachment to execute.

Anyway, if any other expert has a suggestion, go ahead and post.
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