Mdaemon, & Outlook Connector - saving messages from outlook as a msg file including the attachments

Posted on 2009-02-08
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
OK here is the set up.Outlook 2003 with outlook connector 2.2.1

We have a requirement to save some email messages. By this the user has been opening the email message, then going to file, save as, and saving the message. Previously this used to automatically save the message as a msg file and the file included any attachments within the msg file, however if using connector, the message format will be either htm, for html messages or txt for text messages. If the message then has an attachement then the attachement is not automatically saved in the file.

If they choose the .msg file type when saving, this will save the message and the attachments, however for most messages it will not save the body of the message. The msg file will only save the from, to, subject, date and any attachments.

Does anyone have any ideas how we can save emails with both the body and the attachment as one msg file??
Question by:nicbak13
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    Accepted Solution

    Here are some great 3rd party tools from SlipStick on Message and Attachment Handling that should help you
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    Mdaemon uses the MSG format to store all messages.  The stumbling block is that there is no "out of the box" method of associating the MSG file number with a message that is in an Outlook folder.  The Content Filter feature within Mdaemon can however help with this.  There are a few Actions in there which have potential, depending on your requirements and ability to use macro language.  The ultimate one is "Run a Program" which can call any program with the filename Mdaemon assigns to the message.  You are using IMAP, which gives a greater control over messages stored in folders at the mail server.

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    Both comments were usefull, and are good knowledge that I have now added to my cranium, however the real issue we think is that Outlook is saving the incomplete file (File, Save as) as it is closing the file before the entire message has been copied from the IMAP server through Outlook, and into the new local file it has created

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