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Need a mail program that runs as a service (or make outlook do it)

Posted on 2009-04-08
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Hello Colleagues  

I need an email client that can run as a system service.  

Here is my issue.   I have a helpdesk management system (Numara Trackit 8.5).   The system has a function to monitor an email inbox and generate work orders based on emails that arrive.   The problem is that Trackit does not support SSL.    To get around this, they have implemented a MAPI function that will allow us to download the messages into outlook express on the server and use MAPI to get them into the trackit system.    The main issues with this are that someone needs to be logged into the server and have the outlook client running at all times for this to work.

My question is this:    Is there a way to make outlook (either express or full) work as a system service so its running even without someone logged in?  Anything i do needs to support an SSL login to the POP account.   I dont need it to send mail,   just receive.    Any ideas?

I am also open to other suggestions on how to make this work.
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You can create it as a service using the SC command.  That article mentions getting it from the NT Resource Kit, but it's included by default in Windows 2000 and up.

Now whether OE will actually work if run that way is another matter.  It will take some experimentation to find out.
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Now I'm curious.  Did it work?
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My network admin says that he can make it work... he just needed to be pointed in the right direction
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