How can I recieve/download e-mail into my VB.NET 2008 application?

Posted on 2009-05-08
Last Modified: 2013-11-29
I am trying to develop a VB.NET application that responds to a user via text message with their "status" for today. I can get the text message sent, that's not the problem. However when they want to check their status... they send their ID# to an SMS site, which is then forwarded to an e-mail. How can I download those e-mails automatically and use the data in the body? Right now I have them all being forwarded to a Gmail account but I can change that if I have to.....
Question by:jeremy092288
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Here is some code which could be used to download emails from gmail.
' The mailman object is used for receiving (POP3)

' and sending (SMTP) email.

Dim mailman As New Chilkat.MailMan()

' Any string argument automatically begins the 30-day trial.

Dim success As Boolean

success = mailman.UnlockComponent("30-day trial")

If (success <> true) Then

    MsgBox("Component unlock failed")

    Exit Sub

End If

' Set the GMail account POP3 properties.

mailman.MailHost = ""

mailman.PopUsername = "****"

mailman.PopPassword = "****"

mailman.PopSsl = true

mailman.MailPort = 995

Dim bundle As Chilkat.EmailBundle

' Read mail headers and one line of the body.

' To get the full emails, call CopyMail instead (no arguments)

bundle = mailman.GetAllHeaders(1)

If (bundle Is Nothing ) Then


    Exit Sub

End If

Dim i As Integer

Dim email As Chilkat.Email

For i = 0 To bundle.MessageCount - 1

    email = bundle.GetEmail(i)

    ' Display the From email address and the subject.

    TextBox1.Text = TextBox1.Text & email.From & vbCrLf


    TextBox1.Text = TextBox1.Text & email.Subject _

         & vbCrLf & vbCrLf



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Note that this code only applies if you want to use third party components, which you have to buy.



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