Solved

email and link into excel vba

Posted on 2014-04-13
3
393 Views
Last Modified: 2014-04-27
Hi All,

I have a interesting problem that I have no idea where to begin.

If we have a user that sends in an email that has the following information:
1. Time it was sent
2. Location by Link (Example:  http://goo.gl/maps/2N2tK or by http://maps.apple.com/?ll=51.010969,-114.041481)

Is it possible to receive an email and then automatically download the email into vba excel where we can get the:

Time the email was sent AND an Approximate address (from the link).

Thanks for your help!
0
Comment
Question by:BostonBob
3 Comments
 
LVL 35

Accepted Solution

by:
Bembi earned 500 total points
ID: 39997504
Just a point to start from. Each windows server allows a native SMTP server. This SMTP server can be addressed (i.e forwared) and the server just throws emails into a local folder.
From this folder you can open the email file as a text file and filter the information out you need via vba code.
0
 

Author Comment

by:BostonBob
ID: 39997510
Oh lead me to the promised land....

Can you give me a working example? Thanks!
0

Featured Post

Enterprise Mobility and BYOD For Dummies

Like “For Dummies” books, you can read this in whatever order you choose and learn about mobility and BYOD; and how to put a competitive mobile infrastructure in place. Developed for SMBs and large enterprises alike, you will find helpful use cases, planning, and implementation.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Recently Microsoft released a brand new function called CONCAT. It's supposed to replace its predecessor CONCATENATE. But how does it work? And what's new? In this article, we take a closer look at all of this - we even included an exercise file for…
Using Word 2013, I was experiencing some incredible lag when typing.  Here's what worked for me....
This Micro Tutorial demonstrates how to create Excel charts: column, area, line, bar, and scatter charts. Formatting tips are provided as well.
Excel styles will make formatting consistent and let you apply and change formatting faster. In this tutorial, you'll learn how to use Excel's built-in styles, how to modify styles, and how to create your own. You'll also learn how to use your custo…

867 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

19 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now