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Is there an OCX or similar control for GMail

I have an Access client.  The application has 'embedded'  access to outlook emails and calendar via an Microsoft Forms 2.0 OCX with a MicrosoftOutlook View control. Now the client would like similar access to GMail.  Is that possible>  How?
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8/22/2022 - Mon
Jim Dettman (EE MVE)

None that I'm aware of specifically ( or  for any mail service for that matter ).   For Gmail what you want is control that understands IMAP.   For other services you might need POP3  or exchange sync.    

   These generally come as part of the library that you can buy. I haven't looked at the market recently, but there were two or three players in the past that would work with access.

 Take a look at W WW.dart.com
Jim
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I'm afraid a single client won't justify purchases from dart,com.  Maybe I convince the client to let me simply provide a hyperlink to a GMail account.

Thanks for you comments
Jim Dettman (EE MVE)

The other approach would be to use an e-mail client (like Outlook) and control it from Access.   But that has a lot of overhead in comparison and you'd still need to buy a lib to deal with the security issues.

 What functionality are you trying to provide?

Jim.
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