I need a powershell script that will download mail sent to a mailbox from a specific email address to a folder path such as \\server01\temp

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I need a power shell script to checks a specific email address or mailbox on our Exchange server, lets say xyz@domain.com and every time I receives and email from another specific address, lets say abc@comp;any.com it downloads the email and attachment to a folder such as \\server01\temp......Is there a quick way to write a powershell script for this?
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Sebastian StrittmatterSoftware Development

What access methods do you have to access your mailbox?
 * Outlook
 * something else.


we are using exchange 2013 i know we use IMAP and OUTLOOK....I maybe I should have made this more of an exchange question than PowerShell
Michael B. SmithManaging Consultant

Why not simply use Search-Mailbox?
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I wrote a little script for this.
For this script you need outlook with the specfic mail account. You can run this script as task in a time period.

The script marks the worked messages as read.

I hope this helps.

    [string]$nameOfOutlookAccount, # Name of outlook-Accoun have to be visible in outlook
    [string]$nameOfInboxFolder,    # name of the inbox folder visible in outlook
    [string]$emailOfSender,        # name of the sender mail
    [string]$attachTargetPath      # path for the attachments

$out = New-Object -ComObject Outlook.Application

$mapi = $out.GetNamespace("MAPI")

$account = $mapi.Folders.Item($nameOfOutlookAccount);

$inbox = $account.Folders.Item($nameOfInboxFolder);

# Loop through inbox
$inbox.Items | % {
    if($_.UnRead -eq $true -and $_.SenderEmailAddress -eq $emailOfSender) {
        # Save the attachment to directory an mark message as read
        $_.Attachments | % {
            $p = $(Resolve-Path "$attachTargetPath\").Path
            Write-Host "Saved Attachment $($p)$($_.FileName)"

        $_.UnRead = $false
        Write-Host "Marked message as read" -ForegroundColor Green

# Close Outlook     

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this was fantastic thanks

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