Reading email from distribution group and extracting attachment

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John

Hi

We are using Exchange 2003 as part of sbs 2003 premium.

We have a distribution group abc which receives emails abc@mydomian.com. How

can I retrieve emails from this distribution group and extract any PDF

attachments that may be present using vb.net?

Many Thanks

Regards
 
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Dave Mills

On Wed, 28 Apr 2010 15:11:27 +0100, "John" <info@nospam.infovis.co.uk> wrote:


> Hi

> We are using Exchange 2003 as part of sbs 2003 premium.

> We have a distribution group abc which receives emails abc@mydomian.com. How
> can I retrieve emails from this distribution group and extract any PDF
> attachments that may be present using vb.net?

> Many Thanks

> Regards
>


I don't think they can change it but this is easy to test simply set "Password

must be changed at next logon" in ADUC and see what happens if you then login to

OWA

Dave Mills

There are 10 types of people, those that understand binary and those that don't.
 
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John

Hi Dave

I don't understand. May be I was not clear. I need to use vb.net code to

access emails coming to the distribution group and then see if there is a

PDF attachment and if so save the attachment to disk.

Thanks

Regards

"Dave Mills" <News1@nospam--djmills-dot-co.uk> wrote in message

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> On Wed, 28 Apr 2010 15:11:27 +0100, "John" <info@nospam.infovis.co.uk
> wrote:
>
> >Hi
>

>>We are using Exchange 2003 as part of sbs 2003 premium.
>

>>We have a distribution group abc which receives emails abc@mydomian.com.
> >How
> >can I retrieve emails from this distribution group and extract any PDF
> >attachments that may be present using vb.net?
>

>>Many Thanks
>

>>Regards
> >

> I don't think they can change it but this is easy to test simply set
> "Password
> must be changed at next logon" in ADUC and see what happens if you then
> login to
> OWA
> > Dave Mills
> There are 10 types of people, those that understand binary and those that
> don't.
 
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NZSchooltech

Does a distribution group have its own mailbox where messages are stored,

because to receive the messages, if they are not stored in some mailbox

where you can retrieve them from, then you have to be a member of that group

in order to receive messages from it when someone sends them.

That is the simple part, I think.

If you have a mailbox then you have various options which don't rely

specifically on Exchange, like someone should have some ActiveX controls or

maybe just a code library that you can use to retrieve messages from the

mailbox using IMAP or POP protocols.

One route for programmatic access to Exchange itself is through Powershell

commands, so an avenue to consider is coding calls to Powershell cmdlets

into a VS project. That if Powershell has cmdlets to retrieve the contents

of a mailbox.

"John" <info@nospam.infovis.co.uk> wrote in message

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> Hi

> We are using Exchange 2003 as part of sbs 2003 premium.

> We have a distribution group abc which receives emails abc@mydomian.com.
> How can I retrieve emails from this distribution group and extract any PDF
> attachments that may be present using vb.net?

> Many Thanks

> Regards

>
 
J

John

Hi

The mailbox is there. I don't really need to "receive" the message, as long

as I can access sit from exchange/AD and ten extract the attachment that is

fine.

Thanks

Regards

"NZSchooltech" <nzschooltech@education.nz> wrote in message

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> Does a distribution group have its own mailbox where messages are stored,
> because to receive the messages, if they are not stored in some mailbox
> where you can retrieve them from, then you have to be a member of that
> group in order to receive messages from it when someone sends them.

> That is the simple part, I think.

> If you have a mailbox then you have various options which don't rely
> specifically on Exchange, like someone should have some ActiveX controls
> or maybe just a code library that you can use to retrieve messages from
> the mailbox using IMAP or POP protocols.

> One route for programmatic access to Exchange itself is through Powershell
> commands, so an avenue to consider is coding calls to Powershell cmdlets
> into a VS project. That if Powershell has cmdlets to retrieve the contents
> of a mailbox.

> "John" <info@nospam.infovis.co.uk> wrote in message
> news:#xB8xyt5KHA.1888@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
> > Hi
>

>> We are using Exchange 2003 as part of sbs 2003 premium.
>

>> We have a distribution group abc which receives emails abc@mydomian.com.
> > How can I retrieve emails from this distribution group and extract any
> > PDF attachments that may be present using vb.net?
>

>> Many Thanks
>

>> Regards
>

>>
 
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