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How to start Outlook express from a perl script?

by dxxd116 (Beadle)
on Feb 02, 2009 at 12:46 UTC ( #740678=perlquestion: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??
dxxd116 has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Hello, Monks: I am trying to design an automation task with Microsoft outlook express. I went to Win32::OLE and want to use it to start outlook express. However, I can not figure out what the class ID or program ID it is for "Microsoft outlook express". Could anyone here help me figure it out? Thanks in advance.

Comment on How to start Outlook express from a perl script?
Re: How to start Outlook express from a perl script?
by Corion (Pope) on Feb 02, 2009 at 12:52 UTC

    You didn't find any, because Microsoft Outlook Express has no OLE interface and thus cannot be automated using OLE or Win32::OLE.

      ...so Expect may be of use, otherwise ...

      A user level that continues to overstate my experience :-))

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