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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.
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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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