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Use perl to create outlook .msg fileby aravinds (Initiate)
|on Jan 07, 2012 at 03:24 UTC||Need Help??|
aravinds has asked for the
wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
I am using perl on windows and would like to know how to create an outlook email file (.msg)?
Essentially, what I need to create is a file exactly equal to one created by this process:
1. You compose an email in outlook
2. Add To, CC, Subject, HTML Body and do not send it yet but save it as a .msg file on hard-drive.
3. When you open the .msg file from your hard-drive, it automatically opens the email in edit mode and its ready for you to review/send.
Now, I have already written another perl program which auto generates the To,CC,Subject and HTML Body of the email. I need to know how to use PERL to create a .msg file with this information in it, on the hard-drive. I do not want PERL to actually send the message - it just has to create this editable .msg file.
The reason I don't want to send the email but rather create a .msg file is because the system in which these perl programs run does not have outlook configured (cannot be configured due to firewall/designed to not be able to access Exchange Server, although Outlook is installed on this system) and therefore I need PERL to just create the .msg file which I can copy over to another system where I can just open it in Outlook installed there and review it/send it.
I have already looked at other Outlook related posts in perlmonks but did not find one dealing with just creating a msg file as opposed to actually sending the email.
Appreciate if you can help