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gasho has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

I would like to search my Inbox in Outlook for Subject Title. e.g I received a new e-mail with Subject:Build 50.2 I can find it with Google Desktop but I need Perl's help ? Thank You gasho
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Re: How do I search for Subject Title in Outlook?
by Kanji (Parson) on Oct 31, 2005 at 15:00 UTC

    Win32::OLE works great for accessing Outlook from Perl, with the below iterating over all the messages in your Inbox (but possibly not sub-folders).

    However, if you do plan on doing something further with $email once you've found the right message, it is essential that you use ActivePerl's OLE browser, thumb through the MSDN Library and/or Google liberally for example usage as knowing what to access or look for in the OLE objects is 99% of the battle!

        --k.


    Update: s/ eq /\n if $email->Subject eq /; # oops

      Thanks A Lot. You saved my day :) Gasho
Re: How do I search for Subject Title in Outlook?
by barbie (Deacon) on Oct 31, 2005 at 22:00 UTC
    At the risk of blowing my own trumpet, you could have a look at Mail::Outlook on CPAN ;)

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