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We can send mails using SMTP settings in AutoIT.

But is there anyway to read the mails and start the program if we get the mail with the particular subject.

 

I mean, I have automated a build process and it starts from windows task scheduler my autoit program at morning 3 AM.

If it fails in the middle, it will be sent to the dev team guys with the logs as attachment.

Then I am connecting manually to the remote machine to trigger the task again.

Is there anyway to start this task once I receive a mail with the specific subject like "start the build" automatically.

 

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water

It depends on the mail client you run.


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10 hours ago, water said:

It depends on the mail client you run.

I am just using gmail SMTP for sending mails.

No outlook.

Can you suggest.?

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water

Unfortunately no. I only use Outlook.


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ExcelChart (2015-04-01 - Version 0.4.0.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts
Excel - Example Scripts - Wiki
Word - Wiki
PowerPoint (2015-06-06 - Version 0.0.5.0) - Download - General Help & Support

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@water Thanks for the input.

But that option is not available now in outlook latest version.

I mean office 365 or office 2016.

They have removed that option.

Is there any alternative for that.?

Or can we create a listener in autoit by confguring any mail settings and do the actions based on the mail received.?

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22 minutes ago, ur said:

But that option is not available now in outlook latest version.

Sorry, which option are you talking about?

Events still work with Outlook 2016:

#include <OutlookEX.au3>

; *****************************************************************************
; Example Script
; Handle Outlook NewmailEX event when a new mail arrives.
; This script loops until Shift-Alt-E is pressed to exit.
; *****************************************************************************
HotKeySet("+!e", "_Exit") ;Shift-Alt-E to Exit the script
MsgBox(64, "OutlookEX UDF Example Script", "Hotkey to exit the script: 'Shift-Alt-E'!")

Global $oOApp = ObjCreate("Outlook.Application")
Global $test = ObjEvent($oOApp, "oOApp_")

While 1
    Sleep(10)
WEnd

; Outlook 2007 - NewMailEx event - http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb147646%28v=office.12%29.aspx
Func oOApp_NewMailEx($sOL_EntryId)

    Local $oOL_Item = $oOApp.Session.GetItemFromID($sOL_EntryId, Default)
    MsgBox(64, "OutlookEX UDF Example Script", "New mail has arrived!" & @CRLF & @CRLF & _
            "From:    " & $oOL_Item.SenderName & @CRLF & _
            "Subject: " & $oOL_Item.Subject)

EndFunc   ;==>oOApp_NewMailEx

Func _Exit()
    Exit
EndFunc   ;==>_Exit

 

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ExcelChart (2015-04-01 - Version 0.4.0.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts
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Sorry, I mentioned about UI option in outlook "launch a program" in the rules section.

I will try this and let you know

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Please check my signature


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OutlookEX (2018-01-27 - Version 1.3.3.1) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
ExcelChart (2015-04-01 - Version 0.4.0.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts
Excel - Example Scripts - Wiki
Word - Wiki
PowerPoint (2015-06-06 - Version 0.0.5.0) - Download - General Help & Support

Tutorials:
ADO - Wiki

 

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Thanks @water

It is working and am able to complete the task in time because of you.

 

I need one more suggestion.

With your udf I am able to send mails also as a confirmation whether application ran or not.But it crates a new mail.

Is there any possibility to send the mail as a reply to the existing mail which I am reading with your udf?

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Sure.
Use _OL_ItemReply. The function returns a new mail item object which then can be processed (add a reply text etc.)

$oReply = _OL_ItemReply($oOL, $oOL_Item, ...)

 


My UDFs and Tutorials:

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Active Directory (NEW 2018-06-01 - Version 1.4.9.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
OutlookEX (2018-01-27 - Version 1.3.3.1) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
ExcelChart (2015-04-01 - Version 0.4.0.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts
Excel - Example Scripts - Wiki
Word - Wiki
PowerPoint (2015-06-06 - Version 0.0.5.0) - Download - General Help & Support

Tutorials:
ADO - Wiki

 

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