Jump to content
nooneclose

[SOLVED] How to connect to a different outlook inbox?

Recommended Posts

Hello everyone, I am wondering if and how it is possible to connect my AutoIt script to a different email in my outlook. I have two different accounts when I open outlook. The first which my script always connects to is my own email while the second is a group email account. How or can I make the script connect to the second one and access its inbox instead of mine? This is all work related so no funny business here. 

Global $oOutlook = _OL_Open()

; Store all the Unread emails into an array
Global $aItems = _OL_ItemFind($oOutlook, "*\Outlook-UDF-Test", $olMail, _
"[UnRead]=True", "Subject", "Maintenance Request from Eagle's Nest", "EntryID,Subject", "", 1)

; Display the array of unRead emails
If IsArray($aItems) Then
    ;_ArrayDisplay($aItems, "OutlookEX UDF: _OL_ItemFind - Unread mails")

Else
    MsgBox(48, "OutlookEX UDF: _OL_ItemFind Example Script", _
    "Could not find an unread mail. @error = " & @error & ", @extended: " & @extended)
EndIf

; Get the number of unread emails
Global $numberOfUnRead = UBound($aItems, $UBOUND_ROWS) - 1
;MsgBox("", "Number of Unread emails", $numberOfUnRead)
ConsoleWrite("Number of unread emails: " & $numberOfUnRead & @CRLF)

I might be missing some code in the post but my code works It's just so long I don't want to post all 2300+ lines. 

Thank you for the help I greatly appreciate this community. 

Edited by nooneclose

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thank you for getting back with me, but how do I tell my script to access the emails in the box named "Outlook-UDF-Test" under the second (email/group account)?

Edited by nooneclose

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Here the code I use to see both accounts (2 different emails). The column To is one easy way to know which account is involved.

#include <Constants.au3>
#include "OutlookEX 1.3.4.1\OutlookEX.au3"

Opt ("MustDeclareVars", 1)

Global $oOutlook = _OL_Open(True,@ScriptDir & "\OutlookEX 1.3.4.1\_OL_Warnings.exe",10)
If @error <> 0 Then Exit MsgBox(16, "OutlookEX UDF", "Error creating a connection to Outlook. @error = " & @error)

Global $aFolder = _OL_FolderAccess($oOutlook, "", $olFolderInbox)
If @error <> 0 Then Exit MsgBox(16, "OutlookEX UDF", "Error accessing the default contacts folder. @error = " & @error)
$aFolder[1].Display

Global $aItems = _OL_ItemFind($oOutlook, $aFolder[1], $olMail, "", "", "", "EntryID,SenderEmailAddress,SenderName,Subject,To", "", 1)

Global $oItem = _OL_ItemGet($oOutlook, $aItems[1][0], Default, -1)
If @error <> 0 Then Exit MsgBox(16, "OutlookEX UDF", "Error accessing properties. @error = " & @error)
$oItem.Unread = True

If IsArray($aItems) Then
  _ArrayDisplay($aItems, "OutlookEX UDF: _OL_ItemFind Example Script")
Else
  MsgBox(48, "OutlookEX UDF", "Could not find an unread mail. @error = " & @error)
EndIf

_OL_Close($oOutlook)

Win 7 - Outlook 2003.  You must tell Outlook to put both accounts in same folder.

Edited by Nine

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Use _OL_Folderaccess to access a folder in another mailbox. The example script provided with the UDF explains how. 


My UDFs and Tutorials:

Spoiler

UDFs:
Active Directory (NEW 2019-10-24 - Version 1.4.14.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
OutlookEX (NEW 2019-11-30 - Version 1.4.0.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
Outlook Tools (2019-07-22 - Version 0.6.0.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Wiki
ExcelChart (2017-07-21 - Version 0.4.0.1) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts
PowerPoint (2017-06-06 - Version 0.0.5.0) - Download - General Help & Support
Excel - Example Scripts - Wiki
Word - Wiki
Task Scheduler (NEW 2019-12-03 - Version 1.5.1.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Wiki

Tutorials:
ADO - Wiki

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I still do not understand. I looked into the Outlook UDF and tried @Nine code but I can not figure it out. :( Here is an edited / "made up" picture of the folder I am trying to create / access in outlook. 

1508474737_Screenshot(199).png.3d67867448dde15e5f7d14367fb3aa34.png

I am trying to create and access the "Outlook-UDF-Test" folder under the account "m" and put it in that account's inbox. I can create the "Outlook-UDF-Test" folder under the "a" account just fine. I do not get why putting it under "m" is not working. What am I not understanding?  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I found another solution that works. This may not be the best way but it works for me for now. Since I could not figure out how to make _OL_Open create the Outlook-UDF-Test folder under the account "M", because "M" is not the default, I changed my outlook account settings to make "M" the default E-mail and the default data files. My  2,400+ line email AI is able to work its magic again. Thank you very much for your time and effort @water and @Nine. If either of you have any more tips or code I could try I would love to make this process a 100% AutoIt script.   

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was able to use the code below to access the other email account (that I had permission and access to use. It was not a public account). Special thanks to @water for making this more clear to me. 

$aFolder = _OL_FolderAccess($oOutlook, "WorkEmail@hotmail.com", $olFolderInbox) ; This format is language independant

I was also able to use this code (shown below) to double-check and see if it worked for what I was trying to do. (And it did :) 

Global $aItems = _OL_ItemFind($oOutlook, "*", $olMail, "[UnRead]=True", "Subject", "Work Request", "EntryID,Subject", "", 1)

; Display the array of unRead emails
_ArrayDisplay($aItems, "OutlookEX UDF: _OL_ItemFind - Unread mails")

Global $numberOfUnRead = UBound($aItems, $UBOUND_ROWS) - 1
ConsoleWrite("Number of unread emails: " & $numberOfUnRead & @CRLF)

 

Edited by nooneclose

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Similar Content

    • By topgundcp
      Hi, 
      This is my very first post in this forum and am also new with Autoit programming so be easy on me.
      Below is the code that I am trying to get the index of the item selected. No problem getting the text.
      Case $listEdition   ; handle of the list             local $index=0             $item=GUICTRLRead($listEdition)    ; This will return the text in the list             ; ==============   The loop below always fails  ==================             ; Meaning _GUICtrlListView_GetItemSelected($listEdition, $i) always return FALSE. WHY ???????              For $i = 0 To $editionArray[0] - 1   ; The content of the list in an array where editionArray[0] contains total count of items                 If _GUICtrlListView_GetItemSelected($listEdition, $i) Then                     $index = $i                     exitloop                 EndIf              Next              ;===================================================             ConsoleWrite( "Select Edition:     " & $item & "  index: " & $index & @CR) ....... Please look at the comments in the code & the pix attached.
      _GUICtrlListView_GetItemSelected($listEdition, $i) always returns FALSE.
      Another problem is on the list. It also populate  the total count of items from the Array. How can I skip this item from populating to the list ?.
      Please advise and thanks

    • By n0ktar
      is it possible to make a wall chams in rainbow six siege using autoit scripts? tell me please and how . 
    • By Rskm
      Hi, I am using excel as input media for my program. The excel file (i tried with .xls, .xlsx and .xlsm format) has inputs which the autoit script reads during the run and performs few calculations. Some times (not always), after the run, when i try to open the excel file manually, the file doesnt open at all in excel. see the screenshot attached. However, if the execute the autoit script, the scripts still reads the existing data from that excel and performs the calcs. I copied the excel file to another computer and there too, it doesnt open.  So, after this, i cannot edit the excel forever (if i need to change any inputs). It is only this particular file that got affected. other excel files works normal.  What could be the problem here.  please help as this is a new challenge for me during my program development. 

    • By TheAutomator
      Hi everyone!

      I'm using AutoIt for several years now and I really get the hang of it!
      I'm quite the curious OCD perfectionist kind of guy, so I can't help wondering..
      what would be the best way to program stuff for the compiler / interpreter / scripting engine?
      We're talking about the inner workings of the AutoIt's core here, and how to give it as less friction as possible but also take care of the machine running the script.
      For example,
      Imagine a script where we would constantly have to assign a Boolean value to a variable:
      ; A: local $bool = false $bool = true $bool = true $bool = false ; B: local $bool = false check(true) check(true) check(false) func check($b) if $bool = $b then return $bool = $b endfunc In this case, would it be better to just overwrite (A) the variable or first check if we really need to (B)?
      What would be best for the computers memory if it had to do this for a year non stop?
      Another example, imagine you're writing a function with an if statement.
      If you would look under the hood of AutoIt, what would be the best way to give your computer as less work / code nesting stack filling as possible:
      ; A: func decide($b_Input) if $b_Input then ;do something else ;do something else endif endfunc ; B: func decide($b_Input) if $b_Input then ;do something return endif ;do something else endfunc Last one for now:
      ; A: while 1 ; do stuff wend ; B: while true ; do stuff wend Isn't AutoIt taking an extra step in converting 1 to a Boolean in example (A)?
      Or is it the other way around and does the (B) way make AutoIt first convert a keyword (true or false) to a numerical value (0 or 1).
      I think this kinda detail stuff is quite interesting, makes me wonder how AutoIt converts and runs our code.
      What are your opinions on this topic?
      Any coders who know more about the inner workings of AutoIt?
      Any people like me who ask themselves similar questions (with examples)?

      Let me know! 😉
    • By v120
      Rapid Fire Mouse Hack Script
      *snip*
       
×
×
  • Create New...