Import mails from customized e-mail client into Oultook interface RRS feed

  • Question

  • The client has a customized e-mail client with a web interface.
    It is required to import the e-mails and folder structure into Outlook 2013 interface in a separate tab, without connecting the e-mail account to Outlook (as usually connect an yahoo or gmail account).

    The import will be made using methods from a web service which provides information like folder structure, From, To, Date etc. The service returns this in DataTable format.

    How can I display the e-mails form the custom e-mail client into Outlook interface, using the information from the web service?
    Friday, October 24, 2014 7:19 PM

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  • Hello Lucian,

    It looks like you need to develop an Outlook add-in with custom forms. Unfortunately the Outlook Form Regions are for inspector windows only (or Reading pane). You can use Windows API functions for subclassing Outlook windows - see .

    Also you may customize a home page for the folder or use third-party components for adding custom forms. Please refer to the following forum thread for more information.

    On the form you can use any .Net components such as GridView and etc.
    Friday, October 24, 2014 8:18 PM
  • In order to be more specific, the general idea is how can I programmatically display into Outlook interface mails from a certain e-mail client?
    Saturday, October 25, 2014 12:04 PM
  • Did you have a chance to look at the links I mentioned in my previous reply?

    First of all, you need to develop an Outlook add-in with a custom form. You may consider your Outlook add-in as a regular windows forms application where you can use standard Windows Forms controls. You receive the data from the web service and display it on the Outlook form, a windows form or user control (adjacent windows or any other, refer to the display my information inside outlook - revisited forum thread for more information).

    Saturday, October 25, 2014 12:10 PM