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IMAP completed email and attachments download event RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

    My Outlook add-in (C++) processes received email attachments as they are received, which works fine for POP3 accounts, but doesn't work with IMAP accounts because I only receive the email header with the events I use (I tried the events NewMailEx, and ItemLoad events for the interface _Application I also tried the events Read and BeforeAttachmentRead for the interface _MailItem). I am looking for the appropriate event that is fired just after an IMAP email is completely downloaded including attachments, but before the attachment is opened by the user. I don't want to force the download of attachments, I just want to be able to know when a new email with attachments is accessable, which will probably happen when the user reads it.

    Note: It's important that I am able to access the attachment before the user opens it.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Monday, February 13, 2012 6:31 PM

All replies

  • As soon as you access an IMAP MailItem object through the Outlook Object Model, it will be downloaded.

    Is this not what you are seeing?


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    Tuesday, February 14, 2012 3:14 AM
  • No, accessing the IMAP MailItem doesn't download the attachments, I'm using Outlook 2010.
    Tuesday, February 14, 2012 7:32 AM