quote:Originally posted by SiliconFuRy
Well, the problem is the mail server is an exchange server (I'm in a corporate environment, I've gotta just deal with it :/).
I've had a couple of ideas, like having a script just look at the mailbox every x seconds, using an infinite loop and the sleep (or similiar) command.
Well I am not 100% sure, but I don't think Exchange stores email in a plain text fromat which would mean you would likely have to do some other (possibly intense) coding to gain access to the mail box. I wanted to do something similar using the Outlook Client (even though it was also a POP account) and I would have needed to download (and pay for) all these other utilities.
Also tried to use the Rules Wizard in Outlook to achieve the same type of thing..... Again, I needed another utility to launch an external script.
Finally, I would be very weary of using an Infinite loop. I have done this in the past for other projects..... Even in the SLEEP mode, you still use up CPU Cycles and you may potentially take a huge performance hit. If anything, you would be better to use the scheduler (in windows) or a Cron Job (in nix).
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