VB6 - Import RFC822 Message (*.eml) Emails to Outlook INBOX/PST file

The following VB codes demonstrates how to import RFC822 message files to Outlook INBOX/PST file. It requires Outlook is installed on current machine.

Installation

Before you can use the following sample codes, you should download the EAGetMail Installer and install it on your machine at first. Full sample projects are included in this installer.

Add Reference

To use EAGetMail POP3 & IMAP4 ActiveX Object in your project, the first step is Add reference of EAGetMail to your project. Please go to menu -> Project -> References -> and select EAGetMailObj ActiveX Object, click OK, the reference will be added to your project, and you can start to use it to retrieve email and parse email in your project.

add reference in VB6

VB - Import Emails to Outlook

The following example codes demonstrate importing emails from Outlook PST file to RFC822 message files.

Note

To get full sample projects, please download and install EAGetMail on your machine.

' Import rfc822 email file to Outlook Inbox folder or PST file.
Sub ImportSingleRfc822Message(ByVal fileName)

    Dim oTool
    Set oTool = CreateObject("EAGetMailObj.Tools")

    Dim app
    Set app = CreateObject("Outlook.Application")

    Dim mail
    Set mail = CreateObject("EAGetMailObj.Mail")
    mail.LicenseCode = "TryIt"

    Dim rfc822File
    rfc822File = fileName
    mail.LoadFile rfc822File, False

    Dim tempMsgFile
    tempMsgFile = rfc822File & ".msg"
    mail.SaveAsOMSG tempMsgFile, True, False

    Const olFolderInbox = 6
    Const olDiscard = 1

    Dim folder
    Set folder = app.GetNamespace("MAPI").GetDefaultFolder(olFolderInbox)

    ' If you want to create a new PST file
    ' or existed PST file to store the imported
    ' message, you can use the following codes.
    ' app.Session.AddStore("d:\tempFolder\test.pst")
    ' Set folder = app.GetNamespace("MAPI").Folders.GetLast()

    Dim item
    Set item = app.Session.OpenSharedItem(tempMsgFile)
    item.Save
    item.Move folder

    item.Close olDiscard
    app.Quit

    oTool.RemoveFile tempMsgFile

End Sub

' Import rfc822 email files to Outlook Inbox folder or PST file.
Sub ImportRfc822Message(ByRef files)
    Dim oTool
    Set oTool = CreateObject("EAGetMailObj.Tools")

    Dim app
    Set app = CreateObject("Outlook.Application")

    Const olFolderInbox = 6
    Const olDiscard = 1

    Dim folder
    Set folder = app.GetNamespace("MAPI").GetDefaultFolder(olFolderInbox)

    ' If you want to create a new PST file
    ' or existed PST file to store the imported
    ' message, you can use the following codes.
    app.Session.AddStore("d:\tempFolder\test.pst")
    Set folder = app.GetNamespace("MAPI").Folders.GetLast()

    Dim i
    For i = LBound(files) To UBound(files)
        Dim mail
        Set mail = CreateObject("EAGetMailObj.Mail")
        mail.LicenseCode = "TryIt"

        Dim rfc822File
        rfc822File = files(i)
        mail.LoadFile rfc822File, False

        Dim tempMsgFile
        tempMsgFile = rfc822File & ".msg"
        mail.SaveAsOMSG tempMsgFile, True, False

        Dim item
        Set item = app.Session.OpenSharedItem(tempMsgFile)
        item.Save
        item.Move folder

        item.Close olDiscard

        oTool.RemoveFile tempMsgFile
    Next

    app.Quit

End Sub

Private Sub Command1_Click()

On Error GoTo ErrorHandle
    Dim files
    Dim oTool
    Set oTool = CreateObject("EAGetMailObj.Tools")

    files = oTool.GetFiles("D:\sourcefolder\*.eml")
    ImportRfc822Message files

    ' You can use the following code to import a single rfc822 message file.
    ' ImportSingleRfc822Message "d:\sourcefolder\test.eml"

    Exit Sub
ErrorHandle:
    MsgBox Err.Description
End Sub

32bit/x64 ActiveX DLL

Seperate builds of run-time dll for 32 and x64 platform

File Platform
Installation Path\EAGetMailObj.dll 32 bit
Installation Path\x64\EAGetMailObj.dll 64 bit

Distribution

  • Standard EXE

    For VB6, C++, Delphi or other standard exe application, you can distribute EAGetMailObj.dll with your application to target machine without COM-registration and installer. To learn more detail, please have a look at Registration-free COM with Manifest File.

  • Script

    For ASP, VBScript, VBA, MS SQL Stored Procedure, you need to install EAGetMail on target machine by EAGetMail installer, both 32bit/x64 DLL are installed and registered.

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