Download/Retrieve Email from Hotmail/Outlook/Live/Office 365 in C++/CLI/CLR

In previous section, I introduced how to download email from Yahoo account. In this section, I will introduce how to download email from Hotmail/MSN Live/Outlook.com/Office 365 account in C++/CLI/CLR.

Introduction

Hotmail/Outlook POP3 server address is pop3.live.com. It requires SSL connection on 995 port; Hotmail/Outlook IMAP4 server address is imap-mail.outlook.com. It requires SSL connection on 993 port;

You should use your Hotmail/Outlook email address as the user name for user authentication. For example: your email is liveid@hotmail.com, and then the user name should be liveid@hotmail.com.

Server Port SSL Protocol
pop3.live.com 995 SSL required Pop3
imap-mail.outlook.com 993 SSL required Imap4

Note

Remarks: All of examples in this section are based on first section: A simple C++/CLI/CLR project. To compile and run the following example codes successfully, please click here to learn how to create the test project and add reference to your project.

[C++/CLI/CLR Example - Retrieve emails from Hotmail/MSN Live/Outlook account using POP3]

The following example codes demonstrate how to download email from Hotmail/MSN Live/Outlook account using POP3 protocol.

Note

To get the full sample projects, please refer to Samples section.

#include "stdafx.h"

using namespace System;
using namespace System::IO;
using namespace EAGetMail; //add EAGetMail namespace

int main(array<System::String ^> ^args)
{
    // Create a folder named "inbox" under current directory
    // to save the email retrieved.
    String ^curpath = Directory::GetCurrentDirectory();
    String ^mailbox = String::Format("{0}\\inbox", curpath);

    // If the folder is not existed, create it.
    if (!Directory::Exists(mailbox))
    {
        Directory::CreateDirectory(mailbox);
    }

    // Hotmail POP3 server is "pop3.live.com"
    MailServer ^oServer = gcnew MailServer("pop3.live.com",
        "hotmailid@hotmail.com", "yourpassword", ServerProtocol::Pop3 );
    MailClient ^oClient = gcnew MailClient("TryIt");

    // Enable SSL connection
    oServer->SSLConnection = true;

    // Set 995 port
    oServer->Port = 995;

    try
    {
        oClient->Connect(oServer);
        array<MailInfo^> ^infos = oClient->GetMailInfos();
        for (int i = 0; i < infos->Length; i++)
        {
            MailInfo ^info = infos[i];
            Console::WriteLine("Index: {0}; Size: {1}; UIDL: {2}",
                info->Index, info->Size, info->UIDL);

            // Receive email from Hotmail POP3 server
            Mail ^oMail = oClient->GetMail(info);

            Console::WriteLine("From: {0}", oMail->From->ToString());
            Console::WriteLine("Subject: {0}\r\n", oMail->Subject);

            // Generate an email file name based on date time.
            System::DateTime d = System::DateTime::Now;
            System::Globalization::CultureInfo ^cur = gcnew
                System::Globalization::CultureInfo("en-US");
            String ^sdate = d.ToString("yyyyMMddHHmmss", cur);
            String ^fileName = String::Format("{0}\\{1}{2}{3}.eml",
                mailbox, sdate, d.Millisecond.ToString("d3"), i);

            // Save email to local disk
            oMail->SaveAs(fileName, true);

            // Mark email as deleted from Hotmail POP3 server.
            oClient->Delete(info);
        }

        // Quit and purge emails marked as deleted from Hotmail POP3 server.
        oClient->Quit();
    }
    catch (Exception ^ep)
    {
        Console::WriteLine(ep->Message);
    }

    return 0;
}

[C++/CLI/CLR Example - Retrieve emails from Hotmail/MSN Live/Outlook account using IMAP4]

The following example codes demonstrate how to download email from Hotmail/MSN Live/Outlook account using IMAP4 protocol.

Note

To get the full sample projects, please refer to Samples section.

#include "stdafx.h"

using namespace System;
using namespace System::IO;
using namespace EAGetMail; //add EAGetMail namespace

int main(array<System::String ^> ^args)
{
    // Create a folder named "inbox" under current directory
    // to save the email retrieved.
    String ^curpath = Directory::GetCurrentDirectory();
    String ^mailbox = String::Format("{0}\\inbox", curpath);

    // If the folder is not existed, create it.
    if (!Directory::Exists(mailbox))
    {
        Directory::CreateDirectory(mailbox);
    }

    // Hotmail IMAP4 server is "imap-mail.outlook.com"
    MailServer ^oServer = gcnew MailServer("imap-mail.outlook.com",
        "hotmailid@hotmail.com", "yourpassword", ServerProtocol::Imap4 );
    MailClient ^oClient = gcnew MailClient("TryIt");

    // Enable SSL connection
    oServer->SSLConnection = true;

    // Set 993 IMAP4 SSL port
    oServer->Port = 993;

    try
    {
        oClient->Connect(oServer);
        array<MailInfo^> ^infos = oClient->GetMailInfos();
        for (int i = 0; i < infos->Length; i++)
        {
            MailInfo ^info = infos[i];
            Console::WriteLine("Index: {0}; Size: {1}; UIDL: {2}",
                info->Index, info->Size, info->UIDL);

            // Receive email from Hotmail IMAP4 server
            Mail ^oMail = oClient->GetMail(info);

            Console::WriteLine("From: {0}", oMail->From->ToString());
            Console::WriteLine("Subject: {0}\r\n", oMail->Subject);

            // Generate an email file name based on date time.
            System::DateTime d = System::DateTime::Now;
            System::Globalization::CultureInfo ^cur = gcnew
                System::Globalization::CultureInfo("en-US");
            String ^sdate = d.ToString("yyyyMMddHHmmss", cur);
            String ^fileName = String::Format("{0}\\{1}{2}{3}.eml",
                mailbox, sdate, d.Millisecond.ToString("d3"), i);

            // Save email to local disk
            oMail->SaveAs(fileName, true);

            // Mark email as deleted from Hotmail IMAP4 server.
            oClient->Delete(info);
        }

        // Quit and purge emails marked as deleted from Hotmail IMAP4 server.
        oClient->Quit();
    }
    catch (Exception ^ep)
    {
        Console::WriteLine(ep->Message);
    }

    return 0;
}

Retrieve Email from Office 365

First of all, you should go to Office 365 Outlook -> Options -> See All Options -> Account -> My Account -> Settings for POP, IMAP, and SMTP access. You will get your Office 365 POP3/IMAP4 server address and port. The default POP3 server is outlook.office365.com on SSL 995 port; IMAP4 server is outlook.office365.com on SSL 993 port.

Server Port SSL Protocol
outlook.office365.com 995 SSL required Pop3
outlook.office365.com 993 SSL required Imap4

[C++/CLI/CLR Example - Retrieve emails from Office 365 account using IMAP4]

The following example codes demonstrate how to download email from Offic 365 account using IMAP4 protocol.

Note

To get the full sample projects, please refer to Samples section.

#include "stdafx.h"

using namespace System;
using namespace System::IO;
using namespace EAGetMail; //add EAGetMail namespace

int main(array<System::String ^> ^args)
{
    // Create a folder named "inbox" under current directory
    // to save the email retrieved.
    String ^curpath = Directory::GetCurrentDirectory();
    String ^mailbox = String::Format("{0}\\inbox", curpath);

    // If the folder is not existed, create it.
    if (!Directory::Exists(mailbox))
    {
        Directory::CreateDirectory(mailbox);
    }

    // Office365 IMAP4 server is "outlook.office365.com"
    MailServer ^oServer = gcnew MailServer("outlook.office365.com",
        "user@domain", "yourpassword", ServerProtocol::Imap4 );
    MailClient ^oClient = gcnew MailClient("TryIt");

    // Enable SSL connection
    oServer->SSLConnection = true;

    // Set 993 IMAP4 SSL port
    oServer->Port = 993;

    try
    {
        oClient->Connect(oServer);
        array<MailInfo^> ^infos = oClient->GetMailInfos();
        for (int i = 0; i < infos->Length; i++)
        {
            MailInfo ^info = infos[i];
            Console::WriteLine("Index: {0}; Size: {1}; UIDL: {2}",
                info->Index, info->Size, info->UIDL);

            // Receive email from Office365 IMAP4 server
            Mail ^oMail = oClient->GetMail(info);

            Console::WriteLine("From: {0}", oMail->From->ToString());
            Console::WriteLine("Subject: {0}\r\n", oMail->Subject);

            // Generate an email file name based on date time.
            System::DateTime d = System::DateTime::Now;
            System::Globalization::CultureInfo ^cur = gcnew
                System::Globalization::CultureInfo("en-US");
            String ^sdate = d.ToString("yyyyMMddHHmmss", cur);
            String ^fileName = String::Format("{0}\\{1}{2}{3}.eml",
                mailbox, sdate, d.Millisecond.ToString("d3"), i);

            // Save email to local disk
            oMail->SaveAs(fileName, true);

            // Mark email as deleted from Office365 IMAP4 server.
            oClient->Delete(info);
        }

        // Quit and purge emails marked as deleted from Office365 IMAP4 server.
        oClient->Quit();
    }
    catch (Exception ^ep)
    {
        Console::WriteLine(ep->Message);
    }

    return 0;
}

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At next section I will introduce how to retrieve email with event handler.

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