In previous section, I introduced how to download email with background service. In this section, I will introduce how to parse email in VB 6.0.
After you received the emails to the local folder, we can use the following code to parse the email now. The following code demonstrates how to parse from, to, cc, subject, body text, attachments of all emails file received by previous sample.
Remarks: All of examples in this section are based on first section: A simple VB 6.0 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.
The following example codes demonstrate how to use EAGetMail POP3 component to parse email sender, to, cc, subject, body text and attachments.
To get the full sample projects, please refer to Samples section.
Option Explicit Private Sub ParseEmail(ByVal emlFile As String) Dim oMail As New EAGetMailObjLib.Mail oMail.LicenseCode = "TryIt" On Error GoTo ErrorHandle oMail.LoadFile emlFile, False ' Parse email sender MsgBox "From: " & oMail.From.Address Dim addressList As EAGetMailObjLib.AddressCollection Dim i As Long Dim addr As EAGetMailObjLib.MailAddress ' Parse email to recipients Set addressList = oMail.ToList For i = 0 To addressList.Count - 1 Set addr = addressList.Item(i) MsgBox "To: " & addr.Address Next ' Parse email cc Set addressList = oMail.CcList For i = 0 To addressList.Count - 1 Set addr = addressList.Item(i) MsgBox "Cc: " & addr.Address Next ' Parse email subject MsgBox "Subject: " & oMail.Subject ' Parse email text body MsgBox "Text body: " & oMail.TextBody ' Parse email HTML body MsgBox "Html body: " & oMail.HtmlBody ' Parse attachments Dim atts As EAGetMailObjLib.AttachmentCollection Dim att As EAGetMailObjLib.Attachment Set atts = oMail.AttachmentList For i = 0 To atts.Count - 1 Set att = atts.Item(i) MsgBox "Attachment: " & att.name ' Save attachment to local file. att.SaveAs App.Path & "\inbox\" & att.name, True Next Exit Sub ErrorHandle: MsgBox Err.Description End Sub Private Sub Command1_Click() Dim curpath As String Dim mailbox As String Dim oTools As New EAGetMailObjLib.Tools ' Create a folder named "inbox" under current directory ' to save the email retrieved. curpath = App.Path mailbox = curpath & "\inbox" oTools.CreateFolder mailbox Dim files Dim i As Long ' Get all *.eml files in specified folder and parse it one by one. files = oTools.GetFiles(mailbox & "\*.eml") For i = LBound(files) To UBound(files) ParseEmail files(i) Next Exit Sub ErrorHandle: MsgBox Err.Description End Sub
TextBody and HtmlBody
Not every email has both text/plain body text and html body text. However, Mail object provides both TextBody and HtmlBody properties smartly. If the email has only text/plain body, then Mail object converts the text/plain body to html body automatically; if the email has only html body, then Mail object converts the html body to text/plain body automatically.
At next section I will introduce how to verify digital signature and decrypt email.
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