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January 8th, 2009, 03:55 PM   #1
 
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Reading email

Hello, I have a gmail account and was wondering how to make a program that could read the messages in my account. The programming languages I could use are VB Studio 2005, DOS, and HTML, although I don't like HTML very much. I only need to read them, not send them. How do I read the messages? And, even further, how would I save the message of choice as a text file?
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January 8th, 2009, 06:02 PM   #2
 
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Re: Reading email

I don't really know how to do it; but I do know that you need to use the protocol (pop3, I think?) to log on and download the messages; after that, it shouldn't be too hard.
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January 21st, 2009, 12:39 AM   #3
 
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Re: Reading email

Hmm,
Interesting thing to try. You should pick up Python - its great for creating scripts such as these.

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&clie ... tnG=Search
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June 7th, 2009, 01:29 PM   #4
 
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Re: Reading email

Thank you so much for your reply... it's helped me lots.
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June 12th, 2009, 12:06 AM   #5
 
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Re: Reading email

Thanks for sharing this very informative information. Fan would take benefit from this.
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