Outlook COM: how to create a MailItem from a .msg file

Tim Williams (gmail) tdwdotnet at gmail.com
Tue Jul 5 21:56:38 CEST 2005

On 7/5/05, Guy Lateur <guy.lateur at b-b.be> wrote:
> > I just tried this and it failed with IP addresses but not
> > hostnames/machine names,  try it again with the server name. :)
> Nope, same problem. I think TJG might be right, and our server probably
> doesn't have IMAP running (yet).

Could you SMTP it back in ?   It would gain an extra Received: header
but the rest of the email would most likely be unaltered.

> > Depends how secure you need it to be.    For my simple stuff I just do
> > something like this
> > [snip]
> That's a nice thought, although the pw is still pretty visible. Maybe
> there's a way to encode/decode it using some sort of key (that only I know),
> that produces a truly unrecognisable pw?

Not my area of expertise I'm afraid.    If you manually run the script
then you could use getpass() to prompt you for the password at run


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