VB6 - Parse Outlook MSG File (.msg) and Convert it to RFC822 Message (.eml)

The following vb6 codes demonstrates how to parse from, to, cc, subject, body text, attachments of specified .MSG file. You can save email as .msg file in Outlook instead of .eml file. The following codes can parse such *.msg file.

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

VB6 - Parse Outlook MSG File (.msg) - Example

The following example codes demonstrate parsing .msg (Outlook MSG file) file. In order to run it correctly, please change email server, user, password, folder, file name value to yours.

Note

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

Option Explicit

Private Sub ParseMSG(ByVal msgFile As String)
    Dim oMail As New EAGetMailObjLib.Mail
    oMail.LicenseCode = "TryIt"

On Error GoTo ErrorHandle
    oMail.LoadOMSGFile msgFile

    ' Parse email sender
    MsgBox "From: " & oMail.From.Address

    Dim arAddr
    Dim i As Integer
    Dim addr As EAGetMailObjLib.MailAddress

    ' Parse email to recipients
    arAddr = oMail.To
    For i = LBound(arAddr) To UBound(arAddr)
        Set addr = arAddr(i)
        MsgBox "To: " & addr.Address
    Next

    ' Parse email cc
    arAddr = oMail.Cc
    For i = LBound(arAddr) To UBound(arAddr)
        Set addr = arAddr(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

    Dim atts
    Dim att As EAGetMailObjLib.Attachment

    ' Parse attachments
    atts = oMail.Attachments
    For i = LBound(atts) To UBound(atts)
        Set att = atts(i)
        MsgBox "Attachment: " & att.name
    Next

    Exit Sub
ErrorHandle:
    MsgBox Err.Description
End Sub

Private Sub Command1_Click()

    ParseMSG "c:\my folder\test.msg"

    Exit Sub
ErrorHandle:
    MsgBox Err.Description
End Sub

VB6 - Convert Outlook MSG file to RFC822 Message file (.eml)

The following vb6 codes demonstrates how to convert .msg file to rfc822 message file (.eml).

Option Explicit

Private Sub ConvertMSGToRfc822(ByVal msgFile As String, ByVal emlFile As String)
    Dim oMail As New EAGetMailObjLib.Mail
    oMail.LicenseCode = "TryIt"

On Error GoTo ErrorHandle
    oMail.LoadOMSGFile msgFile
    oMail.Update

    oMail.SaveAs emlFile, True

    Exit Sub
ErrorHandle:
    MsgBox Err.Description
End Sub

Private Sub Command1_Click()

    ConvertMSGToRfc822 "c:\my folder\test.msg", "c:\my folder\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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