Create Folder and Manage Folder using IMAP4/Exchange Web Service (EWS)/WebDAV in C++/CLI/CLR

In previous section, I introduced how to parse non-delivery report (NDR) in C++/CLI/CLR. In this section, I will introduce how to create folders and manage folders with IMAP4/Exchange Web Service (EWS)/WebDAV protocol in C++/CLI/CLR.

Create Folder and Delete Folder

Because IMAP4/Exchange Web Service (EWS)/WebDAV protocol supports folder access, so we can retrieve email from other mailbox rather than default “INBOX”, I have introduced it in other sections. In this section, I will introduce how to use EAGetMail to create folder and delete folder with IMAP4/Exchange Web Service/WebDAV protocol. Notice: POP3 protocol doesn’t support this feature.

[C++/CLI/CLR Example - Create Folder and Delete Folder]

The following example codes demonstrate how to create folder and delete folder.


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

#include "stdafx.h"

using namespace System;
using namespace System::Globalization;
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 ^localInbox = String::Format("{0}\\inbox", Directory::GetCurrentDirectory());

        // If the folder is not existed, create it.
        if (!Directory::Exists(localInbox))

        // To create folder with Exchange Web Service, please change
        // ServerProtocol::Imap4 to ServerProtocol::ExchangeEWS to MailServer constructor
        // and also set oServer->SSLConnection to true

        // To create folder with Exchange WebDAV, please change
        // ServerProtocol::Imap4 to ServerProtocol::ExchangeWebDAV to MailServer constructor

        // Exchange Server supports IMAP4 protocol as well, but in Exchange 2007
        // or later version, IMAP4 service is disabled by default. If you don't want to use IMAP4
        // to manage folder from Exchange Server, you can use Exchange Web Service (Exchange 2007/2010 or
        // later version) or WebDAV (Exchange 2000/2003) protocol.

        // For Exchange Web Service/WebDAV protocol, please ignore port property
        // and use domain\user or full email address as the user name.

        MailServer ^oServer = gcnew MailServer("",

        // Enable SSL/TLS connection, most modern email server require SSL/TLS by default
        oServer->SSLConnection = true;
        oServer->Port = 993;

        // if your server doesn't support SSL/TLS, please use the following codes
        // oServer->SSLConnection = false;
        // oServer->Port = 143;

        Console::WriteLine("Connecting server ...");

        MailClient ^oClient = gcnew MailClient("TryIt");

        // create a test folder
        Imap4Folder ^folder = oClient->CreateFolder(nullptr, "TestFolder");

        // list existed folder
        array<Imap4Folder^>^folders = oClient->GetFolders();
        for (int i = 0; i < folders->Length; i++)
            Imap4Folder ^fd = folders[i];
            Console::WriteLine("folder: {0}", fd->FullPath);

        // delete test folder

    catch (Exception ^ep)

    return 0;

Retrieve/Copy/Move/Upload Email to Folder

To retrieve emails from a specified folder, please use SelectFolder method; To move email from a folder to another folder, please use Move method; To copy email from a folder to another folder, please use Copy method; To upload an email file from local disk to server folder, please use Append method.


Please refer to ImapFull project for more detail.

Access Exchange Shared Mailbox

A MS Exchange shared mailbox is a mailbox that multiple users can use to read and send email messages. To access shared mailbox, please use MailServer.Alias property.

Access Exchange 2007/2010/2013/2016 Public Mailbox

Since Exchange 2007 or later version (2010/203), IMAP4 protocol does not expose public folders to mail client. If you want to access public folders on MS Exchange 2007/2010/2013/2016 or later version, please use MailClient.QueryEWSPublicFolders method.

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Total sample projects in EAGetMail Mail Component installation package.



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