Create Folder and Manage Folder using IMAP4/Exchange Web Service (EWS)/WebDAV in VB 6.0

In previous section, I introduced how to parse non-delivery report (NDR) in VB 6.0. In this section, I will introduce how to create folders and manage folders with IMAP4/Exchange Web Service (EWS)/WebDAV protocol in VB 6.0.

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.

[VB 6.0 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.

Option Explicit

Const MailServerPop3 = 0
Const MailServerImap4 = 1
Const MailServerEWS = 2
Const MailServerDAV = 3
Const MailServerMsGraph = 4

Private Sub Command1_Click()

    ' To create folder with Exchange Web Service, please change
    ' MailServerImap4 to MailServerEWS to MailServer.Protocol

    ' To create folder email with Exchange WebDAV, please change
    ' MailServerImap4 to MailServerDAV to MailServer.Protocol

    ' Exchange Server supports POP3/IMAP4 protocol as well, but in Exchange 2007
    ' or later version, POP3/IMAP4 service is disabled by default. If you don't want to use POP3/IMAP4
    ' to download email from Exchange Server, you can use Exchange Web Service(Exchange 2007/2010 or
    ' later version) or WebDAV(Exchange 2000/2003) protocol.

    Dim oServer As New EAGetMailObjLib.MailServer
    oServer.Server = ""
    oServer.User = ""
    oServer.Password = "testpassword"
    oServer.Protocol = MailServerImap4

    ' Enable SSL/TLS connection, most modern email servers require SSL/TLS by default
    oServer.SSLConnection = True
    oServer.Port = 993

    ' If your IMAP doesn't deploy SSL connection
    ' Please use
    ' oServer.SSLConnection = False
    ' oServer.Port = 143

On Error GoTo ErrorHandle:
    Dim oClient As New EAGetMailObjLib.MailClient
    oClient.LicenseCode = "TryIt"

    oClient.Connect oServer
    MsgBox "Connected"

    Dim oFolder As EAGetMailObjLib.Imap4Folder
    Set oFolder = oClient.CreateFolder(Nothing, "Test Folder")

    Dim folders
    Set folders = oClient.GetFolderList()

    Dim i
    For i = 0 To folders.Count - 1
        Dim fd As EAGetMailObjLib.Imap4Folder
        Set fd = folders.Item(i)
        MsgBox "folder: " & fd.FullPath

    oClient.DeleteFolder oFolder


    Exit Sub

    MsgBox Err.Description
End Sub

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 2007/2010/2013/2016/2019 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 2007/2010/2013/2016/2019 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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