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

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

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.

[Visual C++ 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"
#include <windows.h>

#include "eagetmailobj.tlh"
using namespace EAGetMailObjLib;

int _tmain(int argc, _TCHAR* argv[])
    const int MailServerPop3 = 0;
    const int MailServerImap4 = 1;
    const int MailServerEWS = 2;
    const int MailServerDAV = 3;

    // Initialize COM environment
    ::CoInitialize( NULL );

        IMailServerPtr oServer = NULL;

        oServer->Server = _T("");
        oServer->User = _T("");
        oServer->Password = _T("testpassword");
        oServer->Protocol = MailServerImap4;

        // Enable SSL Connection,  most modern email servers require SSL/TLS by default
        oServer->SSLConnection = VARIANT_TRUE;
        // Set 993 SSL IMAP4 port
        oServer->Port = 993;

        // If your IMAP doesn't deploy SSL connection
        // Please use
        // oServer->SSLConnection = VARIANT_FALSE;
        // oServer->Port = 143;

        IMailClientPtr oClient = NULL;
        oClient->LicenseCode = _T("TryIt");

        IImap4FolderPtr oFolder = oClient->CreateFolder(NULL, _T("Test Folder"));

        IFolderCollectionPtr folders = oClient->GetFolderList();
        for(long i = 0; i < folders->Count; i++)
            IImap4FolderPtr fd = folders->GetItem(i);
            _tprintf( _T("folder: %s\r\n"), (TCHAR*)fd->FullPath);

    catch (_com_error &ep)
        _tprintf(_T("Error: %s"), (const TCHAR*)ep.Description());
    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 2007/2010/2013/2016/2019 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 or later version, please use MailClient.GetEWSPublicFolderList method.

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Total sample projects in EAGetMail Mail Component installation package.



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