Retrieve an Email Message Header

This example demonstrates how to retrieve an email message header from a POP3 server and save the messages contents on a hard drive. Headers contain information about an email message which can be useful for message parsing and processing.
  • Requirements
    • The user account you specify should have at least one email message on the server, in order for this example to work. An email can be sent to the account you specify with a different example, click here.

  • Example Download
    A working example can be downloaded, so that you can follow along with the example:
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    The downloadable example is a zip file that contains one file:
    • header.bat - The batch file that will instruct NetMailBot to perform the desired actions.

    Instructions for Download and Installation

    • Download the example zip file and save it to your hard drive
    • Create a directory on your C drive named "tmp"
    • Unzip all of the files in the example zip file into the newly created directory c:\tmp.

  • Key parameter(s) used

  • Steps
    1. Open Notepad and edit the batch file header.bat. Change the values of the parameters:
    2. NOTE: The parameter -receive is required whenever using the POP3 parameters.
    3. Execute the batch file by double-clicking it in "My Computer".
    4. An email message header from your POP3 mail server should be downloaded and the message header should be saved to your hard drive with the filename "header[message number].txt".

      The message parts are saved in files in a folder named "pop" under your system temporary directory.

      To view these files, using Windows Explorer, navigate to your system temporary directory, then to the sub-directory "pop3"

      For more information, see the documentation on -popheader