Forward an Email

This example demonstrates how to retrieve an email from a POP3 server and forward it to another email address.
  • 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:
    • forward.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 forward.bat. Change the values of the parameters:
      • -popuser to your own user account.
      • -poppassword to the user account's password.
      • -popserver to the user account's POP3 mail server.
      • -to to an email address where the message can be forwarded.
      • -from to an email address that can be used as the from email address.
      • -server to an SMTP mail server to send the email through.
    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 from your POP3 mail server should be downloaded and the message parts should be saved to your hard drive.

      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 -popreceive

    5. The email message should have been sent to the email address specified with the -to parameter.