5.2.24. Outlook Get

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5.2.24. Outlook Get

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Function: OutlookGet

Property window:


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Short description:

Get Emails from Outlook.


Long Description:

Before importing any E-mails from Outlook, Anatella can, optionnaly, asks to Outlook to run a “synchronization” on all the accounts configured inside Outlook. This means that Outlook will connect to all the known IMAP servers, POP3 servers, MS-Exchange servers, etc. and download locally all the new emails that were recently received. Anatella is only able to import the emails that are available locally, so it’s important to run a “synchronization” procedure before any importation operation inside Anatella. If, for some reason, you already know that your outlook accounts are already properly synchronized, you can disable the “synchronization” initiated by Anatella: To do so, un-check the checkbox here (This is not recommanded but it might save you a little bit of running-time because the “synchronization” procedure can be lengthy): number1


Each time Anatella runs the Outlook “Synchronization” procedure, you’ll see inside the Anatella Log window:


         Synchronizing Outlook…

Outlook synchronization finished successfully!




The Outlook “Synchronization” procedure is performed by a small external executable named “OutlookSync.exe”. Sometime, when the “Synchronization” procedure starts (i.e. when the “OutlookSync.exe” executable starts), an annoying (and blocking) Dialog Box appears:




To get rid of this annoying dialog box, select a default profile number1, click the “Options >>” button number2  and click the 3 controls here:




This is a one-time-only procedure (i.e. Afterwards, Anatella should run automatically without displaying any blocking dialog boxes).





You can see inside the notification area of the MS-Windows taskbar a small icon that signals that the “OutlookSync.exe” executable (that performs the Outllok “Synchronization” procedure) is running:



This same icon might stay visible after the “Synchronization” procedure is finished. If it bothers you, you can safely remove the icon by right-clicking it and then selecting the “Exit Now” option:


Most of the time, you will find that the 32-bit version of MS-Outlook is installed on your machine. To communicate with the 32-bit version of MS-Outlook, you must use the 32-bit version of Anatella. More precisely, in such a situation, the 64-bit version of Anatella won’t work: i.e. You’ll get this error message:




If you see the above error message, it means that you need to use the 32-bit version of Anatella to communicate with Outlook (because you have the most common “32-bit version” of Outlook).

In the same order of idea, you must use the 64-bit version of Anatella to communicate with the 64-bit version of MS-Outlook.

You can install on the same PC, at the same time, both the “Anatella 32-bit” and the “Anatella 64-bit”. This means that you can still use the fastest “Anatella 64-bit” to do all your data transformations and only use the Anatella 32-bit to communicate with Outlook. You’ll find mode informations on how to install simultaneously the “Anatella 32-bit” and the “Anatella 64-bit” on the same PC inside the section 10.11.

As output of the ANATEL~2_img427 OutlookGet Action, you’ll receive a table with the following 13 columns: MailReceiveTime, MailSubject, MailTextBody, MailHtmlBody, FromName, FromAddress, NbRecip, To, CC, BCC, Reply-To, Attachments, CurrentOutlookProfile, Mailbox. Most of the time, the column “MailTextBody” will be empty: This just means that:

…the content (body) of the email is in HTML format (and not in the simpler unformatted TEXT format)

…the content of the email is inside the “MailHtmlBody” column.

In a similar way, when the content of the email is in unformatted TEXT format, the “MailHtmlBody” column will, most of the time, be empty (and the column “MailTextBody” is filled-in).