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Thread: Get Messages from Hotmail
12-28-2007, 06:08 PM #1
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Get Messages from Hotmail
I need to make a script that gets the last few messages, (or last few unread if that's the only option I have), from a Hotmail, (MSN, Windows Live Mail), account.
I know it's not going to be easy - they don't offer POP access, for instance, but I also have seen it done, (Look at NetVibes - http://www.netvibes.com to see).
So, the question is, what's the best way to do this? I can't find anything at dev.live.com about how I would start. Should I simply use PHP to log in and do some screen scraping, or is there a better way?
Also, I will need to figure out the same problem for AOL Mail, but I figured I'd start with Hotmail.
12-29-2007, 06:14 AM #2
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I don't know if its the best way.....but I'd probably use cURL and then parse the page. I'm pretty sure that Hotmail is valid XHTML so you could use a XML parser.
Most of my questions/posts are fairly straightforward and simple. I post long verbose messages in an attempt to be thorough.