[AccessD] Automating Outlook

John Colby jwcolby at gmail.com
Mon Aug 23 23:26:27 CDT 2021

I really need to cut off all the "you oughta" stuff.  Look, I am a single
access developer / consultant, who was called out of retirement to assist
another single access developer / consultant who had developed an Access

I work on a laptop.  I work on this project about 20 hours a week around my
regular job.  My partner works on this project about the same, around
providing for his family.  My partner is paying (out of his own pocket) for
a web developer in India to design a web site to sell this app he

I work on my laptop.  Sometimes I work from my home office with a real
internet.  The rest of the time I work on my laptop over a cell connection
with anywhere from 5 bars to ZERO BARS connectivity.  Whatever development
I do I have to do on a laptop, which may or may not even connect to the

So telling me I should " POST a Json notification to the API of a local
webserver which then does the order processing in seconds" and the like is
simply not helpful.

I thought I'd discuss automating Outlook.  I thought that someone might be
interested in that.  So far I'm pretty much just getting suggestions on
what I should be doing from folks that don't have a clue what I am doing.
And rather than discussing automating Outlook I am discussing everything
but that.

>From my perspective, KISS.  An order comes in, send me a damned email.
I'll take it from there.  I can connect whenever I can connect, collect the
emails, and process them.  In the meantime I can do what I am doing
completely off line.

If anyone is interested in Access, classes and automating Outlook, I'm
ready, willing and able to discuss that.  "Polling servers and JSON files"
is not something that makes sense for me.

Thanks for your understanding.

John W. Colby
Colby Consulting

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