[AccessD] Automating Outlook

Gustav Brock gustav at cactus.dk
Tue Aug 24 01:12:02 CDT 2021

Hi John

I understand, but didn't know about your scenario. Sorry.

That said, in my opinion, KISS and automating Outlook don't really correlate.


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Sendt: 24. august 2021 06:26
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Emne: [AccessD] Automating Outlook

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 app.

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 developed.

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 internet.

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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