Request # 10
Extended MAPI DCOM NT Server as Service
The idea behind this example is to implement a MAPI object that works as a COM Server in Windows NT Service.
Our MAPI COM Server will perform basic things – LogOn, LogOff and will take all the messages from the Inbox folder.
Start up parameters of this NT Service are PROFILENAME and PROFILEPASSWORD.
We will also create a test client enabling us to check how our server works.
Why do we need this example?
For instance, you may create a perfectly normal DCOM client with DELPHI that uses Extended MAPI and is placed on some user’s computer. This client may have connection to GAL for instance or to Contacts Folders through our NT Service. This may be for instance the Front Desk girl for whom we need to install an e-mail client or it may be used by the HR department for updating data. This NT Service may also be used by ASP pages through VB scripts.