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Hot To Get ARC To Tell Me I Have New Email

Hello just wondering if there is a way I can get ARC to tell me when I have new email


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@Wolfie.... I like you dude... I really do, but you're digging a hole here for yourself.... Time to let it go... Rich and Alan have probably forgotten more about this kind of stuff than most of us will ever know....
"Google+ is gmail" No, it isn't. I second Rich's suggestion.

I like and respect you, but your assertions about how computers in general work, and security in particular are ill-informed.

I take it you never used the app called outlook express on your pc that's the main app im referring to it is BAD it download every thing never shows the emails the way they show look and saves every thing in folders on your computer

When I dealt with it I was living with a web security msn agent we both used it and learned about its problems at the same time needless to say we did not use it for long
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Every suggestion made is responded to with some kind of reason (that doesn't even hold true) why it wont work and complete disregard to very similar suggestions made by multiple different people.

I hope you find solutions but I am unable to help further I'm afraid.
I used Outlook Express on a personal computer for many years. It was not without its problems and certainly should not be used today where so much mail is HTML formatted since it hasn't been updated by Microsoft to the current standards, but it worked as documented and designed, and you could configure it to leave email on the server or delete when retrieved (or delete only when you deleted locally - worked better with IMAP than POP3, but that is true of any client).

That being said, there are plenty of good email clients, particularly if your email provider supports IMAP.

Maybe im just best off to not post on here any more and just go back to only reading or at least till my communication skills improve

Thank you all for trying to help:)
@Wolfie, app is almost completed. I am testing it now. Unfortunately I will not be able to complete it tonight and tomorrow will be busy. I should have it for you this weekend. Look for a post.
Not trying to chase you away Wolfie, just the last few days you have had several questions and then argued with the people answering you, without having accurate information to back up your arguments. Gets a little frustrating, but we'll get over it.

umm no sorry not several questions just this one
and im sorry if im leery about programs and stuff that bit me in the past
I did say right at the start that I don't use gmail and why but ppl kept harping on me about it

my other posts was about new feature request and there was no arguing at all just a discussion about the features and how they would work is all

I even reread them to see the arguments and there was none :S

so im sorry if I "frustrated" you or anyone
It will not happen again

please delete this thread
No Wolfie, Alan is right... you posted more than one question and a few requests.... If we respond to you it's because we are trying to help.. Perhaps you should be gracious...?
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@Wolfie, I don't want to discourage you from posting or asking questions however I am unable to offer help if you instantly dismiss ideas, suggestions and advice based on 10 year old software which is no longer even offered let alone supported by the minimum OS capable of running ARC or from being ill-informed.

I don't mean this to come across in the wrong way and I mean no disrespect by it at all but I genuinely feel that you don't really know as much as you think you know and that is a recipe for disaster. I used to work with a woman like that and the problems she would have were all down to her thinking she knew what she was doing, from bad practice, outdated information or from a general lack of knowledge and the refusal to accept that.

Take this topic for instance, there have been 3 or 4 solutions posted which would work with a little bit of time spent on them and no updates required to ARC or no apps written to interact with ARC however you have dismissed all of them based on outdated software issues or a general lack of knowledge or incorrect assumptions.

Let's not end up with another situation where a user refuses to accept advice and suggestions due to lack of up to date knowledge, we are all on the same side after all:)
No I posted one question and 2 New Feature Requests one of the requests was posted as a question by mistake thanks to my internet crashing on me at the wrong time and I even stated right away that it was not meant to be a question and yes I AM gracious and grateful for any and ALL help I get but it really frustrates me when ppl don't read before they reply:(

enuff said
im going to bed
good night or good morning or good day whatever it may be where you all are

I will post again after my get my ez-b v4

and thank you all again for trying to help this old wolf
hey old wolf.

I would use this code for email, but you need to tweak it to connect to mail instead of weather.


for mail, just search for pop3 Hotmail, .net

i found one for gmail here

you can likely change some code around to connect to hotmail instead of gmail.

As far as your privacy /security statement:
Both hotmail, Gmail (yahoo and others) all funnel your data to government agencies (NSA, IAO.. Etc) . Microsoft (hotmail) actually pioneered this.

All that data is available to contractors who are not govt employees.

For hackers who don't have access to a series of quantum computers at their disposal, you would be safe with gmail or hotmail. (in the past ive seen hotmail breached very often). Furthermore, you can set up settings to only access your email with dual verification, and in some places restrict which ip addresses to allow access.

With that being said, you will need a copy of visual studio to get this running. the idea would be to run a program on your computer which grabs notifications. If a notification is obtained, use the script from the first link, to send to ARC as a speak command.

Hope that helps
I will be working on an email program for ARC this week...

Please post any suggestions you might have here... thank you.
what are you using to develop it
this was developed already in .net. the code is on my website if someone wants to change or improve it.

download here

I wrote it specifically for this one request and only tested it with hotmail. I dont use it, but did test it for a couple of days. It could definitely be expanded upon.
nice.. if there is already a solution I will focus my efforts on something else