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Imports the text from emails into MATLAB & saves attachments from Microsoft Outlook.

readmail.m
%% READMAIL
% A simple script highlighting how you can connect to Outlook and
% import emails, including their subjects, bodies & attachements
%
% David Willingham, November 9 2011, MathWorks Australia

%% Connecting to Outlook
outlook = actxserver('Outlook.Application');
mapi=outlook.GetNamespace('mapi');
INBOX=mapi.GetDefaultFolder(6);

%% Retrieving last email
count = INBOX.Items.Count; %index of the most recent email.
firstemail=INBOX.Items.Item(count); %imports the most recent email
% secondmail=INBOX.Items.Item(count-1); %imports the 2nd most recent email
subject = firstemail.get('Subject');
body = firstemail.get('Body');

%% Saving attachments to current directory
attachments = firstemail.get('Attachments');
if attachments.Count >=1
    fname = attachments.Item(1).Filename;
    dir = pwd;
    full = [pwd,'\',fname];
    attachments.Item(1).SaveAsFile(full)
end

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