I was struggling with this for days, so I figured I should post the code so others can see how to do it.
The following script will read the last email in an Outlook mailbox and save the attachments. It uses the CDO COM Interface to interact with Outlook/Exchange.
#!/usr/bin/env python # Read the last email in an Outlook mailbox and save the attachments. from win32com.client import Dispatch def main(): session = Dispatch('MAPI.session') #session.Logon('Outlook') # for local mailbox session.Logon('','',0,1,0,0,'exchange.foo.com\nusername'); inbox = session.Inbox message = inbox.Messages.GetLast() attachments = message.Attachments for i in range(attachments.Count): attachment = attachments.Item(i + 1) # indexes are 1 based filename = 'c:\\tempfile_%i' % i attachment.WriteToFile(filename) session.Logoff() if __name__ == '__main__': main()
* Extra Special thanks to Sergey Golovchenko for helping out.