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  Asked By: Raymundo    Date: Mar 19    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 1110

I've successfully set up an email-enabled document library on one of
our SharePoint sites, and my company thinks it's so cool that they
want to make use of it on another project. However, there's a new
twist. They want to create a SharePoint site to collect emailed
resumes. As is often the case with resumes, the cover letter is
usually in the body of the email, and sometimes even the resume
appears in the body of the email.

Capturing the attachment of the email is no problem, but everything
I've read says you can't capture the body of the email. Is there any
way around this? Or possibly some other approach that I haven't
thought of?

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7 Answers Found

 
Answer #1    Answered By: Alphonso Mckay     Answered On: Mar 19

Explicit instructions that only information in attachments would be reviewed
and the body  of the email  should contain no relevant information.

 
Answer #2    Answered By: Daron Oneill     Answered On: Mar 19

Unfortunately that idea is a no-go with my boss.... They are intent on
somehow capturing  the body  of the email  as well as the attachments. Thanks
for the suggestion, though!

 
Answer #3    Answered By: M Juarez     Answered On: Mar 19

You can write server-sided scripts in Exchange Public Folders and have them execute on a particular event. So when an e-mail is received, you post the contents of the e-mail as an attachment  to the same e-mail. Then the web part in SharePoint brings the attachments across together.

Sounds easy, doesn't it? [Not]. But I'm sure that it can be done with a little scripting expertise.

Please post the code if someone figures out how to do it.

 
Answer #4    Answered By: Marty Mcdowell     Answered On: Mar 19

You can use a third party tool to do this. Livemail from our company
can take resumes and post them into a discussion list or document
library and keep the mail message as well as the attachments.

http://www.syntergy.com/sharepoint/products

 
Answer #5    Answered By: Dakota Shaffer     Answered On: Mar 19

When you say emailed enabled, do you mean that folks can email  directly to this document  library?

If this is the case, can you share the code. I would love to have something like this for our Extranet. Please share!

 
Answer #6    Answered By: Ted Gilmore     Answered On: Mar 19

It is part of the standard OOB features. Not very hard to configure either. Couple of different screens on SPS and then public folders in Exchange.

You configure a email  enabled public folder. Point the Virtual Server to the root of the public folders and then configure the document  library to a specific public folder. SPS checks the public folder according to the schedule you configure, pulls attachments off the emails in the public folder and puts them into the doclib.

 
Answer #7    Answered By: Monte Cooley     Answered On: Mar 19

I never knew that that was a OOB feature. I will have to look into this. Thanks! Any write ups on this that you could share would be greatly appreciated (smile)

 
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