I am trying to write a program to test that our email servers are
I have a ruby program to send an email from a MS Outlook inbox connected
to an exchange mail server. The program using WIN32OLE to connect to
Outlook. The program sends an email to another email account (out of
our network) that is setup to automatically send back the email. My
program then waits for the email to return for a max of 5 minutes before
it will fail.
The first issue I encountered was Outlook poping up a dialog box warning
me that a program was trying to send an email on my behalf. With
Outlook 2007 I was able to disable this security restriction.
This program needs to run on a server without anyone logged in. For
some reason this is not working as a scheduled task set to run under the
user the email account is setup for.
I am looking for any help or advice on how to get this working. I am
getting frustrated with developing applications that run fine normaly,
but as soon as I try to run them on a schedule or invoked remotely they
Does anyone know of a better way to do this or can help me with my