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Retrieve mail message by messageid

Using PAD, if I retrieve Outlook messages without downloading attachments, it takes 12-16 minutes to load > 10,000 messages. If I retrieve messages with attachments, it takes >2.5 hours.  That has to happen before PAD scripting processes the emails.  All emails are checked for sender email address (from a list of > 2500) and content that matches certain criteria (multiple searches per email) to see if the email needs further processing (ie split and merge PDF's, OCR image to PDF, etc).   This scenario is to determine whether an email contains a new invoice, but it could equally apply if the content (DMARC, logs, etc) requires that attachment processing is necessary.  I would like to suggest new functionality to download attachments using the messageid.  Adding a messageid filter field in the RetrieveEmail component would be perfect.  This will save lots of unnecessary file activity and speed up processing time.

I am sure that anyone using PAD for processing emails would agree that additional filter fields would be of value.  A date filter field would also be welcomed, and useful to break the processing into smaller sections.

I like PAD, probably more for the vision of what it could do rather for what it does right now. I use powershell to make up for functionality that is not there right now, but this request needs PAD functionality more than powershell.  Hopefully, the PAD development team will see this request as a worthy addition.


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