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I need to perform simple decoding of .eml files and adding some contents from it to a list. I have already written the .eml decoding part and adding stuff from it to list, but i need to tell sharepoint to fire that action whenever an email is received. I have little experience in workflows and sharepoint events, could someone please point me in the right direction and tell me what is the best way for me to approach a problem like that?

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One approach I would like you to try,

  1. Configure Incoming email settings on a SharePoint library. There are many articles in the web, like this which explains the same.

  2. Once you start receiving emails directly to SharePoint library, you can use the SPEmailEventReceiver class which fires when an email is received in a list and then you can initiate a workflow or update a list item or whatever.

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