I have a SharePoint 2010 announcement list setup to accept incoming emails. There is data in the body field that I need to extract(Parse) ... such as the member ID and the Date/Time field. Can anyone provide any direction on solving this issue as the OOB workflow is very limited on string manipulation. Thanks

---- Sample Body Column Below ------

Impact Details "Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam,

Member ID: 15495

Currency: (US)

Location: Fargo, ND

Date/Time Check In: Nov 27 2014 8:00AM (ET)

Comments: This is a new member with platinum status

Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry's

1 Answer 1



You can use SPEmailEventReceiver to parse the email body..

Tip: If you want to debug your custom EmailEventReceiver, you have to attach your debugger to the ows process (not the w3wp) and you have to reset the Sharepoint Timer Service after deployment. - it costed me 3 days to figure this out. See here


Event receiver not firing on item added via email

  • Thanks Arsalan for your prompt response and based on my research ... your answer appears to be the correct answer that will produce a solution to my problem! ........ But, As I failed to mention, I am new to SharePoint with only SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint Designer in my toolchest. It doesn't appear I will be able to solve this problem with the tools I have available. Will Visual Studio be required to solve this problem?
    – Craig
    Apr 11, 2014 at 16:16
  • Yes you will need Visual Studio to develop this Event Receiver.. Apr 11, 2014 at 16:36

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.