How to download attachments from outlook

How to download attachments from outlook

To download the attachments from your outlook inbox folder to a specific folder, you can use the code given below.

First, add assembly Microsoft.Office.Interlop.Outlook to the references of the C# project.

using Microsoft.Office.Interop.Outlook;


Application app = null;
_NameSpace ns = null;
MAPIFolder inboxFolder = null;

    app = new Application();
    ns = app.GetNamespace("MAPI");
    ns.Logon("Email", "Password", false, false);
    inboxFolder = ns.GetDefaultFolder(OlDefaultFolders.olFolderInbox);

    foreach (Object elem in inboxFolder.Items)
        if (elem is MailItem)
            MailItem item = (MailItem)elem;
            Console.WriteLine("Subject: " + item.Subject);

            var attachments = item.Attachments;
            int count = attachments.Count;

            for (int i = 1; i < count; ++i)
                if (attachments[i] is Attachment)
                    Attachment attachment = (Attachment)attachments[i];

                    Console.WriteLine("\tAttachment: " + attachment.FileName);
                    attachment.SaveAsFile(@"D:\SaveFolder\" + attachment.FileName);
catch (System.Runtime.InteropServices.COMException ex)
    ns = null;
    app = null;
    inboxFolder = null;


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