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Hotmail New Mail Checker

This application illustrates the ease of use of the jCookie library. It displays the From, Subject, and Date fields of the new messages in a Hotmail account. For simplicity, the application displays this information on the console.

Read the JavaWorld.Com article "A Recipe for Cookie Management" (April 2002) by Sonal Bansal, for a detailed description of this application.

The code for the application can be downloaded here:


To run the compiled application, issue the following command,

java HotmailChecker <userid> <password>

where <userid> is your Hotmail username, and <password> is the corresponding password.

On a successful run, the application displays the number of new messages, as well as rudimentary header information.

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