Task Scheduler to Run Task Once Email Message is Received RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have three tasks that currently run in Task Scheduler at specific times. They all work great. They run batch (.bat) files to open three Excel files.

    The problem is that I only am estimating what time they need to run, but should really be run after a certain event occurs. The event does not occur on my machine, however, it does sent my Outlook a message when it does occur.

    My question is, how do I have the task run after that email (with unique subject line) is received? I am guessing I would need to create an event log for this to create an event ID, but I do not know how to do that.

    My ultimate goal would be to have the first task run right after recieving that email, with the second coming 5 minutes after the first, and the third coming 5 minutes after that. Any help would be appreciated. thanks.

    Monday, March 24, 2014 7:30 PM