I asked this on the #ruby-lang IRC and got referred to the Ruby ML.
What I am looking to do is cross-reference some SQL data with Contacts
listed in Microsoft Exchange for a CRM app I'm developing. What I can't
seem to get a handle on is how to pull in the Exchange data. On IRC
people suggested using win32ole to connect to Outlook. But I am not
looking to launch Outlook sessions on a server. I am looking to
directly connect to the Exchange mailbox to get into the Contacts.
Is this possible using win32api? I tried googling around and didn't see
much about this in terms of Ruby. I will try to start putting time into
deciphering the hydra that is Microsoft API. I am assuming MAPI? Am I
wasting my time if this isn't possible using Ruby's win32api? Or would
I have to create my own MAPI extension in Ruby?