Why to Convert
Email conversion is an important task for C++ developers who need to add email conversion features inside their applications. Email conversion is the process of transforming an email file format into another format, such as HTML. This is useful for a variety of tasks, such as archiving emails, creating backups, and more.
How Aspose.Total Helps for Email to OTT Conversion
Aspose.Total for C++ is a comprehensive suite of APIs that provides developers with the tools they need to add powerful features to their applications. It includes two APIs that are specifically designed to help with email conversion: Aspose.Email for C++ and Aspose.Words for C++.
Aspose.Email for C++ is an API that enables developers to convert EMAIL file formats to HTML. This API is easy to use and provides developers with a wide range of features, such as the ability to convert emails to HTML, MHTML, and other formats.
Aspose.Words for C++ is an API that enables developers to export HTML to OTT. This API provides developers with a wide range of features, such as the ability to convert HTML to OTT, DOCX, and other formats.
By using Aspose.Total for C++, developers can easily add powerful email conversion features to their applications. This suite of APIs provides developers with the tools they need to quickly and easily convert emails to HTML and then export HTML to OTT.
C++ API to Convert EMAIL to OTT
Get Started with C++ File Format APIs
Install from command line as
nuget install Aspose.Total.Cpp or via Package Manager Console of Visual Studio with
Alternatively, get the offline MSI installer or DLLs in a ZIP file from downloads .
// load the EMAIL file to be converted System::SharedPtr<MailMessage> msg = MailMessage::Load(u"sourceFile.msg"); // save EMAIL as a HTML msg->Save(u"HtmlOutput.html", SaveOptions::get_DefaultHtml()); // load HTML with an instance of Document System::SharedPtr<Document> doc = System::MakeObject<Document>(u"HtmlOutput.html"); // call save method while passing Ott as save format doc->Save(u"convertedFile.Ott");
Parse EMAIL File via C++
Not only you can convert your EMAIL to OTT, but you can read, manipulate, and parse EMAIL document. You can get subject, address, body, recipients information of the email by using MapiMessage class of Aspose.Email for C++ API. For example, you can check for a specific sender email for the conversion by using get_SenderEmailAddress() property.
// create an instance of MapiMessage from file System::SharedPtr<MapiMessage> msg = MapiMessage::FromFile(dataDir + L"message.msg"); // get subject System::Console::WriteLine(System::String(L"Subject:") + msg->get_Subject()); // get from address System::Console::WriteLine(System::String(L"From:") + msg->get_SenderEmailAddress()); // get body System::Console::WriteLine(System::String(L"Body") + msg->get_Body()); // get recipients information System::Console::WriteLine(System::String(L"Recipient: ") + msg->get_Recipients());
C++ API to Restrict OTT File Format Editing
You can also add document protection features in your app while exporting the document from EMAIL to OTT. Adding protection to your document is a simple process, as all you need to do is apply the protection method to your document. You can set protection type to ReadOnly to restrict the user to edit the document.
// create a new document and protect it with a password. auto doc = System::MakeObject<Document>(); // apply Document Protection. doc->Protect(ProtectionType::ReadOnly, u"password"); // save the document. doc->Save(u"DocumentProtection.PasswordProtection.Ott");
Explore EMAIL Conversion Options with C++
What is EMAIL File Format?
An email file adheres to a specific format that is recognized by email programs. It comprises a header section and a body section, separated by a blank line. The header contains essential information such as the sender’s email address, recipient’s email address, subject of the email, and the date and time it was sent. The body of the email contains the actual message being conveyed. Email files can exist in either plain text or HTML format. However, HTML emails have become more prevalent in recent times due to their ability to incorporate images and other formatting elements.
The header of an email file provides crucial metadata that aids in routing and organizing messages. It allows the email program to identify the sender, recipient, subject, and timestamp. The body section contains the content of the email, which may include text, images, hyperlinks, and other media elements. While plain text emails are simple and accessible across various devices and email clients, HTML emails offer more design flexibility and interactivity.
With the widespread usage of HTML emails, senders can create visually appealing and engaging messages. HTML emails allow for the inclusion of branding elements, formatting styles, and multimedia content, thereby enhancing the overall presentation and user experience.
What is OTT File Format?
OTT (OpenDocument Template) is a file format used for creating templates in the OpenDocument format. OpenDocument is an open standard for office documents, including text documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and more. OTT files specifically serve as templates for creating new documents with predefined styles, formatting, and content.
OTT files are based on the XML-based OpenDocument format, which ensures interoperability and compatibility across different office suites and applications that support the OpenDocument standard, such as LibreOffice, Apache OpenOffice, and Calligra Suite.
When you open an OTT file, it serves as a starting point for creating a new document. It contains placeholders, predefined styles, and other elements that help structure the content and maintain consistency throughout the document. Users can modify the template as needed, such as replacing placeholders with actual content, adjusting styles, and adding or removing sections.
The advantage of using OTT files is that they provide a convenient and efficient way to create documents with consistent formatting and layout. By starting with a template, users can save time and effort in setting up the document structure and formatting from scratch.
OTT files can be easily shared and distributed, allowing others to use the same template to create documents with a unified look and feel. They also support customization options, allowing users to personalize the template according to their specific needs.