Pocket Outlook Object Model Application Development

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The Pocket Outlook Object Model (POOM) API is a COM-based library that provides programmatic access to Personal Information Manager (PIM) data on mobile devices. It provides functionality for manipulating PIM-item collections and folders. This section contains topics that explain how the object model is structured, its design objectives, the similarities and differences between it and its desktop counterpart; and how you can interface your custom application with it.

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  • Messaging
    Windows® phones include a messaging sub-system for sending, receiving, storing, and manipulating e-mail and Short-Message Service (SMS) text messages. The Microsoft messaging client application, Messaging (formerly Inbox), provides the user interface for creating and reading messages, and for accessing and manipulating the message items in local and remote message stores. The Windows Mobile version of the Messaging API (MAPI) is a COM-based library that provides programmatic access to this functionality. It mirrors the Microsoft Exchange Server version of MAPI, but has a smaller scope of functionality to accommodate the practical constraints of mobile devices.