Read the PST file

hi all,
i know once the user checks his mail in outlook, the mail is downloaded from the server and kept in his PST file,
what i need to do is read this PST file some how, and get the messages in the "Inbox" / "outbox" directories

any ideas how to do that ?

Shay
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AlexVirochovskyCommented:
Easiest way(in you in Windows and as EMail use something
from MS): MAPI. See full example in
   Simple MAPI Console Application
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q171/0/96.asp
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AssafLavieCommented:
I disagree. I think the easiest way is thought Outlook automation. It's REALLY simple.
btw, the EMail isn't _always_ transfered into the PST. It depends on the client and the server configuration.
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Shay050799Author Commented:
ok assaf can u tell me how to do it ? :-)
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AssafLavieCommented:
Open VB and add a reference to Outlook's typelib.
It's really intuitive from there on:
Create a new Outlook.Application instance.
Goto to the Session object of the application and fetch the messages from the folders.
You should take a look at the whole Office/Outlook development section of MSDN. There's lots of information and samples. I think the most important thing to see is the object model hierarchy of Outlook.

Then, after it's working, translate it to C++.
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