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I want to make the MS Outlook pst file searchable.

I should be able to parse it, read it, extract out data and / or mine-text from pst file, and store all the e-mail messages in a text file with complete relevant information like folder (inbox / outbox / drafts / ....), sender, cc, bcc, date, .................

Need a complete working solution (no bits or pieces), preferably in Java (VB, VC, C++, C may also do)

For example, if I use your code to parse the file outlook.pst, then I should get an output text file (say output.txt) containing sample data like:


     FolderName     AttachmentName     Flagged     From     Subject     Received     Body ..

e.g.Inbox              resume.doc             0              a@b.c    res           april 24,04.. ........
     Inbox ............................................................................
     Outbox .............................................................
     Drafts .....................................................
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Jaime Olivares earned 125 total points
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Have a look to this sourceforge project:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/ol2mbox/

It will convert all mails in a PST file to Unix/Linux mbox format, but you can modify it for your own purposes. LIBPST will do the job.

>Need a complete working solution (no bits or pieces), preferably in Java (VB, VC, C++, C may also do)
To acomplish what you want you will need lots of source code, that can't be sent here.
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