Export the search results from Outlook 2003 to a PST file
Posted on 2009-03-30
I've been asked to start researching ways to audit a number of Outlook mailboxes for search terms such as FROM, SENT TO, and other terms in the body of the mail in addition to a date range. Now all these parameters I can easily populate in performing a search, but what I'd like to do is export the search results to a PST file. Exporting to a PST file is easy enough (e.g. Contacts, Calendar, Inbox) but my research on exporting the results of a *search only* have turned up fruitless.
Some background info. to help: one of my clients has been subpoenaed; they have asked me to very rapidly put together a mechanism for searching each individual mailbox, export the relevant emails and (possibly) upload them into a piece of Lexus software called Concordance (apparently an effective aggregator of data in legal situations). The Outlook mailboxes are hosted by an offsite Exchange server so there's no central place to search multiple mailboxes, it would have to take place on each individual Outlook 2003 profile which is stored as an OST file.
Any help on this would be greatly appreciated. Hope I filled in all the blanks.