OL Express under Windows can export to a MAPI message store (Exchange or
Outlook). There is a MAPI module for Perl that could be used to walk
through the messages and retrieve the fields that contain the body and
original SMTP header. Not a simple program since the MAPI interface's data
structure is complex, and since to write the script one would have to be
fluent in both Perl and MS's MAPI.
Behalf Of Nathaniel Irons
Sent: Wednesday, November 03, 1999 10:43 AM
Subject: RE: Problems archiving Outlook Express Messages!
On 11/3/99 at 8:47 AM, sp17(_at_)cornell(_dot_)edu (Steve Pacenka) wrote:
Could you please post an example of a .dbx file that contains two
messages, so it is possible to examine the raw message headers and
what separates consecutive messages?
I was recently given some archives as OE for Mac OS mailboxes
clearly could not read them, but furthermore, OE has no user-level
export functionality, to mbox or any other format.
The only way to get them out was to write an applescript to go mailbox
to mailbox, writing each message/header combo to a file,
writing a From
separator, and moving on to the next. Thank you, anonymous midlevel
But then, perhaps I should be grateful that it supported even a
scriptable export. I imagine the Win32 version has an analogue,
assuming it suffers from the same lack of obvious export capabilities.