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Reading a MS Outlook .pst file using Java

 
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Hi,
Can I read a MS Outlook file basically a ".pst" file using Java ? We have a need to create an application which can parse a ".pst" file and search for a particular keyword(s).
Thanks
Satya
 
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You will need to use some Microsoft DLL files to get through the formatting problems. Unfortunately I don't know which ones.
 
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Must it be Java? You can easily control Outlook (or indeed all of MS Office through VBScript using ActiveX controls.
An article on automating Outlook 97 (Outlook 2000 works similarly) from Delphi is given at: http://www.delphimag.com/features/1999/09/di199909bt_f/di199909bt_f.asp
the concepts should be portable to other languages.
 
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Hi Satyashree,
Were you able to figure out a solution to your problem? Im having the same dilemma. I'd appreciate it if you can share your insights with me.
Thanks in advance!
 
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