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Old 08-19-2010, 07:12 AM
goksn goksn is offline Windows XP Office 2007
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Default Extracting outlook email metadata

Hi All,

I am very new to outlook (not as a user, but as a programmer). My project requires extraction of metadata from Outlook emails.

Something like

1.Take a separate msg file (or PST file)
2.Load the file into outlook (or without loading also)
3.Find the metadata of that email, something like To,CC,BCC,Created time, (Whether that email has) attachments etc.

How to do this? Is it possible to do this using or simple VBA?

If yes, can any one of you please provide high level plan (approach to the problem)?

Thanks a lot.

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Old 08-20-2010, 01:29 AM
debasishpramanik debasishpramanik is offline Windows Vista Office 2003
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There are third party tools available. If you are interested in prgramming then try the Outlook Library.

Debasish Pramanik
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Old 03-23-2013, 11:52 AM
julianq julianq is offline Windows 7 64bit Office 2007
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Default Clues to how to extract outlook email metadata

If you're a programmer, this might be helpful:

If you find a better answer or can convert this info into something that a nonprogrammer like me could figure out how to use, I'd be very grateful.
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Old 03-24-2013, 05:15 AM
niton niton is offline Windows 7 64bit Office 2010 64bit
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See VBA here.

For example:

Outlook VBA Script that gets info on currently selected email using the Outlook Object Model

Outlook VBA Script that gets info on Attachments in currently selected email

If you are unfamiliar with VBA see here

You will find information about:
- macro security settings
- where to put the code
- how to create a button

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