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Outlook Express UDF - Folders and Messages

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Attached a UDF for Outlook Express, and an accompanying script that cycles through all folders and all messages, writing one line per message (or per to/cc in each message) to a tab-delimited file.

I developed this as I'm changing my email provider and wanted to send a message letting people know to replace my old address with my new one. I considered sending a message to people in my address book, but the address book has many old addresses inside (addresses are added every time I send and never deleted), and as well did not have addresses for people I hadn't sent to. So I thought to process each message I have stored, extracting addresses directly from the messages. Once extracted, it's a simple job to cleanup/analyse using Excel.

BUT, OE does not have a published/supported API - so I had to develop a way to do this through the OE user interface.

The UDF/accompanying script should be used WITH CAUTION. It works by manipulating the OE interface, and worse, keeps OE "front and center" while working - so your PC will be tied up when using this UDF. Further, it is sensitive to the loading on the PC, and may need adjustment of the constants at top of the UDF in order to work properly on your PC.

Comments/feedback/enhancement suggestions much appreciated!



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Thank you very much for this information, can you solve the following problem:

1.It is necessary to open OE, preferably invisible to the user.

2.Recieve a letters( maybe many).

3.Then if you have the name of the recieve message "100000", then save the attached file 00001.mxl to C:\folder1 for use by another program, if not - close OE.

4.Then move the file from the Inbox to the Deleted Items folder and close OE.

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