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==About==
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[[category:Microsoft]][[category:software]][[Microsoft Outlook]] is a somewhat ghastly but extremely popular [[email]] application which sneaks into computers as part of [[Microsoft Office]] and appeals to corporate purchasing departments by doubling as an integrated office productivity tool.
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Outlook should not be confused with [[Microsoft Outlook Express]], which has some superficial similarities but is a less powerful program designed for single users and using a different storage format.
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===.PST files===
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Outlook uses the [[proprietary format|proprietary]] [[.pst]] file format (see {{wikipedia|Personal Storage Table}}) whose internal structure was essentially unknown until October 2009, when [[Microsoft]] announced its intention to release technical documentation including "guidance for accessing that data from other software applications". Prior to that, there was no way to [[data export|export]] email from Outlook without running Outlook and communicating with it through [[MAPI]].
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Since that the release of the documentation, the [[libpst]] library and [[libpst/utilities|utilities]] ([http://www.five-ten-sg.com/libpst/ official page]; they are also in the apt repository for [[Ubuntu]] 10.04) have been released as open-source command-line applications for [[Linux]].
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==Links==
 
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* [http://opensourceversus.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=178&mode=thread&order=0&thold=0 Outlook Express vs. Thunderbird]
 
* [http://opensourceversus.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=178&mode=thread&order=0&thold=0 Outlook Express vs. Thunderbird]
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* [http://opensourceversus.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=199&mode=thread&order=0&thold=0 Outlook vs. Evolution vs. Kontact] (see also [[Evolution (email client)]])

Latest revision as of 01:29, 20 May 2010

About

Microsoft Outlook is a somewhat ghastly but extremely popular email application which sneaks into computers as part of Microsoft Office and appeals to corporate purchasing departments by doubling as an integrated office productivity tool.

Outlook should not be confused with Microsoft Outlook Express, which has some superficial similarities but is a less powerful program designed for single users and using a different storage format.

This is a growing seedling article. You can help HTYP by watering it.

.PST files

Outlook uses the proprietary .pst file format (see Wikipedia) whose internal structure was essentially unknown until October 2009, when Microsoft announced its intention to release technical documentation including "guidance for accessing that data from other software applications". Prior to that, there was no way to export email from Outlook without running Outlook and communicating with it through MAPI.

Since that the release of the documentation, the libpst library and utilities (official page; they are also in the apt repository for Ubuntu 10.04) have been released as open-source command-line applications for Linux.

Links