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Wed Sep 18, 2002 12:28 am

Dear Mr.Jay,
Yourresposne was most informative

However How do I read this file ?
Once i could rea dthis file, the delimiting can be managed.

I really dont know how to read outlook express file can be read ...

With regards
Vikas AThavale

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"OE stores the emails in mbx files, so you'll have to search for them (they're all in one folder, dependant on your OS). Anyway, you will have to read the file and delimit each email. Then you'll have to run a regular expression to sift out all the emails. Once you've got them, you can do as you wish with them!"


Wed Sep 18, 2002 1:20 am

No offence but you can start by reading the manual, I'm here to help you out, not write your code for you!

Anyways, you'll have to use one of the filesystem functions to read the file (file()) and then loop through each line. Read the mbx first and see if you can figure out the pattern to the end of the emails. But then again since you want to extract email address, this isn't a problem. Just use a regular expression on small chunks of text at a time (use a while loop to break the whole mbx into smaller chunks) and then add each email addy into an array. Then extract all the distinct ones from the array!

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