Message ID from Emails

kmk
2008-09-02
2013-05-13
  • kmk
    kmk
    2008-09-02

    I am able to get the message ID from Thunderbird email messages.  How do I get the message ID from Outlook email messages?

     
    • Antoni Mylka
      Antoni Mylka
      2008-09-03

      Don't quite know. You could dump the content of the data object returned by the Outlook Crawler, and see if the message id is there at all. If it is, then use the property, if it's not there, there is little we can do about it. I don't even know if Outlook itself does store the message ID and make it available via the COM interface we use.

       
      • Leo Sauermann
        Leo Sauermann
        2008-09-04

        Hi, I programmed the Outlook crawler (mostly)

        I don't have the time to run and test it, but AFAIK we can't read the message-id.

        You can look into the code yourself, just search for Mail/MailItem in the class OutlookCrawler, the real code is in OutlookResource.
        There all properies of a mail are added in one method, it is really stupid and simple.

        please extend this code to read the message-id, some hints are here:
        * http://help.lockergnome.com/office/refer-Message-ID-Outlook-mail-items-ftopict448100.html

        if you have redemption installed (Which is good):
        * http://www.xtremevbtalk.com/archive/index.php/t-218439.html

        It seems the thing is NOT EASY, you must use redemption or CDO. We are using redemption already (but it needs to be installed separately), so you should go into this direction. You can also try to use CDO, but that is going to crack a nut:
        * http://www.pcreview.co.uk/forums/thread-2968634.php

        most formu posts agree that you can'T do it out-of-the box, you need to use redemption (or CDO, etc), read here:
        * http://www.outlookcode.com/threads.aspx?forumid=5&messageid=27183

        I will not code this for you because of time constraints, but if you write it yourself we will accept it as patch.
        We may code it for you if you contract us, then contact either Leo Sauermann from DFKI or Chris Fluit from Aduna.

         
    • Antoni Mylka
      Antoni Mylka
      2008-09-03

      Well, to be perfectly honest, there is little I can do about this, I don't have outlook :). I forwarded the question to the developers responsible for the Outlook Crawler. Maybe they will be able to help.