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  1. #1


    Super Play Guest

    WindowsMail.MSMessageStore

    Hi Folks

    What is contained in the WindowsMail.MSMessageStore?

    Mail seems to be stored in a flat file format under "Local Folders"

    Cheers

    Lee.

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  2. #2


    mikeyhsd Guest

    Re: WindowsMail.MSMessageStore

    most if not all the detail information about your accounts as well as the messages.
    each message now has its own file instead of one HUGE file with all the messages in it.
    it is more secure and less prone to corruption.



    mikeyhsd@sport.rr.com



    "Super Play" <super_play@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:384AC0D8-130A-49DC-98E4-201EAE2A0C03@microsoft.com...
    Hi Folks

    What is contained in the WindowsMail.MSMessageStore?

    Mail seems to be stored in a flat file format under "Local Folders"

    Cheers

    Lee.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Steve Cochran Guest

    Re: WindowsMail.MSMessageStore

    The account information is stored in oeaccount files, except for the
    information on what messages have been downloaded:

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/de...ount_entry.asp

    steve

    "mikeyhsd" <mikeyhsd@sport.rr.com> wrote in message
    news:%23EhJuPFTHHA.5060@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    most if not all the detail information about your accounts as well as the
    messages.
    each message now has its own file instead of one HUGE file with all the
    messages in it.
    it is more secure and less prone to corruption.


    mikeyhsd@sport.rr.com

    "Super Play" <super_play@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:384AC0D8-130A-49DC-98E4-201EAE2A0C03@microsoft.com...
    Hi Folks

    What is contained in the WindowsMail.MSMessageStore?

    Mail seems to be stored in a flat file format under "Local Folders"

    Cheers

    Lee.


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Steve Cochran Guest

    Re: WindowsMail.MSMessageStore

    This is the database that abstracts information from the messages. The
    messages themselves are no longer in the database file itself, so there is
    much less chance of major message loss if the database becomes corrupted,
    unlike OE. The database itself is based upon the Extensible Storage Engine
    that is used for Active Directory and MS Exchange. See
    http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms684493.aspx

    steve

    "Super Play" <super_play@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:384AC0D8-130A-49DC-98E4-201EAE2A0C03@microsoft.com...
    > Hi Folks
    >
    > What is contained in the WindowsMail.MSMessageStore?
    >
    > Mail seems to be stored in a flat file format under "Local Folders"
    >
    > Cheers
    >
    > Lee.



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  5. #5


    Super Play Guest

    Re: WindowsMail.MSMessageStore

    Hi Folks

    I am still not 100% clear on what the database contains.

    From my understanding from the posts so far. The Database Store contains a
    subset of infomtaion about the contects of messeges which are stored as flat
    files.

    If that is correct then the database in effect is just used as an index /
    lookup table for the flat file .eml files?

    Regards

    Lee





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  6. #6


    Steve Cochran Guest

    Re: WindowsMail.MSMessageStore

    Yes. Its like a giant excel spreadsheet that holds message properties.
    There is a "Messages" table in the database that takes up the bulk of the
    database size. Some of the properties include the subjects, authors, dates,
    size, messageIds, etc. Many of these are what you see displayed in the
    message list columns. That information is in the database so you don't have
    to load up each message each time you display the list of messages for the
    folders.

    The database is also responsible for keeping track of newsgroups and their
    lists and the subscriptions.

    It also stores the information on what messages have been downloaded from
    what accounts.

    steve

    "Super Play" <super_play@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:809FB36F-699E-4106-9BE8-C19283044015@microsoft.com...
    > Hi Folks
    >
    > I am still not 100% clear on what the database contains.
    >
    > From my understanding from the posts so far. The Database Store contains a
    > subset of infomtaion about the contects of messeges which are stored as
    > flat files.
    >
    > If that is correct then the database in effect is just used as an index /
    > lookup table for the flat file .eml files?
    >
    > Regards
    >
    > Lee
    >
    >
    >
    >



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