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WindowsMail.MSMessageStore

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Super Play

#1
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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mikeyhsd

#2
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 Computer

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Steve Cochran

#3
The account information is stored in oeaccount files, except for the
information on what messages have been downloaded:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/d...outlookexpress/oe/overviews/account_entry.asp

steve

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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 Computer

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Steve Cochran

#4
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
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> 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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Super Play

#5
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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Steve Cochran

#6
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
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> 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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