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Finding emails in a large PST

Hi. We have a large pst file from which we want to find emails of our interest. We are not sure if Aspose.Email will find the messages of our interest easily from it? Our searches are based on Date/Time and Name of sender. How this can be effectively implemented using Aspose.Email API?

Hi Robert,

Thank you for posting your inquiry.

Please try using PersonalStorageQueryBuilder class to construct desired search query for PST files. It provides various fields which can be used to filter the messages in a PST folder including From and SendDate. Please see sample code below:

using (PersonalStorage pst = PersonalStorage.FromFile(dataDir + "test.pst"))

{

PersonalStorageQueryBuilder queryBuilder = new PersonalStorageQueryBuilder();

queryBuilder.SentDate.On(new DateTime(2017, 2, 6));

queryBuilder.From.Contains("Sender");

FolderInfo folder = pst.RootFolder.GetSubFolder("Inbox");

MessageInfoCollection messages = folder.GetContents(queryBuilder.GetQuery());

}


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