Is there a tool to extract messages from a .pst file?

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Data Loss Prevention Network Discover

Issue/Introduction

Is there a tool that can extract the messages from a .pst file so that the messages can be processed individually?

Resolution

Microsoft offers the Microsoft Exchange Mailbox Merge Program (ExMerge) that is generally used for restoring mailbox stores from one server to another. However, it can also be used in other ways, including the ability to remove selected e-mail messages from the source mailboxes.

This program can be downloaded from Microsoft.

Additional information is located at:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/174197

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/265441

Download:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=429163ec-dcdf-47dc-96da-1c12d67327d5&displaylang=en

Another similarly useful tool is Aid4Mail:  http://www.aid4mail.com/

DLP Storage is capable of scanning pst files. Please see the Admin Guide for more details.


Related: Can Network Discover scan zipped PST files: please see: KB 55353.