get information from MS Outlook using Python

Kevin Altis altis at
Wed Jan 16 23:46:07 CET 2002

There is some Outlook import code in the addresses sample that comes with

If you just want to look at the Outlook code, here's a link to the file in
cvs (sorry about the long URL):

The code was designed for importing the contacts from a local Outlook folder
into the dictionary used by addresses. I don't know whether it works with an
Exchange server or what you would need to tweek. The basic approach should
be the same, but you'll probably need to use a different folder id, etc.

I recommend the "Outlook 200 VBA Programmer's Reference" by Dwayne Gifford
and published by Wrox as a good book if you want to do much Outlook
programming. You should also look at:

Good luck,

Kevin Altis
altis at

"Mark Ainsworth" <marka at> wrote in message
news:3C4595B3.60700 at
> Does anyone have any experience at getting information out of  MS
> Outlook using Python. For example, we use an Outlook folder to store
> emails relating to customer support issues. I would like to be able to
> access this folder, search the emails for certain topics and then use
> this to produce statistical data.
> Any pointers to the documentation I should be reading would be a great
> Rgds
> Mark Ainsworth
> Quality Manager
> Sundance Multiprocessor Technology Ltd.

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