[Spambayes] SpamBayes Question...

Tony Meyer tameyer at ihug.co.nz
Sun Dec 11 05:58:05 CET 2005

> A side project of mine includes understanding the Outlook database,  
> I have this curiosity to see if I can syncronize my Outlook pst  
> data with MySQL server.
> My assumption about the SpamBayes Outlook plugin is that it  
> accesses the pst personal folder ergo the Outlook database. If this  
> is not correct could you kindly correct my observations? If I am  
> correct, and your plugin does access the data within the Outlook  
> database system, could you possibly help me to understand how this  
> occurs? I am a hands on guy when it comes to software: the farther  
> I am from the source the less I understand and the more I long to  
> grasp the story of how things work.

The source is indeed the best place to start.  Download a copy and  
take a look at the .py files in the Outlook2000 directory.  If you  
want a gentler start, there's a simple Outlook plug-in demo included  
in the pywin32 distribution.

Basically the plug-in accesses Outlook via COM using MAPI.  The  
SpamBayes source shows how to do it with Python, but you could also  
use other languages, of course.


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