DigitalZenWorks.Email.DbxOutlookExpress 1.3.22

dotnet add package DigitalZenWorks.Email.DbxOutlookExpress --version 1.3.22                
NuGet\Install-Package DigitalZenWorks.Email.DbxOutlookExpress -Version 1.3.22                
This command is intended to be used within the Package Manager Console in Visual Studio, as it uses the NuGet module's version of Install-Package.
<PackageReference Include="DigitalZenWorks.Email.DbxOutlookExpress" Version="1.3.22" />                
For projects that support PackageReference, copy this XML node into the project file to reference the package.
paket add DigitalZenWorks.Email.DbxOutlookExpress --version 1.3.22                
#r "nuget: DigitalZenWorks.Email.DbxOutlookExpress, 1.3.22"                
#r directive can be used in F# Interactive and Polyglot Notebooks. Copy this into the interactive tool or source code of the script to reference the package.
// Install DigitalZenWorks.Email.DbxOutlookExpress as a Cake Addin
#addin nuget:?package=DigitalZenWorks.Email.DbxOutlookExpress&version=1.3.22

// Install DigitalZenWorks.Email.DbxOutlookExpress as a Cake Tool
#tool nuget:?package=DigitalZenWorks.Email.DbxOutlookExpress&version=1.3.22                


This is a C# library for interacting with Outlook Express dbx files. The dbx files are where Outlook Express stores the folders and email messages data.

Getting Started



git clone


PM> Install-Package DigitalZenWorks.Email.DbxOutlookExpress


A good starting point...

DbxSet dbxSet = new (@"\path\to\your\dbx\files", Encoding.UTF8);
DbxFolder dbxFolder = dbxSet.GetNextFolder();
DbxMessage dbxMessage = dbxFolder.GetNextMessage();

For a more in-depth example of a project using this library, please refer to the DigitalZenWorks.Email.ToolKit Project

By default, when using GetNextFolder(), folders come out in an un-ordered list, mirroring the way they are stored in Folders.dbx file. This means that, occasionally, some child folders may come up before their parents. If you need the folders to be in an ordered list, use

The list will then come up in an 'pre-order' ordered list.


Any contributions you make are greatly appreciated. If you have a suggestion that would make this better, please fork the repo and create a pull request. You can also simply open an issue with the tag "enhancement".

  1. Fork the Project
  2. Create your Feature Branch (git checkout -b feature/AmazingFeature)
  3. Commit your Changes (git commit -m 'Add some AmazingFeature')
  4. Push to the Branch (git push origin feature/AmazingFeature)
  5. Open a Pull Request


This project is heavily indebted to previous efforts of others to decipher the DBX file format. Most notably, the original file format work by Arne Schloh and updated by Zvonko Tesic. Details Here


Distributed under the MIT License. See LICENSE for more information.


James John McGuire - @jamesmc -

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This client library provides functionality to help migrate email messages from dbx (Outlook Express) or eml format to Outlook. It also contains functionality to help clean up Outlook stores. Additional notes -

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