Email communication has expanded itself from professionals to normal
home users. As a child enters into teenage, he becomes familiar with
the power and usefulness of email communication and uses emails to
correspond within his circle of friends and relatives. If we quickly
look at some of the public email portals like Yahoo, Hotmail, Rediff
etc; it can be analyzed that these portals regularly increase email
storage limits for its users and as long more space is provided will
thus encourage the user to utilize it.
communication proves more useful in the corporate world where hundreds
of emails are exchanged daily between the professionals. They could be
meeting notices, memorandums, important business attachments or simple
emails of well being. If the importance of email communication has
increased, so has increased the importance of data storage and the
level of corruptions of email messages. This importance has resulted
into duplication of data and information, data archives, and waste of
hard drive storage space.
Email Storage :
you receive many emails in a day, have you ever wondered where these
emails get stored? The answer could be an email server or on the user’s
computer system. MS Outlook and Outlook Express are the widely used
email clients because of their ease of use and user friendly features.
While working on MS Outlook, the email files are stored in PST and OST
file formats and an exchange server is maintained to handle the
incoming and outgoing emails. Now arise the common questions; what is
exchange server, .pst files and .ost files and how are they used to
Microsoft Exchange Server -
Exchange Server is a messaging system which supports transfer of
internal and external electronic messages. The application is widely
used in organizations where Microsoft infrastructure solutions are
used. The exchange server stores data in highly organized relational
database with the help of algorithms thus helps in transfer of mails
and manages communication between other Exchange servers also.
How does Exchange Server work?
the Exchange server stores messages and manages incoming and outgoing
process of emails, the working of the messaging server also becomes a
crucial point. The process of receiving, sending and managing the
messages by Exchange server is as follows:
Step 1: The client connects to the server and sends the message.
Step 2: The exchange server then processes the message and determines saving location in the messaging database.
Step 3: The recipient of the message is notified by the server.
Step 4: The client to receive the message connects to the server and receives the message.
simple working of the exchange server makes it easy for us to send and
receive messages, thus transferring data electronically.
MS Outlook – Personal Storage Files -
“The file where MS Exchange server delivers messages”
Personal Storage File (.pst) is the most robust storage container of
emails and MS Outlook has the ability to store and deliver messages in
the .pst file format, other file types can also be stored inside the
PST file. But the PST file can get corrupt due to accidental file
deletion, virus attacks or it can get damaged internally causing into
data loss. There are number of email recovery and pst recovery software
which effectively recovers mails and data from the corrupt pst files.
MS Outlook – Offline Storage Files -
“The storage file where emails and other information can be stored, which can also be accessed offline.”
the corporate arena, Exchange Servers are used to store email messages.
The Outlook Offline Storage Folder (.OST) in Microsoft Outlook provides
unique synchronization method with an Exchange Server and existing
mailbox accounts. The OST file gets stored on a users computer system
which constantly gets synchronized with the Exchange mailbox account,
which results into duplication of data on exchange server and on the
user’s system. Access to .ost file requires an Exchange mailbox
account, and if the mailbox is damaged, missing or removed, the .ost
file will not open. For this you need to convert the .ost file to .pst
file on your own or try the exchange ost recovery software.
I would like to guide you with some simple steps, following which you
can convert the damaged .ost file to .pst file successfully in Outlook
2002 or 2003. This is the method which worked for me:
1. Backup the ost file(s)
2. Rename the outlook.ost file to outlook.pst file
3. Use scanpst.exe from Outlook 2002 to repair the outlook.pst file. (C: Program FilesCommon FilesSystemMSMapi1033)
4. Rename outlook.pst back to outlook.ost
5. Run OST to PST which will then successfully convert the file to outlook.pst
6. MS Outlook will then open the outlook.pst file
file formats are very complex and are designed around relational
database concepts. The messages in these files are organized in
hierarchical format using folders to store the messages. If the above
mentioned steps do not work in your case of corruption, then it might
be due to major corruption which can be effectively repaired by the ost
recovery software. There are number of OST file recovery and PST file
recovery software to convert and repair your damaged email files.
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