Reading an email file from Outlook in C/C++ or c#

Peace be upon all the readers, i have to submitt a project which reads an email file from outlook express and then extract desired data from the email. but im completely blank for how do i open an email file with .dbx or .pst extention in C ??? i've already googled it and i've found some applications (Which are for sale) to open those files in c. So is it like i cannot code it myself anyways ??? Please help !!
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Rabia

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  • You need to find some documentation over the file format, then nothing is stopping you from reading the file as a binary file, then go through it. Just note that files like this are often complex, especially if they are using some sort of encryption/packing algorithm.
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