Bonus Outlook tools.
For some additional tools to help you manage Outlook files and contents, don’t forget about all the awesome (and portable) Outlook tools offered recently by Nir Sofer.
Outlook/Office Utilities – (freeware) – NirSoft.
NK2View – (freeware) – Did you know that if you use Outlook the email names used in the To/Cc fields are retained? The NK2 file is the “auto-complete” file. Great place to review if you are auditing an Outlook user’s pc. Anyway, this handy utility allows you to view the N2K file, display all the email address records stored, and export them into various file formats. Handy for security techs. Also allows you to quickly edit, sort, save/restore, and delete items in the file itself. Particularly useful if you need to bulk-edit the contents due to changes/conversions in corporate address book items.
OutlookAttachView – (freeware) – This utility can help you locate, extract and/or remove attachments embedded in your Outlook email messages. It displays the list of attached files in your Outlook’s mailbox, and allows you to easily select all attachments that you need, and then extract them into a folder that you choose.
OutlookStatView – (freeware) – Nir is on a roll! For all you Outlook junkies out there, this tool can gather a lot of great statistics on your email habits. Quoting from Nir’s description, “OutlookStatView scans your Outlook mailbox, and display a general statistics about the users that you communicate via emails. For each user/email, the following information is displayed: The number of outgoing messages that you sent to the user (separated by to/cc/bcc), the number of incoming message that the user sent to you, the total size of messages sent by the user, the email client software used by this user, and the time range that you send/received emails with the specified user.”