Monday, May 11, 2009

MessageSave great add-on for Outlook

Traditionally I’ve been reluctant to recommend software that costs $50 or more. But because I’ve discovered an extraordinarily user friendly, multi option Outlook add on that saves e-mail messages to XP’s My Documents and Vista’s Documents, I’m going to make an exception.

Until I installed MessageSave I went through the tedious task of individually saving important e-mail by clicking on File > Save as and relocating it to the appropriate sub folder of my “Important E-mail” folder. But now with MessageSave I can save individual messages, multiple messages or all the messages in an Outlook sub folder and relocate them to My Documents/Documents, an external Hard Drive/Jump Drive or DVD/CD-R. And by the way do the same for all my Outlook Contacts, Tasks and Calendars.

In addition to being able to save and relocate individual, multiple and all messages in an Outlook folder with only a couple of clicks, MessageSave:
* Offers flexible and customizable file and subfolder naming.
* Saves messages in .msg, .txt, .eml, mbox (mbox format support requires Outlook 2002 or newer), vCard (.vcf) and iCalendar (.ics) formats.
* Works on sent and received messages.
* Files include the entire message content, including attachments.
* Is compatible with Windows Desktop Search.
* Works on Public Folders.
* Automatically save messages with rule wizard rules (custom rule action) or using a scheduler.

MessageSave ( requires Windows 2000, XP or Vista with the latest Service Pack and is compatible with Outlook 2000 SP3, 2002 (XP SP3), 2003 SP3 and 2007 SP1. It does not work with Outlook Express.

It costs $49.95, but does have a 30 day free trial.

In my opinion if you receive important e-mail, MessageSave is an Outlook add on you should investigate.

A Good Boot heads up. Our final User Group meeting of the season will be dedicated to an informal Q&A session. Our consulting technicians will be available to answer all your computer, computing, digital camera and digital editing questions. You’re even invited to bring your laptop and/or digital camera should you need hands on help.

As long as you do not preface your questions with “this is a stupid question”, I guarantee our technicians will be more than happy to insure you enjoy a Summer of Good Boots by providing the in depth assistance you’ll need to solve your problem(s).

Our meeting is May 14th, 6:00 PM in the Lee Memorial Hospital auditorium on Cleveland Ave is free and open to the public. No registration required.

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