Even though, there are hundreds of Outlook add-ins & tools roaming around, pledging lots of boxed up features and functionality, but none stands as productive & pervasive as OutlookTools. The main purpose behind it is to provide full-featured Outlook support along with allowing customizations over Outlook advance settings under one hood. It encapsulates a multitude of options to make the Outlook optimize instantly without indulging yourself in complex operations & tweaking with registry keys.
It is focused on providing easy access to Outlook settings, data folders, troubleshooting options & tools and so on. With OutlookTools, you no longer need to look for special switches to start Outlook with minimal resources. It includes a multitude of the startup switches to make Outlook launch with them.
Providing special options, it also lets users clear different kind of MRU list including; visited locations, recent searches, stationary files, and many others. Though you can do it without this tool but it would require registry tweaking which can be potentially dangerous & tedious too. Blocking attachments always stand a problem, but not with OutlookTools anymore, yes it provides a list of file formats to block. Just enable checkbox(es) of desired file formats to block them.
Its main interface is pretty simple having nice tabbed layout. Aforementioned features & options are dispersed in multiple tabs. However, on its launch, General tab will open up, allowing you to view main Outlook data file locations such as; PSTs, OSTs, Archive files, Temp files to attachments, etc. For those who struggle finding Outlook build-in tools such as; ScanPst, ScanOst, it provides the direct access to these tools from the General tab. Other options are also provided for minimizing Outlook in the notification area and plain text mail loading.
Mark out switches to initiate Outlook launch with.
Enable file extension of attachments you need to block.
Click on specific MRU (Most Recently Used) lists buttons, that you want to clear.
It runs on almost every Windows based OS ranging from Windows XP to Windows 7 and supports all version of Outlook (both 32 & 64 bit supported), including the latest Outlook 2010.