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Free application collects and scans Outlook mailbox data
This article is part of the April 2011, Vol. 9 issue of Exchange Insider
One limitation of Microsoft Outlook is its inability to natively gather statistics about users' email habits. While you have the option to find out how much storage a particular folder occupies, you need to turn to a third-party application for anything more complex than that. Nirsoft's OutlookStatView (OSV) gives you an easy way to extract and compile usage statistics from an Outlook user's mailbox. You don't have to install a database product or a reporting system. OSV doesn't need to be formally installed on the system it runs on; it works on any version of Microsoft Outlook. OSV scans attached mailboxes in a user's account and generates various stats about contained messages. The results are tabulated according to unique sender/recipient details and are presented in a sortable view. You can scan the message database within a particular date range. If it's your first time running OSV, you may want to only scan the previous month's messages, which is the software's default choice. This will speed things up and allow you to see...
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Microsoft Outlook lacks the ability to track users' email habits. This free application collects usage statistics and displays data in a table for any version of Outlook.