The software tool converts attached files, such as Microsoft Word documents, into HTML pages that are only displayed over a secure connection. Web browsers do not cache copies of files delivered over a secure connection, so the document itself will not persist on the computer on which it is viewed.
AttachView has the ability to disable the print function for OWA email attachments. Administrators can also delegate OWA permissions by user, file, location or IP range, organizational unit, device type and file type. Attachments are not only secured in received email messages, but also in OWA contacts, appointments and public folders. AttachView can also block email attachments completely or prevent text from being copied to the clipboard.
Most of the tool's conversion features involve making Word documents more readable, such as hyperlinking tables of contents in a converted document. Among the newer features added is the ability to see change revisions in Word documents.
AttachView supports more than 300 commonly used document types including PDF files and other Microsoft Office suite products.
A free trial version of the product is available; prices vary depending on the number of users and Exchange servers (front-end and back-end) in your organization.
About the author: Serdar Yegulalp is editor of Windows Insight, a newsletter devoted to hints, tips, tricks, news and goodies for all flavors of Windows users.
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This was first published in April 2008