Outlook Mass Attachment Removal

Have you ever come across an Exchange mailbox that was so large it was busting at the seams of your database drive and was found to be jam packed with large attachments?  You could go through each email and remove the attachments one by one, or you could download Nirsoft’s free OutlookAttachView:


This came in very handy to me when a sales user at our company had sent out a 23MB file hundreds of times, when it really could have been a 500k graphic if it was properly sized.  This tool worked like a charm to rip them out of the mailbox leaving each email intact.

When you open it you’ll choose your settings for the Mailbox Scan and I found that only “Use the default Outlook profile” worked, so I just set the mailbox I was working on as the default profile in Windows/Control Panel/Mail/Profiles.



Author: Crystal Marks

Crystal Marks is an Enterprise Systems Manager in DFW. She holds VCP6-DCV and MCSA certifications and regularly attends tech conferences in the United States. In 15 years as a woman in IT she has worked to break down barriers and enabled women to enter technical fields through mentoring, volunteering IT skills to non-profits, speaking at conferences, networking with Fortune 500 companies, leading women’s groups, and continuing her passion for learning and teaching. Companies that she has worked for include Dell, Abn Amro, Stream International, Transplace, and Heartland Payment Systems. Her current position is at an entertainment powerhouse that is family-operated and sets the bar for giving back, volunteering, and engaging their fans and community. Look for Crystal on your agenda at VeeamOn, VMWorld, Microsoft Ignite, and HP Discover meetings throughout the year. Crystal is a graduate of The Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science (TAMS) at the University of North Texas. TAMS is a unique residential program for high school-aged Texas students who are high achievers in mathematics and science. She continued her education at the University of North Texas while working as an Astronomy teacher before jumping into her IT career.

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