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:

http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/outlook_attachment.html

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.

OutlookAttachmentSS

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Author: Crystal Marks

Crystal Marks is a professional Enterprise Systems Engineer in DFW. She holds VCP6-DCV, MCSA, and Network + certifications and regularly attends tech conferences in the United States. In her 15 years as a woman in tech she has worked to break down barriers and enable women to learn and enter technical fields by setting a strong example. Companies that she has worked for include Dell, Abn Amro, Stream International, Transplace, and Heartland. Her current position is at an entertainment powerhouse that is family-operated and sets the bar for charity work, volunteering, and generosity to the community.

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