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6:32 pm on Jul 28, 2004 (gmt 0)

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[lookoutsoft.com...]

[sandbox.msn.com...]

It does however require Microsoft .NET Framework version 1.1 - which you may want to consider before downloading it.

Microsoft just purchased Lookout on the 16th:
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And after using it to search just twice, let me say - this thing is awesome. 500 meg of email and it searched it in .6tenths of a second to find 100 hits. Yeowser..... Even supports boleans
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Just installed!
Infinately better than the default "find" tool which comes with Outlook. More flexible and far, far faster.

No more coffee break when doing a search for that email...

Thanks for the pointer!

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I installed it, and it put a yahoo search bar in outlook for me, I am looking to remove this bar, but can't find the proper menu for it. Can somebody help me?
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I looked for this after M$ bought them last week, but couldn't find it. Good to see them release it this quick.

Thanks for the heads-up Brett.

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Brett,

WOW, I only have 160meg of email but what took "Outlook Find" more than a min, I get in half a blink.

Nice find Brett.

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I posted download links five days ago. Here you go: [webmasterworld.com...] (although it seems they did some restructuring)
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Very interesting BReflection - thanks!
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BReflection - thanks I had downloaded it when you posted it last week.

I have to say that I am quite amazed with it. I used to dread having to search through the gigs in my Outlook folders - now - it takes no time at all...

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well christopher...be careful. Outlook has a limit of 2 GB for PST files. You might want to archive something or delete some junk mails.

:)

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This will really will save hours! Thanks folks.
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It picks up items that are deleted from the deleted items folder - even though I have rescaned?
Any ideas?
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Does anyone know if it supports Exchange mailboxes?
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I don't use Outlook; I divert all my mail to my Yahoo account (because I like its spam filters, mainly).

Is it worth downloading Lookout just for file and document search?

Is Lookout something that could grow into a peer-to-peer search technology?

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It crashed my Outlook 2k3 twice today.
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there is a bug in the lookout bar. Upon restarting my outlook, the bar dosen't display, even though it's enabled under View>Toolbars.
A blank space displays instead on where the toolbar should be.
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Still rock solid after a week of full blown usage here. I love it!
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there is a bug in the lookout bar. Upon restarting my outlook, the bar dosen't display, even though it's enabled under View>Toolbars.
A blank space displays instead on where the toolbar should be.

I had to restart my computer, and that solved the problem for me. Other that one glitch, I am quite pleased with LookOut.

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Hanu,
I use exchange 2k3 with outlook 2k3, works fine for me.

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bulldog,

hmm - yeah, didn't happen again.

Searches are very fast. It's funny how lack of speed can prevent users from using a feature. I never really used Outlook's builtin search. I use LookOut all the time.

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OK, now that MS has a search is fast in Outlook, will they port this to the DeskTop for faster file searches(built into LongHorn? Download desktop search for WinXP? Sound good to me).
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It's funny how lack of speed can prevent users from using a feature. I never really used Outlook's builtin search. I use LookOut all the time.

Exactly and with the way email storage has increased these days - this was a MS must-have for keeping people on Outlook..

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This has been a topic of interest for me recently. I've been very interested in trying different email organization systems. Lookout is the most recent one I've tried. The searching capability is really powerful. I would say if this is the first thing you have tried for email organization, you would feel that you have died and gone to heaven.

However, my experience has been that there are programs that are true email organizers that take this idea to a much higher level. The downside is that they charge. But the two I have tried both have trial periods so you can see for yourself.

If this is of interest to anyone, you might take a look at X1 and Nelson Email Organizer.

The Nelson tool is probably the one I'm going to go with. It just seems to organize emails the way a person typically searches for them.

Personally, I find it quicker and easier to use than Lookout and X1.

But all that being said, it's really hard to beat the Lookout price tag.

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Lookout is the best way to search - it searches ALL FOLDERS for a keyword - no need to try to remember which folder the email might be in - Nelson just uses folders - well I can do that in Outlook without using Nelson.
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Nelson searches all folders at one time. That aspect, however, definitely is not its strong point. It is slower that Lookout. But much faster the Outlook.

The feature I use the most is searching by "Correspondent". I like that the most because it organizes all of the emails to and from a particular individual. That makes it incredibly easy to follow a complete dialogue with one individual. It pulls all emails, no matter what folder they are in, into one group. Very handy, imo.

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I got LookOut to search files on my PC now and it rocks. Basically, you need to go into "options", click on the "index" tab, click "add files" and choose your C drive. From there, when you use Lookout you can use the pulldown menu to restrict the search to email or files, etc.
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I love it - it rocks. It is changing the way I use my computer.

This "Search Embedded into the OS" stuff in Longhorn had never made sense - now it does. It is rather frightening actually.

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Go into the options - remove My Documents - Add your C: drive and search your drive much faster than the Search on your Start Button.

Great tip Rosco.

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I freakin love this thing! My Outlook file us 300MB+, and I can find anything in a snap now. I just set the options to run index my entire C: drive, and am going to run that later.

Brett I gotta agree that this is changing how I use my computer.

Frankly I can't believe it has taken someone so long to come out with this. Indexing tools have been around for a long time. This seems to be nothing more than a simple keyword search tool, except that it is blazing FAST!