Address extractor

Quickly extract e-mail addresses in Outlook and Express with this specialized tool.

Technocom specializes in extraction utilities. The Email Extractor Outlook 'N' Express is one of a number of unique tools designed to extract e-mail addresses or messages from a variety of platforms and documents; this one pulls e-mail addresses from Microsoft Outlook and Outlook Express. Anyone who's ever tried to find lost e-mail addresses among thousands of saved messages in either program will probably appreciate Email Extractor's ability to quickly accomplish what can be a tiresome and time-consuming task. Things have the potential to get more complicated when both programs are involved, because Outlook saves addresses in .pst files and Outlook Express uses .dbx files, but Email Extractor handles both with aplomb. It also saves files in .csv and text formats, which are compatible with a wide range of third-party apps.

Email Extractor's main interface is well designed and easy to understand and navigate, with a familiar tree view in the left side panel and an address book format. There are File and Help menus but not much in the way configuration options, a simple-is-better philosophy well suited to productivity enhancement. You can select which client and folder to search, and Email Extractor quickly finds and lists all the addresses; it's that simple.

Email Extractor Outlook 'N' Express is free to try for 15 days and $34.95 to buy. It downloads as a ZIP file and installs desktop icons without asking, but it uninstalls cleanly.

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