Outlook Messenger

Outlook Messenger

Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 30 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.0.39
  • Total Downloads:
    63,336
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 29, 2009
  • Price:
    Free to try (20-day trial); $7.90 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    5.98MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    63
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #46 in Chat

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2 stars

"Works in a single subnet LAN but not in TS environment"

September 12, 2011  |  By SaGe69

 |  Version: Outlook Messenger 6.0.39

Pros

- Great features for a LAN-based instant messaging program
- Very nice look and feel
- Straight forward to setup
- Very inexpensive to own ($1.75 / user)

Cons

- Does NOT work well in a Terminal Server environment
- Poor Customer/Tech support (email only, takes days for a response)
- Poor overall documentation on the product

Summary

I've tried almost every LAN based instant messaging suite available in an effort to find one that is both convenient and familiar to my staff. Outlook Messenger came closest to Microsoft's MSN Messenger by far in regards to look, functionality and ease of use.

During my initial testing, the program worked flawlessly. At the time, it was installed on my single subnet LAN and I was impressed with the fact that it supported Terminal Server environments. Without testing the terminal server portion on more than a few users, I hastily purchased the rather inexpensive software for my 200 user environment of which the majority were Terminal Server users. Unfortunately after many attempts and a few emails to support, I have come to the conclusion that THIS SOFTWARE DOES NOT WORK PROPERLY IN A TERMINAL SERVER ENVIRONMENT. I tried almost everything to get this software working in a TS environment to no avail. For one, the Terminal Server service consistently crashes and requires a manual restart in order to resume. Terminal server users who are signed into OM very rarely show up on everyone's contact list and instead are only sometimes displayed. Other times users are randomly on some client lists and not on others. This is a very annoying issue that has never been resolved by their support team. I have tried the Link Server approach and every thing else listed on their site to resolve this obvious known issue and nothing works.

My honest opinion and suggestion is that you should void using this software within a Terminal Server environment at all costs. It works well within a single subnet LAN however (flat network). Also, I could never get their Outlook Plugin to work with my email client. I am running Outlook 2007.

Updated on Oct 11, 2011

Hello all,

I'd like to retract my statement regarding the inoperatability of this software within a Terminal Server environment. It was only discovered during a scheduled maintenance windor that the software vendor failed to inform its users that in order for the Link Server to function properly, the server in which it is installed on MUST be restarted before pointing clients to the link server IP/Hostname. I could not find any mention of this anywhere on their website or documentation otherwise.

With that said, the software has since been running well and all users are able to communicate with eachother and are displayed correctly within the contact list.

If you plan on running this software within a Terminal Server environment or if you have more that 30 users, I highly recommend that you use the Link Server option instead of relying on simply your LAN links.

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5 stars

"Incredible LAN Messenger"

March 11, 2011  |  By saina_gokkai

 |  Version: Outlook Messenger 6.0.39

Pros

I am really enjoyed to use the Outlook Messenger within our office network and much more valuable features are available.easy to communicate with our another branch using voice chat.file transfer can be done easily through this software.

Cons

all are positive only...

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1 stars

"Good product, TERRIBLE, NON-EXISTENT tech support!!!!!"

November 10, 2010  |  By mycomguy

 |  Version: Outlook Messenger 6.0.39

Pros

Product seems to work fine, but I can't get the install complete because they have TERRIBLE tech support!!

Cons

Oh, did I mention they have TERRIBLE tech support!!!

Summary

Bottom line is that the product seems to work fine. It has several nice features and is easy to use. But, if you need help, forget it. I have sent 5 emails to tech support asking very simple questions about the product. I am computer tech, have been for 17 years, and have never had this much trouble with a simple question from any tech support group. Their website does not contain all the info necessary to install and configure the product completely. I am installing on a Terminal Services Server and have issues. No reply to any request for info and help. The product works fine on a network with stand alone PCs. Good luck if you choose this product.

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5 stars

"One of the Best LAN Messenger"

November 10, 2010  |  By leetamarry

 |  Version: Outlook Messenger 6.0.39

Pros

Very Very Simple to use.Group voice chat is very nice.Everythink is good...

Cons

I can't found

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5 stars

"Perfect Messenger for office"

October 19, 2010  |  By KevinFarry

 |  Version: Outlook Messenger 6.0.39

Pros

chat groups,mails,announcement,offline messages,filters,voice chat....lot of options very useful in our company for easy communication and we can easily connect remote system using chat server..

Cons

Nothing...

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5 stars

"amazingly fast and smooth messanger"

October 04, 2010  |  By ansenman

 |  Version: Outlook Messenger 6.0.39

Pros

fast, clear, crisp, user friendly, loads of options for chatting, facility of announcement in a group and availability of mail option

Cons

not found yet

Summary

Go for it if you want a LAN messanger

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5 stars

"It's a perfect local chat application I ever use !!!"

August 28, 2010  |  By microsyscomputers

 |  Version: Outlook Messenger 6.0.39

Pros

Simple, fast, and easy in use

Cons

In settings options

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5 stars

"good instant messenger"

August 17, 2010  |  By d-chris

 |  Version: Outlook Messenger 6.0.39

Pros

It's very useful software for our company

Cons

nothing at all

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5 stars

"Excellent Product"

July 12, 2010  |  By martin_david

 |  Version: Outlook Messenger 6.0.39

Pros

Great look & feel in chatting,Messages are transmitted quickly,Mails are easily sent & user can know whether their sent mails are readed by the receiver,it's really very Convenient for us..

Cons

nothing bad to say about it

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4 stars

"Good Software"

July 01, 2010  |  By S-Varun

 |  Version: Outlook Messenger 6.0.39

Pros

Easy for communication with office staffs..

Cons

Remote desktop is slow

Summary

voice chat is crystal clear and fast file transfer.it's easy to use

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 6.0.39
Version 6.0.39 adds enhanced Link Server features (Central Server Mode) and Personal Message Status.
General
Publisher SriMax Software System
Publisher web site http://www.srimax.com/
Release Date November 29, 2009
Date Added November 29, 2009
Version 6.0.39
Category
Category Communications
Subcategory Chat
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 5.98MB
File Name omessengerSetup.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 63,336
Downloads Last Week 63
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 20-day trial
Price $7.9

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