Popular Add-ins for Outlook

Be more productive and improve your Outlook experience with these add-ins

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Add features to make Outlook more efficient. We've assembled a list of productivity add-ins, spam filters, and related tools that can help.

Information in this article applies to Outlook 2019, Outlook 2016, Outlook 2013, Outlook 2010, and Outlook for Office 365.

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Duplicate Email Remover

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What We Like
  • Finds and cleans duplicate email messages.

  • Configurable array of criteria.

What We Don't Like
  • Slow when checking large message stores.

  • More selection options would be helpful.

Duplicate Email Remover detects duplicate email messages precisely and deals with duplicate messages in several useful ways.

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Recover My Email

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What We Like
  • Recover deleted messages.

  • Repair damaged PST and DBX files.

What We Don't Like
  • Does not recover non-email data such as contacts and calendars.

  • Cannot repair a PST or DBX file in place.

Recover My Email undeletes and recovers emails deleted from the Deleted Items folder, a broken Outlook PST file, or an Outlook Express DBX message store. It's compatible with older versions of Outlook.

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Send Personally

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What We Like
  • Send unique messages to members of Outlook groups.

  • Macros to personalize emails.

What We Don't Like
  • Could offer more personalization options.

  • Cannot create conditional text.

Send Personally sends messages to groups so that each recipient receives a unique, personal copy and cannot see the other recipients on the list.

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Add Contacts

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What We Like
  • Automatically adds contacts.

  • Scan sent mail for new contacts.

What We Don't Like
  • Cannot use different contact folders.

  • Cannot scan arbitrary folders for new contacts.

Add Contacts automatically builds your Outlook address book by adding new recipients of your emails or replies to a Contacts folder of your choice.

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What We Like
  • Fast searching.

  • Filter, search, and categorize across folders.

What We Don't Like
  • Does not categorize automatically.

  • No advanced search.

NEO Pro helps you handle email better in less time with Outlook. It adds ribbons and toolbars through user interface augments, plus correspondent view, workflow actions that are automated, and undockable tabs.

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Auto BCC/CC for Microsoft Outlook

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What We Like
  • Automatically copy outgoing messages to addresses.

  • Filter to add recipients based on message criteria.

What We Don't Like
  • No notification regarding who will receive messages.

  • Limited flexibility for rules.

Auto BCC/CC for Outlook copies certain email addresses automatically on outgoing mail, and its filters allow you to decide what kind of message is bcc'd or cc'd to whom.

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Bells and Whistles for Outlook

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What We Like
  • User friendly.

  • Easy to insert boilerplate text.

What We Don't Like
  • Limited customization.

  • No trial version.

Bells and Whistles for Outlook is a collection of small but useful tweaks and add-ins for Outlook. With Bells and Whistles, you can automatically add greetings, signatures, disclaimer sections, or boilerplate texts. You can also set up alerts so that you are notified when you add attachments or use too many upper case letters. 

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What We Like
  • Sort by field.

  • Create projects.

What We Don't Like
  • No advanced search.

  • Cannot edit in preview.

ClearContext plugs into Outlook seamlessly and automatically transforms your inbox into a cleaner, leaner, organized, and better place. You can assign emails as to-dos, create projects to organize your tasks and make email filing streamlined down to a simple click.

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SpeedFiler website
What We Like
  • Suggests folders.

  • Prompts when sending.

What We Don't Like
  • Multiple licenses required for Outlook on different machines.

  • Limited support.

SpeedFiler makes filing email in Outlook a snap and even suggests the most likely target folder intelligently. File outgoing messages in folders, with helpful prompts that are triggered when you send a message.

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What We Like
  • Easily jump to any folder.

  • Excellent support.

What We Don't Like
  • Predicting feature is not always accurate.

  • Can become unstable.

SimplyFile turns filing Outlook messages into a one-click action and, having learned by example, suggests the correct target folder, too.