Welcome To OEX
OEX is a complementary program to Microsoft®'s Outlook Express (OE) that provides enhanced message processing features not present in OE. Such features can allow the user to synchronize message stores between computers and maximize the efficiency of their email message data. These features include:
While it would be preferable to incorporate these features into OE itself, this is currently not feasible given the lack of documentation Microsoft provides with respect to programming OE. Consequently, OEX has its own interface for accessing the OE message store.
- Removing duplicate messages
- Importing messages from other dbx files or eml files
- Removing attachments from messages
- Saving attachments from messages
- Converting messages to Plain Text only
- Exporting messages as eml files
- Saving lists of messages in folders
- Sending messages again
- Editing sent messages to send again
OEX has a number of functions that can be invoked from the Main Menu, from the Toolbar buttons, and from a context menu that appears when right clicking on the Message List.
The OEX user can import messages from dbx files (not corrupt) from another machine or from another message store. Alternatively, one can import eml files (e.g. extracted from a corrupt dbx file) into OE.
The OEX user can also export messages from a given folder (for backup purposes for instance) as individual eml or nws files. File names can have the message date prepended or appended to allow for sorting of the files by date in Explorer.
Convert to Plain Text
The OEX user can remove all HTML from messages. All messages in a folder will be converted to plain text (attachments removed) and placed in a subfolder of the originally selected folder. The messages in the initial folder will be unchanged.
Remove Attachments from Messages
One selectively remove attachments from messages. All messages in the folder will then have their attachments removed and the resultant messages will be placed into a subfolder of the original folder.
Save Attachments from Messages
The OEX user can save all attachments outside of OE for a given folder. Because message attachments often contain viruses and other malicious content, limited security options can be set under Tools | Options | Security (see below).
Removing Duplicate Messages
One can remove all duplicate messages from a folder. The duplicates then are transferred to the Deleted Items folder and subsequently must be removed from there.
One can resend messages by selecting a message in the Sent Items folder and chosing Resend. The messages will be placed in the Outbox to be sent the next time a Send command is issued in OE.
One can Reedit messages prior to resending by selecting a message in the Sent Items folder and choosing ReEdit. Messages will then be copied to the Drafts and opened up for Reediting prior to sending.
Saving the List of Messages
One can save the Message List as HTML or CSV (tab-delimited values). The columns will be saved as they are displayed in the Message List Window. One can then click on the HTML file to display it in the webbrowser, or import the CSV file into another program. For instance, in Excel one can go to Import | Data and point to that CSV file to import the various Message List fields into Excel.
One can preview the source of messages by holding down the SHIFT and ALT keys
simultaneously and then mousing over the messages in the message list.
A Preview Window will be shown that displays the contents of the message source.
OEX has a number of configurable options invoked from the Tools Menu including preferences for loading at startup, configurable security settings, configurable column settings, and configurable transfer options.
Version 1.00 Released 02/09/05
Version 2.00 Released 02/09/07 -- Program now works with both Outlook Express and with Windows Mail (in Vista). Re-wrote a large portion of the program to enhance performance. Fixed some small bugs. Updated to .NET framework 2.0.
|Regular Cost||$ 27.95|
|Special Windows Mail Offer||$ 24.99|
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The program is available for download and credit cards are accepted via PayPal.
To order a copy of the program, send $24.99 (check or money order) to:
S.L. Cochran, Ph.D.
P.O. Box 132
Lookout Mountain, TN 37350-0132
To order online, click the button below. Once notified of your order then you will receive an email with instructions on how to download the program. Make sure your PayPal transaction email address is valid. If you do not receive an email confirmation with download instructions, then send an email to the oehelp.com address listed in your PayPal transaction.
Upgrades to registered users will be provided free of charge through version 2 of OEX. Send an email to request update information.