DetachPipe is a free email attachment manager add-on for Microsoft Outlook which you can use in order to easily extract, remove, and manage email attachments from email accounts that you have stored inside Microsoft Outlook. All the files that you have saved inside your emails can be easily managed and ultimately removed, which speed up Outlook, and help you save disk space.
Image above show us the DetachPipe menu, which you will get inside the Microsoft Office toolbar after installing this free email attachment manager add-on. Next to the free version of DetachPipe, there’s also an option of a paid upgrade to either Lite or Full version which are of course more feature rich.
Key Features of this Free Email Attachment Manager Add-on:
- Free and easy installation, easy to set up and light on resources.
- Save, export, and manage attachments from Microsoft Outlook emails.
- Compress attachments to archives in order to save disk space.
- Duplicate attachments can be detected and removed.
- Delete attachments from email via Recycle bin, recovery possible.
- Reduces the size of Microsoft Outlook PST files, to improve speed.
Another very useful feature that you get, next to the ones that are listed above, would be the option to create an online account on the DetachPipe website, if you want to send bigger attachments. Free accounts are unfortunately only allowed 10MB space, but upgrades are available for up to 250MB if you wish. Here’s a few tips to help you get started with DetachPipe.
How to Install, Run, and Manage Attachments with DetachPipe?
Installation is fairly simple. You don’t have to copy files yourself, the install wizard will do that all on its own. The only thing that you need to do is click on the installation file and follow the steps.
Once that the installation is complete, to make sure that everything is installed properly, you need to fire up Microsoft Outlook. There won’t be any kind of icons to click on and to fire up the application. Open up Outlook and there should be a toolbar icon for DetachPipe present and clicking on it will open up the menu which can be seen in the first image above. There you need to select the appropriate task, what you wanna do, so if for example you are interested in exporting and removing attachments from emails, select Detach attachments, if you want to delete the attachments, select Delete and so on.
DetachPipe makes is very easy to manage email attachments in Microsoft Outlook. You won’t have a lot of problems setting up this free add-on, everything’s setup through the wizard. Free version offers more than enough for regular home users. For those who are more demanding, they can switch to the paid version where features like scheduling, managing of entire folder trees at once, automation of email attachment detaching and exporting. Available and works on Microsoft Outlook 2003, 2007, and 2010. Download it free.
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