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How to delete duplicate email messages from MS-Outlook?

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Hi,

Using Outlook 2007

I need to delete duplicate email messages from Inbox , sent items

Kindly advice

Thanks
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Greetings, raedaljarrah !

http://www.sperrysoftware.com/Outlook/Outlook-Duplicates.asp#QA
If you have just a few duplicates, it may be easiest to manually remove them. For emails, this is no problem but for any other Outlook item it is easiest to view the items in a table view, then select the duplicates, then delete them.

To accomplish this, go to View...By Category (or "By" anything really). This gets the view into a mode you can work with. Click either names or subjects (or any shown field) in the column header (in the gray area) to gather similar items together. You can then delete all the duplicates you find.

Sperry Software offers 8 different Outlook duplicate eliminators, including a bundle package comprising all 8 for one price.
http://www.sperrysoftware.com/Outlook/Eliminator-Bundle.asp

See the Resources page for other third party duplicate remover programs
http://www.sperrysoftware.com/Outlook/Resources.asp

Best wishes!

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Hi,

Well that is the classical way when you have less than 100 emails.But when you have thousands you will end up in the eye's clinic :)

Thanks any way
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have a look at Slipstick.com for some utilities.  None free from memory.
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raedaljarrah, then you need to use one of the third party programs that I posted to remove the duplicates.
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robberbaron, the 2nd link that I posted includes Slipstick.com and other resources.
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true but i never seem to need to go futher than SlipStick ......
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raedaljarrah,

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