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De-Dupe Emails in Outlook 2003

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Wondering if anyone knows of any tricks (like if there is any scripting that could do this) - or has any recommendations on any software app or vendor selling any kind of email de-dupe program.

Am having to manually merge about 2 dozen pst files from a blunder in our office.  Restoring to another Exchange install is not doable at the moment - and so Exmerge cant really help (can it?)

So I am having to import 1 PST after another into Outlook - sort each one out among the various folders the emails should be archived or saved to.
But I know that many users got same emails from distribution lists within the office.
But importing and sorting these PSTs one by one is painful enough at the moment that I dont have time to be wondering worrying or even caring if the PST I am in now has a bunch of duplicates from the last pst.  I just want to move the emails to their respective public folders (which are used kinda like file cabinets) and then when all the pst are imported and sorted - i would like to find an app that I could point to each folder and have it somehow show me the dupes - and then allow me to go through and delete them (individual or batch).

So, are there any 3rd party apps (if there is no M$oft or Exchange or Outlook way of doing it) out there that I can point at this new franken-emailbox and let it go to work?  Even if it identified what it thought were dups and then allowed me to go through and hit delete I would be happy.

Or any other ideas on how to accomplish this?

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Hello mmorocco,

Free Duplicate Finder - OLfix
http://www.olfolders.de/Lang/English/OLfix/index.htm
or
Outlook Duplicate Remover
http://www.vaita.com/ODIR.asp

Hope this helps!
war1
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Thanks war1!

can you tell me if you have used these and how they worked for you?  I am going to give them a try.  my need is for use on public folders.  BIG public folders with 1000s of emails - and plenty of dupes.  
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I have used OLfix to remove duplicate emails, but the dups were in the 10's, not 1000's.
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Thanks war1.
Just knowing that you have used them and thought enough to recommend it works for me!  I am going to give them a try (after a nice backup/copy is done of course).
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