ExtraOutlook gives you well, an extra Outlook

Almost everyone has, at one time or another, wished that you could have multiple copies of Outlook running at the same time. After all, opening another mailbox within Outlook doesn't give you windows toast and calendar pops, etc.

The standard answer has always been "run Outlook for your primary mailbox and use OWA for all the other mailboxes", which works; but well, OWA just isn't Outlook.

That's still the official answer.

However, early this year a hacker known as "H.O.G." (for HammerOfGod) released a tool known as ExtraOutlook! This tool actually modifies the Outlook executable and causes Outlook to NOT check to see if another Outlook is running.

If you are "plug-in free", this is a great tool and it works really well.

However, it confuses quite a number of plugins (such as Xonbi) that attempt to open a "default MAPI profile" and find two (or more) running instead of just one.

I'm sure that modifying the Outlook executable puts you straight in the "not supported" arena as well. But if you need the tool - you probably don't care.  :-)

Give it a go. No promises, but it has worked for me.

Until next time...

As always, if there are items you would like me to talk about, please drop me a line and let me know!

Published Tuesday, June 24, 2008 5:44 AM by michael
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Friday, July 11, 2008 1:02 PM by lorivi

# re: ExtraOutlook gives you well, an extra Outlook

Hi Michael. If you are talking about Outlook 2003 this tool is useless and you can easily open multiple Outlook windows without losing technical support.

Start Outlook, right-click on Inbox, choose "Open in New Window" and... job done.

Isn't this the same thing you were describing?

Bye for now,

Exchange Cheesy Ranger

Friday, July 11, 2008 1:15 PM by lorivi

# re: ExtraOutlook gives you well, an extra Outlook

I apologize. I think I misunderstood.

You actually want to open multiple Outlook sessions connected to different "primary" mailboxes, so to have reminders and popups for all of them.

ExtraOutlook in those cases is as you said the only chance you've got.

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