Microsoft Outlook's default search functionality sucks.
October 11, 2012 9:16 AM Subscribe
Please share your recommendations for the best Outlook e-mail/desktop indexer search tools out there.
posted by longdaysjourney to computers & internet (8 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I'm looking for an Outlook plugin or a desktop indexer that can 1.) run fast full-text searches of the e-mail in multiple Outlook .pst files that total about 20GB (including the text of all attachments) and 2.) is capable of handling complex boolean searches. The indexers I've looked at so far are Xobni, Lookeen, and X1 Professional Client. I have no problem with buying a license if the indexer is worth it, but I'd really like to avoid yet another product that's only available via subscription (e.g, Xobni), if at all possible. If you use Outlook and are constantly running searches for e-mails that you know are "out there somewhere", I'd love to hear about your experiences with third-party indexers/search tools.