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Outback Plus

Type of Program: E-mail Backup
Supported Platforms: Win 95/98/2000/NT4.
Company Name: SilverLake tech
Version: 2.2
Price: $29.95
Installed Size: 1.05MB


Outback Plus is an archive utility for Microsoft Outlook 97 and 2000 that allows you to create backups of your stationary, wizards, mail rules, signatures, address books, and of course, e-mail messages. 

The software is very similar to another Silver Lake Tech product called Backdora (a backup program for Eudora.) The software allows you to create PST or ZIP class archives of your files so that you can easily manage them at your own discretion. 

Outback also utilizes "ticklers" (another feature that is also seen in Backdora) that remind you when you have to backup your files. The software can also run as a scheduled task in Windows, so you'll never forget to do it again. 

Perhaps the best part of this software is that it not only creates backups of your main Outlook files, but it also saves your IE favorites, outlook bar settings, menu settings, VCF files, and even your global views/settings. The product costs $29.95 but is free to evaluate. As with Backdora, Outback Plus is a generally inexpensive way to spare your outlook files, just in case.

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Reviewed by John Guilfoil

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