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Email Add-ons Improve Your Outlook

Techstination feature for Friday, December 20, 2002

Email add ons to make life easy. Bloomberg Boot Camp, a report on today's technology. Microsoft Outlook is a pretty good program for email... but it could be better. And some software add-ons prove it. Creo is out with version 1.5 of a program called Six Degrees...

"Right now it's literally easier to find some obscure information out there on the Web by typing a key word into Google than it is to find a critical business email or a critical file that you might have been working on two weeks ago. That seems a little out of whack. It seems you should have more control over your own computer than you do over the Web. And Six Degrees solves that problem."

Mark Lemmons head the creative software group at Creo. The 99 dollar tool for Windows and Mac users is aimed at reducing frustration...

"One thing you can do with Six Degrees is to organize by the people that you work with. So, for instance, if you have a key customer or a key co-worker, you can simply type their name or double click on them and see all the email from them, all the email that might have involved them below that and other people that might have been involved in recent projects with them. This kind of thing all at a simple one click."

Another worthwhile add on is Nelson Email Organizer or NEO. It plugs into Outlook, prioritizes your email, speeds up searching by as much as 100 times and creates folders for attachments and lets you quickly look up messages by correspondent. It also creates a separate folder that automatically collects bulk mail. The program sells for under 40 dollars. You can find more information at Bloomberg Boot Camp, I'm Fred Fishkin.