I have been a heavy user of Outlook for quite some time but that said synchronizing pop accounts have often been disastrous and I usually mess up ending with duplicate emails and contacts in Outlook.
Quite recently when I bought a new laptop I copied over the PST files from my old laptop to the new one and setup new pop accounts and as usual it left me with a lot of duplicate emails.
In earlier days it was easy to remove duplicates manually since I did not have many emails, but now I really felt the need for a good tool to remove the duplicate emails and contacts since I had around 10000 emails archived and finding and removing emails would be a nightmare for me.
Searching for duplicate removers for Outlook did not find me any good software which were free to use, but that was only until I landed up on ODIR (Outlook Duplicate Item Remover) which allows users to remove duplicate contacts, calendar items, email, tasks and notes.
ODIR is Free, Fast and easy tool for removing duplicate items from Outlook folder.
With ODIR it’s a snap to clean your Outlook folders by removing all duplicates. ODIR removes duplicates from Contacts; Calendar; Tasks; Notes and Email folders.
I gave ODIR a spin for its worth and found it to be perform what it says. I was able to find and delete duplicate emails and contacts without having to find them manually. I must say I was thoroughly impressed with the software.
Using ODIR with Outlook
You will need to download and install ODIR before you can start using it. It is advisable to close Outlook during the installation process. Once you have installed ODIR restart Outlook and you should see a new menu item called ODIR, just select that and click on Remove Duplicates option from the menu.
Once you have done that you should see a new window pop up from where you can find and delete duplicates.
You can select any folder and click on Remove duplicate items, clicking on the button will not actually delete the items, it will just search and show you the duplicate items. You can choose and select which items you actually want to delete.
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