DetachPipe is a complete email attachment management solution for Microsoft Outlook. The DetachPipe Add On frees attachments from Outlook's PST file, massively reducing its size, assisting backups and making Outlook faster and more reliable.
Attachments can be deleted, or detached to disk with a clickable hyperlink left in place (the paperclip icon can be retained to assist searches based on attachments). Files can be reattached later if required. Even entire folders can have their attachments saved, removed, detached, compressed or restored.
DetachPipe can detach incoming attachments from the Inbox, and re-attach to Forwarded emails in the Outbox. Sent Items can be deleted. DetachPipe watches your Deleted Items and offers to remove attachments stored on disk when you delete the related email. Attachments can be compressed for extra space savings, and DetachPipe even checks for and merges duplicate attachments - saving even more space.
DetachPipe gives you complete control over the naming of detached files. The default naming scheme of [Folder Name][Subject]_[FileName] allows the original email to easily be found. The file date is also set to the email date. DetachPipe can even be used to bulk-extract attachments for digital forensics investigations.
DetachPipe runs on all Windows platforms - 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, 2003 and Vista, and works with Outlook 2000, 2002, 2003 and 2007. Does not work with Outlook Express.
Unlike other systems, DetachPipe.com tracks exactly who is allowed to see which attachments and bars all others. Just like email, recipients can forward attachments, unless you specify Your Eyes Only™, which prevents forwarding, and notifies the sender of any attempt. This is ideal for sensitive business documents, and even for developers to send private software builds to customers.