Opening a PST file without Outlook.
If you used Outlook at work, but you don’t have it at home and you wish to have access to your work email.
If you have moved on to a different email client, like Lotus Notes or Thunderbird, and its important to you have access to your email history, then a Outlook Viewer may be the right choice.
If you have several PST files you need to search immediately and you don’t have days to wait for Outlook to index your files, a PST viewer can give you quick access to your emails.
How do Outlook .PST Viewers Work?
|PST Viewer Pro menu showing emails|
and the features they offer. An advanced reader like PST Viewer Pro will allow
you to convert email messages to PDF and other formats. You’ll be able to reply
to messages using your existing email client. It’s often possible to do a deep
search of the PST file to find important emails. They should give you full access to the file
attachments and embedded images with the email message. You should be able to expand an email to a
full screen view by clicking on it.
Although there are some readers on
the market that are free, be careful that you don’t install a viewer that tries
to install spyware on your computer. Free viewers may just provide the most
basic features and may require you to view commercial offers during the
installation process. They may try to recoup their costs by installing software on you computer that serve ads, or prospect for other services they can sell you.
A paid commercial Outlook viewer should not behave that
way, if the developer is credible. Also
be certain that the installation package is “code signed,” by the developer. You can
tell if its signed because when you start the installer, Microsoft will
announce who the developer is. An unsigned installer will be from an “Unknown”
that make your emails more accessible, especially in environments where Outlook
is not installed or when it’s not convenient to wait for Outlook to complete
indexing of the PST files.
benefits of an Outlook viewer is download a free trial and see for yourself if
it is a good fit for your needs.