Is the author of OEX in the house? (Or experienced users of OEX?)



Shannon Jacobs
07-09-2005, 10:21 PM
Just heard about the OEX utility program for OE, and I'm considering whether
it's worth buying, but no contact information on that Web site. At least
none that I could find. However, I have a couple of questions already.

Q1: How smart is the program about identifying duplicates for removal? It
seems the duplicates have to be in the same folder already, but if it only
gets exact duplicates including exactly duplicated headers, it seems
unlikely to be of much help to me. On the other hand, if it spots identical
bodies and matches up the routings, it could be pretty good.

Q2: Can it fix the old problem with email imported from ancient Eudora?
Eudora (at least for those old files) specified the sent date with a
slightly different header line than OE wanted, so that email lost its
original sent date, even though it's clearly in the file. OE just dated all
of that email as sent on the date it was imported.

On the other hand, I'm still skeptical... My experience has been that as
soon as I pay for something like this, something better comes along and I
stop using it.

Jim Pickering
07-09-2005, 10:21 PM
I've used the program since Steve first wrote it and provided it to some of
us for beta testing. It will remove duplicates w/o problem, but I'm not
certain about your question with Eudora mail messages since that's not a
problem I've encountered in the past. Steve is working on other issues at
this time, but he may be back in the newsgroups in awhile, but I really
think it's well worth the minimal investment and I've found nothing better
for similar jobs.
--
Jim Pickering, MVP, Outlook Express
https://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile=F9F51EF1-4AE3-4D23-B2D8-1171988A62D6

Please deliver feedback to the newsgroup, so that others can be helped.
Thanks.


"Shannon Jacobs" <shanen@my-deja.com> wrote in message
news:eUdb28NXFHA.4032@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> Just heard about the OEX utility program for OE, and I'm considering
> whether
> it's worth buying, but no contact information on that Web site. At least
> none that I could find. However, I have a couple of questions already.
>
> Q1: How smart is the program about identifying duplicates for removal? It
> seems the duplicates have to be in the same folder already, but if it only
> gets exact duplicates including exactly duplicated headers, it seems
> unlikely to be of much help to me. On the other hand, if it spots
> identical
> bodies and matches up the routings, it could be pretty good.
>
> Q2: Can it fix the old problem with email imported from ancient Eudora?
> Eudora (at least for those old files) specified the sent date with a
> slightly different header line than OE wanted, so that email lost its
> original sent date, even though it's clearly in the file. OE just dated
> all
> of that email as sent on the date it was imported.
>
> On the other hand, I'm still skeptical... My experience has been that as
> soon as I pay for something like this, something better comes along and I
> stop using it.
>

DGuess
07-09-2005, 10:21 PM
"Shannon Jacobs" <shanen@my-deja.com> wrote in message
news:eUdb28NXFHA.4032@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> Just heard about the OEX utility program for OE, and I'm considering
> whether
> it's worth buying, but no contact information on that Web site. At least
> none that I could find. However, I have a couple of questions already.
>
> Q1: How smart is the program about identifying duplicates for removal? It
> seems the duplicates have to be in the same folder already, but if it only
> gets exact duplicates including exactly duplicated headers, it seems
> unlikely to be of much help to me. On the other hand, if it spots
> identical
> bodies and matches up the routings, it could be pretty good.
>

real fast, I imported several old dbx files a while back that held plenty of
duplicates and it got them pretty fast.


> Q2: Can it fix the old problem with email imported from ancient Eudora?
> Eudora (at least for those old files) specified the sent date with a
> slightly different header line than OE wanted, so that email lost its
> original sent date, even though it's clearly in the file. OE just dated
> all
> of that email as sent on the date it was imported.
>

Like Jim, never encountered it.


> On the other hand, I'm still skeptical... My experience has been that as
> soon as I pay for something like this, something better comes along and I
> stop using it.
>

AFAIK, there isn't anything on the horizon to replace it and I'm in contact
with Steve on a daily basis. There are ideas thrown around but nothing to
replace OEX at the moment. Maybe a few enhancement ideas but those would
qualify as an update that he has always offered to those that purchase his
programs.

Handy program to have. Adds some functionality to OE that it doesn't have
like resend which is nice to have had here lately for reasons I won't go
into but it's been nice.

Steve Cochran
07-09-2005, 10:24 PM
Sorry not to reply sooner.


"Shannon Jacobs" <shanen@my-deja.com> wrote in message
news:eUdb28NXFHA.4032@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> Just heard about the OEX utility program for OE, and I'm considering
> whether
> it's worth buying, but no contact information on that Web site. At least
> none that I could find. However, I have a couple of questions already.
>
> Q1: How smart is the program about identifying duplicates for removal? It
> seems the duplicates have to be in the same folder already, but if it only
> gets exact duplicates including exactly duplicated headers, it seems
> unlikely to be of much help to me. On the other hand, if it spots
> identical
> bodies and matches up the routings, it could be pretty good.
>

The messages have to be identical. It matches the message size and the
message date down to the millisecond and if they are identical then it
removes the duplicates. If the headers are different, then the message is
not a duplicate.

> Q2: Can it fix the old problem with email imported from ancient Eudora?
> Eudora (at least for those old files) specified the sent date with a
> slightly different header line than OE wanted, so that email lost its
> original sent date, even though it's clearly in the file. OE just dated
> all
> of that email as sent on the date it was imported.
>

No, it probably won't influence that import behavior. If you have
individual eml files, then it will import them accurately.


> On the other hand, I'm still skeptical... My experience has been that as
> soon as I pay for something like this, something better comes along and I
> stop using it.
>

So don't buy it. I doubt you'll find many other programs that have this
type of interfunctionality with OE (and which don't corrupt the message
store <G>).

cheers,

steve


Is the author of OEX in the house? (Or experienced users of OEX?)