Disable Add-ins in Microsoft® Outlook 2007
What are Add-ins in Microsoft Outlook 2007?
Microsoft Outlook is the personal information manager application software provided by Microsoft. This application is available either as a separate application or as a part of Microsoft Office suite. Outlook 2007 is mainly used as an e-mail application. This also includes a calendar, note taking, task manager, a journal, contact manager and web browsing. This application could be used as a standalone application and also certain third-party add-on applications are now available to integrate Outlook with devices such as BlackBerry mobile phones and with other software like Office & Skype Internet communication. Add-ins for Microsoft Outlook 2007 are small programs that performs an exact task or add a particular feature to this application. Those are helpful for time saving and improve the security measures. The commonly used add-ins are the duplicate remover, MAPILab toolbox, Attachment processor, Template Phrases, etc. Sometimes, add-ins with Outlook uses too many resources and would slow down the entire system.
Following are the ways to disable add-ins in Outlook 2007:
- Outlook add-ins
- Disable a COM add-in
- Disable an Exchange Client add-ins
Add-ins available for Microsoft Outlook 2007 are very helpful for improving the productivity and efficiency of this application. Some add-ins can improve the security level of Outlook. There are two types of add-ins available with Outlook, that are COM add-ins and Exchange Client add-ins. All of these add-ins and its updates are easily available from Internet.
Disable a COM add-in
COM add-in is a dynamic link library, that is specially registered for loading by Microsoft Office applications. To manage COM add-ins with Outlook 2007, first Click on 'Tools' menu and take the Options and click on 'Other' tab, then Click 'Advanced Options' and click 'COM Add-ins'. Now you need to clear the check box for disabling and clear the check box next to the add-in you want to remove, and click 'Remove' button for add-in removal process.
To manage Exchange Client add-ins of Outlook, take Tools menu and click on 'Options' and then click to 'Other' tab, then move to the advanced options, after that click to 'Add-in Manager'. For the disabling an add-in, clear the check box near to the add-in and Click 'OK'.
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