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Announcing Version 2.0

Find out what’s new

Current release:2.0.0066
Released:February 4, 2013

PocketKnife Peek is an Outlook add-in for screening your e-mail as plain text before opening it in Outlook. The add-in can be used to view all Outlook message formats, but is aimed particularly at averting the threats lurking in HTML mail. A convenient tabbed view lets you easily examine the:

  • Message in plain text,
  • HTML source (if any), 
  • Internet header, and
  • Attachments.

Key Features:

  • Screen incoming messages without opening them in Outlook
  • Converts HTML messages to plain text
  • Review HTML source without using Notepad or opening the message
  • Examine Internet header with one click
  • See destinations of links in HTML messages
  • View list of attachments (including the contents of ZIP files)
  • Reply to and forward HTML mail in plain text
  • Reply to Some feature gives greater control over who replies are addressed to
  • New Full ribbon integration with Outlook 2010 and 2013
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  • PocketKnife Peek is a COM add-in that works with Outlook 2000 - 2013 (32-bit only)
  • PocketKnife Peek is compatible with all versions of Windows (32- or 64-bit) that run Outlook, including Windows 8.
  • You do not need to install PocketKnife in order to run PocketKnife Peek.
  • PocketKnife Peek is free for personal use and for registered users of PocketKnife. Multi-user licenses are available for businesses. Click here for details.
  • Works with the Outlook E-mail Security Update. No annoying warnings when looking up contact information.
  • Note: PocketKnife Peek does not work with Outlook 97, Outlook 98, or Outlook Express.