What is new in EZDetach 7¶
Welcome to EZDetach v7. This document outlines new features and enhancements which make the product you have come to rely on for saving, managing and processing email attachments even more powerful.
Support for Outlook 2019.¶
Version 7 now officially supports Outlook 2019. Office 365 is also fully supported with the desktop version of Outlook.
Discontinued support for Outlook 2003 and 2007.¶
Outlook 2003 and 2007 are no longer supported. EZDetach v7 works with Outlook 2010 or newer.
If you have been using our SimplyFile product, you know how powerful folder suggestions are. With SimplyFile, you simply click a button to file a message in the right Outlook folder, instead of using tedious and error-prone drag and drop.
In version 6, we have integrated the same folder prediction technology that powers SimplyFile. Instead of suggesting an Outlook destination folder, like in SimplyFile, EZDetach suggests file system destination folders (see Smart Suggestions). However, in version 6, you still had to open the Save Attachments window. In version 7, you can save files even faster by clicking on a QuickSave button. See QuickSave.
In previous versions, EZDetach supported only one set of settings. In version 7, we are introducing a concept of Setting Profiles. A Setting Profile is a collection of settings, such as File Naming Template, Actions, etc. You can create as many Setting Profiles as you would like and quickly switch between them as necessary.
Setting Profiles are also very useful for creating Folder Mappings. You can create a profile once and reuse it for different Folder Mappings, without having to individually configure settings for each folder.
New option allows you to Mark Saved Files As Downloaded From The Internet. This provides an extra level of security for cases when you do not fully trust the source of incoming attachments.
File Name Template enhancements¶
The following new File Naming Template fields are supported:
M_SUBJF200- first 200 characters of the email subject. (The existing token
M_SUBJuses first 80 characters).
M_CS1- message categories.
M_TS_MMMM- month full name or name abbreviation. For example, “January” or “Jan”.
We added two new template token qualifiers -
IW modifies a token to use the first letter of each word.
%M_S_N[IW]% uses only initials of the sender name.
W1 modifies a token to use only the first word of the field.
%M_SUBJ[W1]% uses only the first word of the message subject.
RS removes spaces from the field.
%M_SUBJ[RS]% - removes spaces from the subject.
%M_SUBJ[RS_]% - replaces spaces with underscores.
New “after save” actions are supported. Mark as read, assigning a category, delete into Deleted Items folder.
See the Actions tab of the Edit Profile window.
EZDetach now supports an ability to export configuration settings, such as Folder Mappings, Profiles, Destination Folder List, and import them on another computer.
For large installations we support an option to automatically deploy exported configuration to client workstations.
Cleanup Mapped Folders¶
New Mapped Folders Cleanup commands simplify keeping your folder mappings up to date.
Window position and size¶
Previous versions of EZDetach would always position windows, like Save Messages, in the middle of its parent window. In v7, if you move a EZDetach window, the new position will be remembered for the future. Next time you open the same window, it will be displayed in the same position.
Improved support for different monitor resolutions¶
The window position and size logic, described above, works correctly even if you move between environments with different monitor resolutions or different number of monitors.
Outlook rule support is deprecated¶
Microsoft has removed custom rule action functionality from recent versions of Outlook. As a workaround, you can use EZDetach scheduler.
Non-admin installer and upgrades¶
Unlike previous versions, EZDetach 7 default EXE installer does not require Administrator permissions and can be installed under a regular user account. If you previously installed using the EXE installer, we recommend that you uninstall version 6 prior to upgrading to version 7. (If you do not know which installer you used, you most likely used EXE).
We still provide an admin installer (MSI) for large scale deployment. That process has not changed. Version 7 MSI installer can be installed on top of version 6, without uninstalling.
License management portal¶
Over the last several years, we have received feedback from many of you that you would like us to improve license management and administration. We are introducing a license management portal where you can keep track of your license usage and deactivate installation when you need to move a license to another computer. When creating an account, use the same email address you used when you placed an order.
Subscription licensing model¶
Starting with version 7, we are switching to a subscription licensing model.
What else would you like to see?¶
Many of the new features and improvements are based on your suggestions. If you have ideas on how else we can make EZDetach even more useful to you, we would love to hear from you!