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How to Track Your OutTwit in a Separate .pst File

I started using OutTwit which is a Microsoft Outlook plug in that allows you to manage your Twitter activities from Outlook last week and so far I really like it. One issue that does concern me though is that if I let my OutTwit folder go for a few days without checking it, a lot of twitter emails can stack up in there and bog down my exchange folders. So, the solution I came up with was to create a separate .pst file that resides on my local computer to hold my OutTwit messages – read on to see how I did it.

First you need to create the new .pst file – see How to Create a .pst File and use the name “Twitter” for the file name and folder name. Next, you need to tell OutTwit where to send your tweets. On the OutTwit tool bar, click the OutTwit button and select Options (see thumbnail below).

OutTwit ToolBar

The OutTwit – Enter Account Information window will open (see thumbnail below).

OutTwit Enter Account Information Window

Click the Select Folder button and the Select Folder window will open (see thumbnail below). Scroll down in the Folders list view until you see your newly created folder and then select it and click the OK button. Click the OK button on the OutTwit – Enter Account Information window and you’re done.

OutTwit Select Folder Window

One other option to keep the amount of space gobbled up by OutTwit down is to set your Auto-Archive function for the folder set to receive your tweets (in the case about the Twitter folder) to automatically delete tweets once they reach a specified age. For directions for this option as well as other great tips, check out the OutTwit FAQs.

This post was written by MistyKhan and published on February 28, 2008 in the following categories: Add-ins, How-To's, Performance. You can leave trackbacks on this post at this address. To follow the comments on this post subscribe to the RSS feed.


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