POPFile is an automatic mail classification tool. Once properly set up and trained, it will scan all email as it arrives and classify it based on your training. You can give it a simple job, like separating out junk e-mail, or a complicated one—like filing mail into a dozen folders. Think of it as a personal assistant for your inbox.

POPFile (v0.22.3 - October 28, 2005)
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Outclass provides POPFile's functionality natively to Outlook. What does this mean? It means that you can use the power of POPFile to classify any email you receive using Microsoft Outlook. This includes IMAP-based email and Exchange-based email as well as any other types that may be supported via Office add-ins (theoretically, anyway).

Outclass has been tested with Outlook 2000, Outlook 2002 (XP), and Outlook 2003, using Exchange, POP3, and IMAP mail, on Windows 2000 and Windows XP and with POPFile v0.18.0 through v0.19.1. Outclass can manually handle Hotmail accounts in Outlook 2002, but does not automatically classify Hotmail email at this time.

Outclass (v1.3.0.0a - October 28, 2005)
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In order to use Outclass, you must install the Windows version of POPFile first. Please refer to the Notes on the Outclass Download page to determine which version of POPFile you need.

A simple Nullsoft Installer package is provided. You must install the Windows version of POPFile -- with the optional Perl components -- prior to installing Outclass. The installer will check for POPFile and will warn you if POPFile is not found.

You do not need to make POPFile start up automatically. In fact, you do not need to run POPFile (popfile.pl) at all. If you do run POPFile simultaneously with Outclass, you may notice that word counts aren't updated as you classify messages. This is because Outclass invokes another instance of POPFile to perform its processing. For this reason, unless you know what you're doing, you really should avoid running the POPFile web server at the same time as Outclass.