If you did not get the chance to upgrade from Microsoft Office 2007 to the latest Office 2010, we strongly advise you to do so. I’m saying this because the e-mail client from Office 2010, called Outlook 2010 is probably the number one e-mail client that you can use in Windows 8 and you should check it out.
One of the main issues in Outlook 2007 was the fact that it used to crash quite a lot, or at least until the first Office 2007 Service Pack came out. If you are facing a similar issue with Office 2007 or Office 2010, you can use an official tool fix released by Microsoft called Outlook Configuration Analyzer Tool, or OCAT for short.
With Outlook Configuration Analyzer Tool you can view a detailed report regarding your Outlook e-mail account and the errors that it encountered. In the report you will be able to see what the main parameters for your e-mail settings are so that it can be easy for you to identify a problem.Once you download and install Outlook Configuration Analyzer Tool, what you have to do is run the tool and it will scan your Outlook e-mail account to see if there are any problems. For each problem detected by Outlook Configuration Analyzer Tool, you will see in the report a link to a Microsoft Knowledge Base article, where you can find more information regarding the subject and what the possible fixes are. Alternatively, you can run Outlook Configuration Analyzer Tool right from the Windows Start menu, using the corresponding shortcut.
What can you do with Outlook Configuration Analyzer Tool?
If you decide to use Outlook Configuration Analyzer Tool, you can scan your computer for Outlook errors or to import a scan from a different computer, analyze the reports in various formats, you can run the Exchange Remote Connectivity Analyzer tool or you can send feedback to the team in charge of Outlook Configuration Analyzer Tool.
If you are a network administrator that often finds himself in the situation where you have to detect and solve issues with the Outlook installs on each computer, you can use Outlook Configuration Analyzer Tool to make it easier for you to diagnose.
Outlook Configuration Analyzer Tool can be used on the Windows 7 operating system, for both Office Outlook 2007 and Office Outlook 2010 and it requires you to have .NET Framework 2.0 installed.
Click here to download Outlook Configuration Analyzer Tool.