Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Outlook Add-In Updates

The Growl Outlook Add-In has been updated with a couple of bug fixes. Notably, the following bugs have been fixed:

  • wouldnt show a notification if the email subject was empty
  • didnt notify on new meeting requests

Download the Growl Outlook Add-In


  1. this is not working correctly. every time i try to use Peachtree to send emails it freezes growl. and Peachtree cannot send emails. i disabled the addon in outlook and all works fine

  2. This add in works well apart from when I exit outlook (2007). Outlook doesn't close down cleanly and the system tray 'sticks'. If I uninstall the addin, outlook closes down cleanly OK. Not a huge issue, but it would nice if it didn't do this :-)

  3. Outlook tells me that:
    A program is trying to access e-mail addresses you have stored in Outlook. Do you want to allow this?

    If this is unexpected, it may be a virus and you should choose "No".

    This...is unexpected...

  4. @Anonymous - re: virus warning
    that is definitely unexpected. Growl does not access your email addresses, so you should definitely not allow it. you can try uninstalling the Outlook Add-In to see if the behavior goes away.

  5. @brian_dunnington: re: you can try uninstalling the Outlook Add-In to see if the behavior goes away.

    Yeah - um, of course I did that. And the behaviour went away.

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  7. When I loaded this addin Outlook 2007 says - "Loading failed. Runtime error occured during start this addin". What is this ?

  8. The add-in works for me with Outlook 2007 except that every time I restart Outlook I have to go into the "Trust" settings and re-enable the add-in. Anyone know why it would get disabled each time I start Outlook?

  9. Plugin doesn't work for me in Outlook 2007. Tried restarting everything and rebooting computer. Nothing. Very frustrating. Any ideas?

  10. Kevin.. You need to TRUST the add-in. Go to Tools -> Trust Center. Click on Add-Ins. At the bottom of the window, select COM Add-Ins in the drop down and press the GO button. Once in there, you will see the GrowlExtras.OutlookAddin. Place a check mark in the box. Outlook should then register within Growl and you should then get your notifications. I had the same problem!!!

  11. Hi, is it possible to get the Source?
    I would like to modify it a little bit to parse some special Emails that i receyve and modify some other things.

    That would be great!

  12. Is it possible to receive notifications for other Mailboxes than the Primary Inbox?

    kind regards

  13. I'm getting the "Loading Failed. Runtime error occurred during the loading of the COM Add-in" message. I found it after using the Trust Center to manage the COM Add-ins and turn on the add-in, then going back to the Trust Center when G4O wasn't loaded. I had this set up on my Windows XP (where it worked fine) but they replaced my computer today with Windows 7 64-bit. I don't even know if I'm technically an admin, though I can install and remove programs (as I could on the XP machine). I'm thinking the problem must be related to either Windows 64-bit with Outlook 32-bit & Growl 32-bit or with the Administrator privileges issue. Can anyone suggest a solution? I reinstalled G4O but that didn't help. Thanks in advance!

  14. OK, it turns out that I needed to install the Microsoft 2005 VSTO Runtime tool. I guess it doesn't come with Windows 7 x64. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyId=8315654B-A5AE-4108-B7FC-186402563F2B&displaylang=en

  15. @dennitzio - thanks for posting the follow-up with the solution. i have had a few other people tell me the same thing, but it is good to have it here in one place for future searchers.

    the VSTO 2005 runtime is marked as a pre-requisite when the Outlook plugin is installed, so it is supposed to install it for you if you dont have it, but apparently that is not working as intended.

  16. @dennitzio @brian dunnington For me, it still doesn't work

    The VSTO 2005 runtime did install properly during the plugin install, but even after installing from the link @dennitzio posted, it still did not work

  17. It doesn't seem to work with the new Growl 1.3 for the Mac. I have Outlook 2007 running in an XP SP3 VM in VMWare Fusion. I have forwarding enabled and growlnotify from Windows to the host mac works.
    However, Outlook growls doesn't make it thru. I fired up Wireshark and it says "GNTP 402: Application/notification needs to be registered...".
    Has anybody gotten GrowlforWindows and OutlookGrowlAddin to forward growls to Growl 1.3 (App Store version)?

  18. @Jnatividad - If the error is 402, that means that Outlook is not registered on the
    Mac side and thus it wont show any notifications. One way to try to
    force it to re-register is to make sure Growl on the Mac is running
    and then close Outlook and re-open it. When you do that, the Outlook
    plugin will be reloaded, which will cause it to re-register with Growl
    (on the PC) and that registration should be forwared to the Mac.

    Since Growl 1.3 from the Mac App store just came out, it looks like
    there are a few teething problems, but I am sure we can help you get
    it sorted out.