Email Manager offers several advantages over the standard SharePoint preview:
- performance. Email Manager typically shows an email in 1 s whereas it may take several seconds using standard viewer
- view attachments. Email Manager allows users to access email attachments directly in the browser
- tagging emails. Emails of interest can be tagged for future processing (move to other location, add metadata, ...) during viewing
- optimised for handling large number of emails by offering previous/next buttons and the option to jump to a specific email
- can handle emails that are not rendered by the standard SharePoint viewers
- attach SharePoint document(s) to a new email
Email Manager's speed to display has the drawback that it does not render complex emails in their original lay-out.
The next version of the tool (version 2.3) will also support extraction of email metadata and the use of custom metadata.