Archive for the ‘JW!Convo’ Category

“Toolbar doesn’t show up after install” issue

January 19, 2006

There was an issue with the Registry Entries being made by the installer. If you downloaded a version of the Toolbar before 6:25PM (PST), please re-download and re-install.

To do this, first go to Add/Remove Programs and remove JWConvo. Then re-install. That should take care of it. The toolbar will load straight-away and popup the registration box.

JW!Convo First Run setup tip

January 17, 2006

When setting up JW!Convo, the first thing you will see after installing the toolbar is a popup asking for a username and password (and a password confimation). I’d recommend NOT using your email account’s password, but something else that you’ll remember. This will provide even better security for your mail.

Once you’ve installed, hit Mass Import and the toolbar will pull a sample of your Inbox and Sent mail (125 mails from each) to give you a glimpse of what JW!Convo can do.

The Gmail-like viewing in Outlook is available either by clicking on a mail in your inbox or Sent mail box and then clicking on View Convo in the tool bar, or by clicking on View List in the look bar and then clicking on an email address in the list. That will bring up the conversation view similar to what you see in Gmail. The big difference is that the mails are shown from the first time you’ve mailed back or forth with someone and then also sorts by Subject on the left hand side.

Let me know what you think. If you have comments or suggestions you can post them here or at

JW!Convo ALPHA v0.1 up and running!

January 16, 2006


I’ve released the toolbar I’ve been chatting up for the last couple weeks. It’s in ALPHA, but I’ve spent some significant time making sure the backend can support decent traffic. Here are the basic into FAQs. The full FAQs can be found here: Full JW!Convo FAQs

Also, you can download it, by clicking here: JWConvoSetup.msi.

What is JW!Convo?
ALPHA ver0.1 rel: 16 January 2006

JW!Convo is a toolbar enabling Microsoft Outlook users to organize and view their mail in a more intuitive conversation format. Patterned initially after the Gmail conversation model, JW!Convo enables users to view conversations they’ve had with specific people over time. The conversation thread is date sorted first (like Gmail) and then sub-categorized by conversation title.

Core features within JW!Convo include:

    Mass Import

  • Mass Import enables you to import your entire Inbox and Sent mailbox into JW!Convo. Each email in your Inbox and Sent mailbox is first encrypted using 256-bit encryption, compressed to about 1/10th of its original size and then sent to the JW!Convo servers for indexing and storage. Each email sent to the database is only added once. So you’ll never see duplicates in your conversation views.
    View List

  • View List is a summary view of the people you’ve interacted with. It lists them alphabetically by email address and displays the last date you’ve had contact with them.
    View Convo

  • View Convo enables you to view conversations you’ve had with someone. You can go to View Convo two ways. First, simply highlight an email from someone in your Inbox and click the View Convo button on the Outlook toolbar. It will take you immediately to the conversation. Alternatively, you can View Convo via the View List button on the Outlook toolbar. Click on a person you’d like to view a conversation for and you’ll immediately be taken to the conversation.
    Automatic Send/Receive updates

  • Each time you send or receive an email, JW!Convo automatically updates your views.

Download it, by clicking here: JWConvoSetup.msi.