Shutdown Addin for Microsoft Outlook
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OUTLOOK SHUTDOWN ADDIN

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STOP USING TASK MANAGER TO KILL OUTLOOK.EXE!

Are you frustrated like I am that Microsoft** Outlook* doesn't shutdown. When you exit Outlook does it stay running the background wasting system resources? We'll if you are then you need Shutdown Addin.

Outlook is notorious for hanging around in the background when a user exits the application. The cause of this is partly a random behavior of Outlook itself and most often a user installed addin that does not release itself from Outlook correctly. Typically, the solution is to uninstall the offending addin. However, if you really like an addin and can't wait for the developer to fix it or have no addin's installed and Outlook STILL stays running the background then you'll want to try Shutdown Addin.

"I was going insane without this program."
                                                        -- Kathy Perry from Canada

Shutdown Addin works by hooking into events triggered by Outlook and invoking a series of commands to help Outlook exit. After a certain timeout period, if Outlook still doesn't exit, then the process is forcefully exited.

Once installed, Shutdown Addin inserts a property page into Outlook's Tools->Options dialog that allows you to quickly and easily change any of Shutdown Addins options.

You can control the following options:

  • Enable/Disable the addin
  • Increase or Decrease the time you want Shutdown Addin to wait before forcing Outlook close.
  • Enable or Disable the shutdown process dialog that Shutdown Addin displays when Outlook exists.
  • NEW: Close any hidden winword.exe processes when using word as your email editor. 


** Microsoft is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries.
* Outlook is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries.


  • Eliminates the need to use Task Manager to kill OUTLOOK.EXE
  • Supports installs on machines with more than one user.
  • Supports terminal client / Citrix environments
  • Seamlessly integrates into Outlook
  • Works with Outlook 2000/XP/2003/2007
  • Works in Microsoft Exchange environments

  • Try/Evaluate Shutdown Addin for as long as you'd like. If you're happy with this product then please register it for ONLY $4.99 (USD).


  • Microsoft Outlook 2000/XP/2003/2007/2010/2013
  • Microsoft Windows XP/Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8

  • This product is known to conflict with Outlook addin's that perform their functionality ONLY when Outlook exits. Microsoft's backup utility for Outlook is on of these addin's and that Shutdown Addin may interfere with. In these cases you may need to increase the shutdown delay time to give the addin enough time to complete its work before Shutdown Addin forces Outlook to exit.