“While You Were Out” application free for Microsoft Outlook

Free “While You Were Out” application for Microsoft Outlook 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019

Some of our clients were using the While You Were Out template for Outlook.  After numerous clients kept experiencing issues with this template and no quick or paid alternatives were available we decided to look elsewhere.  By elsewhere we mean our own in house IT staff.  We have designed our own application which works the same way almost, except it is geared for the 21st century.  The application also ensures that one less add-in is running in outlook and that provides better security  and reliability.  The best part is we are allowing you to download and use the application free of charge!

Support is limited or non-existent with the public release of the While You Were Out application; however, feel free to leave a comment below and we will try to answer the best we can.


  • Fast Install, no administrative rights required
  • Does not rely on Outlook Macros (less security issues!)
  • Quick setup
  • Built on the ClickOnce framework, install once and it will update automatically on startup.
  • It’s fast and works all the time!
  • Gets updated automatically from the internet no need to push out applications/updates manually


  • .Net 4 Full Extended*
  • WinInstaller 4.5*
  • Works with Outlook 2003-2019

*these files will automatically install if missing on the machine during installation