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Outlook 2013 view RAW message source of an email

How can I view the source of an email in Outlook 2013? I want to see the exact email source, as I can do in Gmail or in Mozilla Thunderbird. I'm particularly interested in the top matter (headers?). ...
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Reduce visual redundancies in Outlook 2013?

Outlook 2013 has taken a direction of "how much space can I fill with noise and redundancies". Is it possible to reduce this noise in order to maximize use of screen real estate? For example, in the ...
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In Outlook 2013, is there a way to run AutoArchive immediately?

I've recently upgraded to Outlook 2013 (it's been a bit underwhelming), and it looks like somehow my AutoArchive setting was turned off. No problem, I turned it back on with File | Options | Advanced ...
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Outlook 2013 with Google ActiveSync

I am using the new Outlook 2013 beta, and I'm having problems connecting to the Google ActiveSync server. I can connect fine to the Hotmail server (m.hotmail.com), but when I use the Google server (m....
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How can I make Microsoft Outlook 2013 automatically mark a message as read when it is clicked?

Normally, when I click on an unread message in Outlook 2013, the message remains in the unread state until I click on a different message. How can I make it so that it marks as read when I click on ...
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Outlook sometimes marks folder with one unread message

In an Outlook folder, sometimes even though I marked all messages as read, the folder list shows "1", as if there's an unread message. Note: This is Outlook connected to a corporate Exchange server.
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Outlook 2013 not showing emails older than aprox. 6months old in any folders

I migrated a VP of our company to Office 365 and now he's not seeing emails in folders that there should be. The problem seems to affect all folders but only emails after about 6-12 months old. Other ...
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How can I make Outlook 2010/2013 always reply in plain text?

I want to be able to reply in old-fashioned plain text format when people send me emails (so I can reply inline). Outlook 2010 doesn't seem to allow this when the person sends me an HTML email. Is ...
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Remove Quick Delete button in Outlook 2013?

In the "Compact" View of the Outlook 2013 Preview Pane, how do I remove the quick delete button which appears at the right-hand side of the previewed email? I would prefer to have the flag button as ...
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How do I remove the TeamViewer Outlook Add-In?

After installing TeamViewer, I now have an Add-In installed in Outlook, which, supposedly, lets me create new TeamViewer meetings. I never wanted to have that Add-In and now I want to get rid of it. ...
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Disable auto-complete of name in Outlook 2013

Outlook 2013 has introduced an editor feature that suggests to insert my full name whenever I start typing my first name. This is really annoying because I generally want to use only my first name ...
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Outlook 2013 and GMail: I want outlook delete action to archive not trash

In Outlook 2010 there was an option to have the delete action move the e-mails into a specific IMAP folder instead of moving them to trash. That option is apparently has been dropped in Outlook 2013. ...
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Outlook 2013 + Gmail leads to many messages in drafts even after it is sent

I've added my Gmail to Outlook 2013 via IMAP. Now whenever I compose an email, if I let it wait for a while, it saves a copy to my IMAP drafts folder. However, when I send the message, the message ...
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Style folder name in Bold if there's unread mail

In Outlook 2010 folder names were bold if there was unread mail in them. In Outlook 2013 this was changed, and by default there's only a bold-blueish number behind the folder. How can I once again ...
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Outlook 2013 IMAP synchronizing every second + error 800CCC0F-0-0-560

I've configured an IMAP account in Outlook 2013 which, at first, behaves just fine. It syncs the inbox and fetches about 2mb of messages. New messages arrive promptly in the inbox, all seems well. ...
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How do I disable an Outlook 2013 add-in without starting Outlook?

All the guides I've found online start with "go to the Tools menu". My problem is that Outlook 2013 will not start at all because it gets stuck at start-up while it tries to load the TeamViewer add-in....
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Why does Outlook highlight “some time after” with a blue squiggle?

When I type this in an email: The pot boiled some time after I stopped watching it. Outlook 2013 flags "some time" with a squiggly blue line, and suggests that I change it to "sometime". I have ...
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Highlighting the Current Day in Outlook 2013 Calendar

In Microsoft Outlook 2013, the current day is highlighted by a slightly different color blue at the top of the day. Is there a way to alter this highlighting to make it more obvious at a glance to ...
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OutLook 2013 reading Pane (pain) … screen realestate issue , SEE EDITs

Is outlook 2013 restricted to showing an AVATAR or Picture placeholder and font size 57 for the sender address? I see some info about the embedded and redundant quick butons reply and forward. ...
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Why doesn't the vertical scrollbar work in Outlook's message list?

Moving the scrollbar handle in Outlook 2007's message list doesn't scroll the messages until I let go of the handle. Can I change this behavior? It's pretty annoying, and makes the scrollbar kinda ...
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Outlook 2013 - Slow Performance?

Has anyone made the switch from Office 2010 to 2013 and see the performance decrease difference? I disabled hardware acceleration and animations like many of the posts you will find in searches ...
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How do I import/recover/repair an Outlook 2013 .ost file into a new instance of Outlook 2013?

Note: This is not a Microsoft Exchange problem, but an Outlook 2013 one, and even though it might seem as a duplicate of a previously asked one, please pay attention to the end of the post. A little ...
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Increase Outlook 2013 performance?

I feel that Outlook 2013 (compared to Thunderbird) is quite slow at e.g. changing between mail view and calendar view - is there any way to disable e.g. the animation of the transition between mail ...
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How can I find a lost folder in Outlook?

How can I find a folder that was accidentally moved into an unknown folder in Outlook? I can find messages in the folder and looking at their properties gives me the name of the folder but not where ...
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Can I remove Bing maps from Outlook 365 ProPlus?

I was just upgraded to Office 365 ProPlus and now have "Bing Maps" showing up in my emails. Is there a way to remove/disable this from Outlook?
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Outlook 2013 / Windows 8.1: Delete e-mail from notification toast

I've got Microsoft Office 2013 Service Pack 1 running on my Windows 8.1 (with Update 1) laptop, which is a Dell Latitude E6430. In previous versions of Windows + Office, you could delete an e-mail ...
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How to exclude notifications for all junk email? (Outook 2013)

I've recently switched from GMail to Outlook.com, which fortunately Outlook 2013 supports as backend. I use Exchange ActiveSync. I have Outlook's New Mail Desktop Notifications turned on but since ...
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Outlook 2013 does not sync the drafts folder with my Outlook.com email

I'm using Outlook 2013 and have added my Outlook.com email address via the wizard and chose the Outlook.com option in that wizard. It's a custom domain (i.e. sid@mydomain.com thanks to domains.live....
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Completely remove Outlook up and start afresh

I want to delete all my Outlook accounts, remove all configurations and everything and start afresh. Basically, like do a complete reset. But, it doesn't let me remove my last account saying something ...
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“This file can't be previewed because of an error in the Microsoft Word previewer.”

The issue is: Outlook 2013 simply will not give a preview of Word (nor Excel) docs in attachments. Never had the issue with Outlook 2010. Using Outlook 2013 on Windows 7 64bit SSD with Word 2010. I ...
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Outlook 2013 With GMail Over IMAP is Missing All Mail Folder

When I add my Gmail account to Outlook 2013, I don't see the All Mail folder. I have found a couple forums suggesting the following steps, but following these steps doesn't solve the problem: Right-...
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Outlook 2013: Calendar & Contacts - How to Mark All as Read

In Outlook 2013, the folder view is showing my Calendar and Contacts with a number to the right of it. I assume this means there are "unread" items in Calendar and Contacts. Perhaps my assumption is ...
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Pasting image into Outlook results in an attachment, rather than inline with content

I am pasting an image into an Outlook 2013 email. I want the image to appear in-line with the text. Sometimes the image appears as an attachment. I can force the image to appear in-line by using ...
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How Can I Change the Icon on Outlook 2013?

I would like to change the Icon for Outlook 2013. When I right-click and select Properties, 'Change Icon' is greyed out. As a supplementary question, how can I 'Run As Administrator'? That option ...
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How to Install Outlook 2013 side-by-side with Outlook 2010

Microsoft has just released Office 2013, and I need to be able run both Outlook 2010 and Outlook 2013 on the same machine in order to check the rendering of html emails. (I don't need to run both ...
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How to get all messages expanded in conversation mode in Outlook 2013?

When selecting Show as conversation view mode in Outlook 2013 There are 3 display modes as below snapshots i.e. Collapsed mode Expanded mode #1 - my response mails (i.e. the ones in Sent box) not ...
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Outlook 2013 keeps freezing, semi-consistently

I have an oddity of problem with my Outlook's stability. It seems to be freezing up, not at random intervals, but based on a seemingly strange combination of configurations. I have been trying many ...
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Outlook 2013 gives Windows Security warning when adding live account

I have been trying to add my live.com account to Outlook 2013 but keep getting the below error. I have tried creating a new profile and other things listed at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/...
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Remove Calendar Preview from Reading Pane in Outlook 2013

Is there a way to remove the calendar preview from the reading pane in Outlook 2013?
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Re-download all messages from Gmail into Outlook 2013

I have Outlook 2013 set to sync with my Gmail via IMAP and to include 12 months worth of emails in local storage. This was working fine for the last few weeks and then something happened today and my ...
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How do I stop Outlook from Contacting://www.google-analytics.com?

I am using Microsoft Outlook 2013 on my desktop to access my Gmail account. Every time (and I mean every time) I click on an email in Outlook, I get a small window saying, "Microsoft Outlook ...
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Can I hide built-in folders in Outlook 365?

We're using Office365 with the desktop Outlook client. There are several folders (RSS Subscriptions, Outbox, Junk Email) that I don't use. I don't want to delete them, but is there any way to hide ...
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How to change font of email snippet in Outlook 2013?

I find that the size of the snippet text for an email in Outlook 2013 is extremely small. I would like to change it to something larger, but apparently I can only change the font size of the email ...
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How can I stop Outlook 2013 pop-up alerts

The other day I tried to send an attachment that was too large using my GMail account via Outlook 2013. Now every couple of minutes I get these popups that say: Your IMAP Server wants to Alert ...
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How to change double click behavior of contacts in Outlook 2013?

When double clicking on a name on the To / CC field in Outlook 2007, it used to open Outlook Properties of the contact. But in Outlook 2013, it opens the Contact Card. To open Outlook Properties, ...
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Search folder with unread mail and draft replies

I've created a search folder using the query builder that only shows unread mail, or flagged mail. Unfortunately, this means as I reply to an email (with the inline reply option turned on), it ...
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Display email desktop alert at bottom right corner in OL2013?

I just switched to Office 2013 and now the email desktop alerts pop-up on the top-right corner. Is there any way to make it popup at the good ol' bottom-right corner? (I don't see an option to do it ...
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No new messages in Inbox using Outlook 2013, IMAP, but messages appear in Sent

I'm having a problem similar to this but the provided answer didn't resolve it. Symptoms: Using a non-gmail email service, I've configured IMAP across multiple devices using the same settings and ...
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Why does Outlook 2013 say I have 3 Reminders?

Near the bottom, lefthand corner of Outlook, it says that I have 3 Reminders, like this: However, I don't have any outstanding reminders. In fact, when I click on the "Reminders: 3" display, it ...
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Can not delete Outlook 2013 mailbox folder

When I try to delete mailbox folder in the Outlook, it gives this error: Cannot delete this folder. Right-click the folder, and then click Properties to check your permissions for the folder. ...