Outlook is a personal information manager software used as an email client, calendar/appointment manager and contact book. Not to be confused with outlook.com, the new name/interface for Hotmail.

learn more… | top users | synonyms (1)

15
votes
3answers
50k views

Prevent Outlook 2010 Insert Picture resizing image

When I "Insert Picture" a JPEG in Outlook 2010 it automatically resizes the image and, I think, recompresses it too. I realise this would be useful for photographs or for people who try to email 1MB ...
3
votes
5answers
6k views

Is there any way to “restore” a .pst (Outlook Personal Folder) or .ost (Offline Folder file)?

I have Microsoft Outlook 2007 installed and use IMAP for all my mail accounts. When I updated to Windows 7 I had to reinstall Outlook and thus download all the headers again. I ended up downloading ...
8
votes
8answers
13k views

Clicking hyperlinks in Email messages becomes painfully slow

Running Windows 7 (RC, 64 bit). Suddenly, today, after months without a problem, clicking on links has become extremely slow. I've noticed this in two places. (1) clicking hyperlinks in Outlook ...
5
votes
2answers
88k views

How to move emails from outlook express to outlook on a different computer?

I have an old computer with thousands of emails under Outlook Express on an old Windows XP PC. I'd like to move them to a newer Windows 7 PC which uses Outlook 2010. What's the best way to do this? ...
2
votes
3answers
5k views

Is there a way to recover deleted emails from an Outlook PST file?

A customer has deleted emails from his Junk Email folder, and now we have been asked to recover them from the pst data file. Is this possible and how to go about it? Tried using the advice at ...
58
votes
7answers
87k views

How to make Outlook Calendar reminders stay on top in Windows 7

I'm just starting to use Windows 7 and I want to know how to make my Outlook reminders pop up and show themselves prominently. They keep opening discreetly, as just another window in the Outlook ...
18
votes
1answer
28k views

How do I stop Outlook Out-Of-Office from replying to certain addresses?

When I am out of the office, if I turn Out-of-Office on, it auto-replies to the automated emails I get from our Bug Tracking system, which leads to our Bug Tracking system getting full of message ...
9
votes
1answer
29k views

Scheduled and recurring email in Outlook?

I need to send some emails at a specific time of the day and need to do it every day. How can I do it with Outlook? Delay delivery helps to send mail at a specific of time; but how to create new mail ...
8
votes
2answers
8k views

How to make Outlook display envelope icon for unread mail in other folders than Inbox?

I get a bunch of SVN commit messages to my email, and I created a rule to move them to a separate folder ("commits"). Now, the problem I have is that when I get a new commit message, Outlook no longer ...
14
votes
5answers
21k views

Custom one-key keyboard shortcuts in Outlook 2010 or 2013?

I'm a gmail junkie, and one of my favorite features is the keyboard shortcut "a" inside an email to archive the message. I can't remember if that was the default or if I set it to such a quick little ...
17
votes
6answers
177k views

The Outlook data file can't be accessed, how do I repair it?

I am using the beta 2010 Office Outlook. When I try receive or send, I get the following error. Outlook data file cannot be accessed. Repairing and reinstalling Office and trying to use any ...
10
votes
1answer
831 views

Recovering Outlook .pst password?

I am trying to recover an Outlook .pst file password. Is there some way to do this? I am using Outlook 2007 and Windows 7.
8
votes
2answers
4k views

Sync Google, Outlook Calendar and Contacts

At work we are on an exchange server, and at home I like to use Google calendar. Whats the best way to keep my contacts and calendar in sync?
7
votes
2answers
6k views

Outlook keyboard shortcut to move message to a different folder

I am trying to organize my inbox and move my messages to certain folders. Is there a keyboard shortcut I can set up like: CRTL + 1 : Personal Folder CRTL + 2 : Task 1 Folder CRTL + 3 : Task 2 ...
6
votes
3answers
555 views

Recover Outlook PST files

I have a 6 GB Outlook file that won't load in Outlook any more. I am not sure what recovery options I have available. I downloaded one recovery tool demo which shows some but not all mail messages. ...
3
votes
1answer
1k views

How to configure a hotkey/shortcut to activate a macro in Outlook 2007?

Is there a way to configure Outlook 2007 so by pressing a [CTRL]+[letter] combination, a macro is activated?
1
vote
2answers
585 views

Outlook VBA macro to forward email attachment, but delete message body

I am trying to add a custom action to a rule in Outlook where a message is automatically forwarded and the attachment stays but the original body message is deleted. I need to write code for the ...
57
votes
10answers
258k views

How can I synchronise my Outlook Calendar with Google Calendar (preferably using a free/open source tool)? [closed]

How can I synchronise my desktop Outlook calendar with my Google Calendar (Outlook -> Google)? I saw the question Free tool for Synchronizing Google Contacts and Calendar with Outlook, but the ...
54
votes
3answers
15k views

Breaking the Outlook 2010 e-mail blue quote line for inline responses

UPDATE: I've finally figured out a way to comprehensively fix this problem, though it took a lot of work and the creation of an Outlook 2010 addin! See below for the addin download. As far as I'm ...
82
votes
3answers
98k views

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?). ...
36
votes
1answer
41k views

Outlook does not show desktop notifications on a message receive

I have a number of accounts in Microsoft Office Outlook 2007, a folder for each and a rule which moves message for appropriate folder. Also it has to show a desktop notification. But it doesn't! I ...
11
votes
4answers
33k views

Save attachments from many emails at once in Outlook?

Someone sent me 200 emails overnight, with one file attachment apiece. sigh I'm expecting another 200 each night for the next three nights (the emails come from a server, so asking them to batch them ...
4
votes
1answer
4k views

How to replace text in the body of an incoming message with a hyperlink in Outlook 2010?

Does anyone know of a way or a program that will read a received email and recognize a static format of text (in my case it will be "#" followed by 6 integers), and make that a hyperlink to a webpage? ...
5
votes
4answers
11k views

Outlook 2003: how to forward messages and not lose the sender/recipient email addresses

This is a follow-up for my other question about Outlook 2003. How do I get Outlook 2003 to forward messages and include the email addresses instead of hiding them? Let's say I have the following ...
5
votes
2answers
4k views

Strip attachments from emails to disk but leave a link in the email to the attachment

I want to be able to strip attachments from emails and save them to disk. What I also want to do in addition to this is leave a link within the email to the attachment that was stripped out and saved ...
6
votes
3answers
1k views

How to copy Outlook 2003 recipients to clipboard verbatim

So I have a message in Outlook with about 30 recipients. I need to respond to those recipients from my Gmail account. No problem, right? I'll just cut and paste from Outlook to Gmail. In Outlook: ...
4
votes
2answers
7k views

Outlook automatic reply that retains body text of the incoming message

I'm able to create a rule that replies to incoming emails with a template. That works as designed, however I would like for the reply to quote the original incoming email just like it would appear if ...
6
votes
1answer
655 views

How do I tell Microsoft Outlook to minimize to the System Tray?

When I click on minimize in Outlook, I would like i to minimize to the System Tray, not the Task bar. How do I do this?
1
vote
1answer
272 views

When using multiple accounts, how to ensure emails are sent from the correct account

I use 2 email accounts with Outlook. One for work, one for personal. The problem I have is I am forever sending work emails from my personal account! How do I set up a list of "do not send email to ...
1
vote
2answers
6k views

Can I make a shortcut to Send Outlook Email from Template?

Using the information provided here, I was able to successfully create an email template and send a message using this template. However, using this template is quite cumbersome - one must go to New ...
4
votes
2answers
11k views

How to read or reuse and old, saved, Outlook .ost file?

There is a trick to this: I have switched since from an Outlook Exchange provider to an regular IMAP/POP3 email provider. As I did not need the old emails at that time, I've just saved the .ost file ...
3
votes
4answers
6k views

Outlook 2010: How to turn Out of Office on automatically when Outlook is closed?

Is it possible to make Outlook 2010 turn on the "Automatic Replies" feature when I close the application? I like to turn on "Out of Office" at the end of the day but in a hurry it's easily forgotten. ...
2
votes
1answer
440 views

Outlook: Automatically set from address when replying

I have a dozen forwarders sending into a gmail account, I have outlook setup using imap but when I reply I don't want it sending from the Gmail address, instead I want it to come from one of the ...
1
vote
1answer
8k views

How do I set up Outlook to send a auto reply during a certain hour of the day every day?

I would like to protect myself from unreasonable demands during my work day. One of those is telling people that I will not respond to any emails before 3pm. I'd like to set up a rule in outlook ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

Is it possible to filter addresses in the CC field but not in the TO field?

What I'm trying to do is setup a rule in Outlook 2010 that filters on a specific e-mail address in the CC field but not in the To field. For example, all mail with To:example@blah.com should move to a ...
1
vote
2answers
635 views

How do I cut-and-paste an email, so that paste will be in pure text (stripping all html)

I need to be able to select and copy and email, then paste it into a textbox (Sharepoint multi-line extended field). It messes things up when you do this directly since emails have a ton of html in ...
1
vote
2answers
685 views

How can I recover a password for an Outlook 2007 account?

How can I recover a password for an Outlook 2007 account?
1
vote
2answers
7k views

Convert Outlook .ost file to .pst [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there any way to “restore” a .pst (Outlook Personal Folder) or .ost (Offline Folder file)? Here's the situation... We outsource our Exchange hosting to a ...
1
vote
3answers
2k views

Outlook 2007 reinstall & import from backup, now I have duplicates of everything

This morning I reformatted and installed Windows 7. After installing Office 2007, I imported my Outlook data from my dutifully made backup PST file. The only problem seems to be that now I have ...
22
votes
8answers
26k views

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 ...
13
votes
3answers
57k views

How can I export all email addresses I have sent to from Outlook or any other Email Client?

I would like to export a list of email addresses of people I have previously sent mail to. I don't think there is a way to do this without an add-in. I tried a tool called Gwabbit and it did not do ...
10
votes
2answers
14k views

Keep Outlook Invitations in Inbox

Is there a setting so that when an Outlook meeting invitation is accepted the invitation is not automatically removed from the Inbox? I often accept invitations and then realize that I needed some ...
13
votes
8answers
30k views

How to fix the wrong number of unread emails flag in Outlook 2013?

I have an annoying problem in Outlook 2013. My inbox is flagged with "1" unread message, but this is not the case. Even when I empty my inbox folder, this bold "1" stays next to my folder, new as it ...
12
votes
3answers
5k views

Why does my Tray Icon's Behavior occasionally reset Windows 7?

I'm fine with having most of my tray icons hidden, however I want the Outlook Notification envelop to show at all times when I have new messages. Its important for me to know when I have unread ...
9
votes
1answer
27k views

How do I stop Outlook from asking me to choose a profile?

Microsoft Outlook 2003: I used to have two profiles with my Outlook, but I deleted it and now only have one. It is still asking me for what profile to choose. I have tried selecting the option to set ...
8
votes
6answers
49k views

Auto Forward mails to gmail from Outlook

I have a highly secured computer windows server 2003 where my outlook express is configured, i want to forward all the mails coming from Outlook to gmail. I put some auto forward rule in outlook but ...
7
votes
3answers
38k views

How to make Outlook 2010 not warn on empty subject?

I'm using the beta of Outlook 2010, and am wondering how I can set it to STOP warning me on empty subject lines. My family and friends (as opposed to work) I generally send with no subject, and it is ...
4
votes
1answer
1k views

Outlook Search folder — How to filter messages that have one category but don't have another?

I'm coming from a Google Apps setup at my old company to Outlook 2007 at my new company, and I'm trying to make it feel "more like home." I plan to use Search Folders to handle my Status labels, but ...
3
votes
2answers
20k views

can you create a rule in outlook to move all emails that were sent to ANY distribution list that you are in

i want a folder with all emails that come to me because i am in distribution list. I see how i can do this individually (1 rule for each specific list) but i wanted to see if i can do this in one ...
14
votes
4answers
19k views

Prevent Outlook from automatically deleting meeting emails

I'm using Outlook Web Access to read my email. When I receive a meeting notice and acknowledge it, Outlook adds it to my calendar then deletes the email. Is there a way to disable Outlook ...