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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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MS Outlook: How to specify a different mail check interval? Every 5 minutes for Exchange and every 30 minutes for Gmail IMAP?

Outlook from time to time makes an operation 'Send and Receive.' This can sometimes be quite slow and Outlook hangs while this is done. Is is possible to set different intervals for different mail ...
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Can Outlook send multiple simultaneous emails to different people without doing a bcc?

I'm looking to simultaneously send the same email to multiple recipients. Let's say I want to email John and Bill the same email, I want them to be in the "To:" field, but I don't want them to see ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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? ...
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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 ...
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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.
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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?
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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: To:...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Outlook: scheduling recurring out-of-office?

In Outlook, is there a way (or an add-on that can do it) to schedule a recurring out-of-office message? I work 4 10's, so I'm out of the office every Monday, and it's a bit of a pain to have to reset ...
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Outlook Rule - Move mail that is READ and Older than X days

Outlook 2010. Want to create a rule that moves all mail from my inbox to another folder: Has been read Is older than X days I was looking at Auto-archiving, but it does not seem to let me be this ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Can I create a link to a specific email message in Outlook?

I use Outlook as my email client at work, but I don't want to use it to manage my tasks and todos. (Instead I use plain text files and Emacs org-mode.) Since many todo items start out as mails in my ...
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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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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 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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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How to determine what Outlook rule was applied?

I have a number of rules that filter mail to my deleted items folder. Sometimes it seems a rule applies to a message which I did not intend it to apply to. How can you "debug" which rule applied to ...
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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 ...
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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 emails,...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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How do I add canned responses to outlook (2003)

I have a number of situations where I need to respond to an email with a canned responses (sometimes with a few modifications). How can I do this with Outlook 2003?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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How can I disable CTRL+ENTER and ALT+S in Outlook 2007?

I'd like to disable the CTRL+ENTER and ALT+S keyboard shortcuts in Outlook 2007, to avoid accidentally sending incomplete emails. I've found instructions for Outlook 2003 but they don't seem to work ...
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How to enable Email desktop alerts for inbox folders in outlook 2007? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Outlook does not show desktop notifications on a message recieve Right now desktop alerts only comes if mail comes in inbox only . i need desktop alerts for every folder on ...
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How can I have an email link on a web page open in gmail instead of outlook?

How can I have an email link on a web page open in gmail instead of outlook? Also, is it possible to have your browser (in this case Firefox) setup so that it will list a bunch of email clients when ...
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Can I filter out spam based on it containing Chinese characters?

I regularly get spam email that has tons of what I assume are Chinese characters in it. Is there a way to setup Outlook to redirect any mail with these types of characters into my spam folder?
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Outlook macro to interrupt a reply-all?

Is it possible to create an outlook macro such that when a user presses "Reply to All", there is a prompt saying something like "Your message will be sent to the following recipients: x,y,z. Are you ...
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Outlook 2010 won't allow IMAP folders to be searched

In Outlook 2010 on a computer running Windows 7 Professional, I can search for email messages in non-IMAP folders, but not those in my two IMAP folders (SENT and INBOX). However, this feature on ...