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.

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How to convert an Outlook 2007 .ost file to a .pst file, so I can open it in another, local computer?

I have a couple of backed up .pst and .ost files that were used with a server that is not accessible anymore. On my local machine, I was able to Add... the .pst file to my fresh Outlook 2007 and ...
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Outlook 2010: How to top-quote initial message

If I have a message in Outlook 2010 whose body is "Hello, World." and I reply, I get... [caret position] mysig | myphone | my name Hello, World. What's the easiest way to get ...
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Can Outlook tasks be shared without Exchange?

We work in a small business with no Exchange server (yet). Is it possible to share Outlook 2010 Tasks between two people without using an Exchange server?
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Outlook desktop alerts don't work while in a full screen RDP window

I have a user running Windows 7 64-bit who's started to use Remote Desktop a lot to remote into our servers. The user is quite important, but he isn't getting his desktop notifications while remoted ...
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Bizarre IMAP issue with Outlook 2013

Have a client that is using Outlook 2013 with a GoDaddy hosted IMAP email account. This was recently setup and they created a number of new folders by right clicking on the left side near Inbox and ...
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Automatically add LDAP directory to Outlook?

Is it possible to add a new LDAP-directory to the outlook addressbook with a script? I haven't found an appropriate registry key. I would prefer a .reg file. A .msp file created with Office setup ...
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Outlook forgets active directory authentication for RSS feeds

I am using Outlook 2010 to subscribe to some RSS feeds which require authentication using my Active Directory account. This works fine for a day or two but then Outlook forgets the authentication ...
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Windows 10 - Cannot login to any mail client

I recently upgraded to windows 10 in my laptop. All has been smooth. But i cannot login to mail, store or calendar using mail accounts. What happens is, Start/mail/add account/ then the "choose an ...
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How do I get Outlook to compose new emails from the default account and not ignore the actual default setting on a Mac (Office 365)?

I run Office 365 on a Mac (Yosemite) I have two accounts in Outlook. I have set a default account. However, each time I compose a message, it overrides my default account and opts for whatever account ...
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Outlook won't receive certain forwarded emails

The business that I work for has a website with an order form that, when submitted, sends the order information to the primary email (an address with the ISP, run through outlook) and a backup email ...
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How to send an Outlook (2010) invitation for an event without including myself?

The partners at my firm would like to be able to send an invitation to multiple employees so that they know to go to Client ABC on Tuesday, but to not have the appointment show up on the partner's ...
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I have about 100 “ghost” reminders stuck in Outlook/Exchange. How do I get rid of them?

(I'm using Outlook 2013 and Exchange 2013.) Based on very poor support I got from Microsoft a long time ago, I was advised to export my Exchange mailbox and then create a new one and re-import. This ...
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Can't mark emails as Not Junk in Outlook 2013

When I try to mark an email as Not Junk in Outlook 2013, I typically get a dialog that says The operation cannot be performed because the message has been changed. This happens about 90% of the time. ...
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Is there a way to have Windows Snipping Tool append Outlook's signature to emailed snips automatically?

I've recently deployed a logon script in our company to standardize signatures in MS Outlook. Someone has brought an interesting issue to my attention. When using the Snipping Tool to directly email a ...
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Creating OFT templates for Outlook from HTML

Is there a stable way of creating an Outlook OFT template, suitable for distributing to users (for them to use), from HTML? We'd like to create an email template for use by a number of people, I'm ...
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How to check if one email is 100% contained in another?

How can you delete emails that are 100% embodied in another email efficiently? I want to avoid reading each email individually to check manually. I use MS Outlook 2013. For example, let's say that in ...
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Continuous Sync between Outlook 2007 Calendar and Google Calendar?

I have a user that wants to sync their Outlook 2007 calendar with Google Calendar so they can get their schedule on their phone. Now, I've seen how to set this up to transfer calendar to calendar but ...
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OWA printing nearly blank e-mails from Firefox

Trying to deduce an issue in my office department: when printing e-mails from Outlook Web Access (Office365) using Firefox, some e-mails are coming out nearly blank (the headers--date/url/page numbers ...
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How can sensitive data written in a custom Outlook Form be protected?

We have an outlook form that is installed on some users machines, for use with their Exchange email account. All the emails sent using that form go to an internal functional/shared mailbox that is ...
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Outlook 2013 is marking all messages read when it is opened

I have outlook 2013 and it is marking every message in my inbox read the second I open the program. I have no way of knowing which emails I have actually read or not. I can't figure out any reason ...
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Daily summary of all outlook meetings for the day in email or notification form

Is there a way to get a daily summary of all outlook meetings for the day? Email form would be fine, as would a smartphone notification. I would set it up to notify me at 9AM or perhaps at breakfast ...
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Search folders in Outlook 2013 not updating on start

I reorganized my email and added 3 more .pst data files (removing a few more older ones). The problem is that the only Search Folders updating on start are only the main inbox ones (the only data file ...
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How to prevent Outlook from sending header with IP address and hostname

Right now Outlook 2013 is sending each message with a header containing hostname, internal IP and external IP. How can this be stopped? This must take place on a local level because the computer is ...
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Prevent removal of invites from OSX Outlook

Is there a setting so that when an Outlook for Mac meeting invitation is accepted the invitation is not automatically removed from the Inbox in Outlook for Mac 2011? I often accept invitations and ...
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How to forward an e-mail and add the original sender to Reply-To?

When forwarding an e-mail how to configure e-mail clients to put the address of the original e-mail sender (From:) to the Reply-To: (or different) header? I am looking mainly for a solution for ...
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permanently decrypt messages in outlook (S/MIME)

I have messages encrypted with S/MIME in Microsoft Outook. These can only be decrypted with the certificate installed on the client. Encryption stays even when saving the messagesto disk (as .msg) or ...
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How to automatically get mail from work Exchange server into Gmail

My work recently turned off forwarding of email coming in to our work addresses (grrr) but I am addicted to the gmail user interface and to my collection of all my mails in gmail. Can anyone suggest ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut to turn a tab-delimited recordset into a table?

I have a text file containing records of data that's tab-delimited. I like to paste it into an email, select it, and go to Insert > Table > Insert Table to turn the tabbed data into a legit ...
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Cannot Open The Outlook Window - after upgrade

I have been trying to upgrade a colleagues email from Outlook 2007 / Exchange Server 2007 to Outlook 2010 / Exchange 2010, however I am unable to get Outlook 2010 to open following the change. I ...
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Filtering Outlook conversations started by a particular user

How can I setup Outlook 2010 to automatically filter all conversations started by a particular user and move them to another folder? Example: X sends emails to me and other people. Some of us respond ...
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How do I make Outlook 2010 print attachments automatically?

I'm trying to get Outlook 2010 to print attachments automatically apon arrival. I've found this on the internet. The VBA code is Sub LSPrint(Item As Outlook.MailItem) On Error GoTo OError ...
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Outlook VBA script - find and replace text with image

I have a e-commerce store. When I get a sale, I receive an order confirmation email which contains the name of the product sold. When the email comes through, I would like to run a script that ...
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Outlook 2010 search field criteria: exchange folder/account

I'm using the Outlook query builder in the conditional formatting of a calendar view to highlight specific events. Since I have multiple calendars from different exchange accounts, I only want to ...
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Is there anyway to prevent “Outlook is using an old .ost file” error?

So, I have to use Outlook at my work. One of the most annoying things is the error Outlook is using an old copy of your Outlook data file (.ost). Exit Outlook, delete the file, and restart ...
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Search for e-mails with inline pictures in Outlook 2007/2010 advanced search

I am aware that there is a way of searching for mail items that have 1 or 2+ attachments within advanced search in the above outlook versions (and probably earlier ones also), however it appears ...
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Is there any way to make MAPI emails in Outlook non-modal?

In Outlook 2010 64 bit, if I send a new message, that open up a non-modal window. I can return to the main window to do other tasks such as look at a calendar. However, if I send the mail through ...
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Retain remote image dimensions in Outlook HTML Signatures

I'm using an image (96DPI) from a remote server in my Outlook signature named banner.png. I don't specify the image height and width attributes in my HTML code. This is so that I may change the size ...
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Quickstep in Outlook 2013 Gmail IMAP account doesn't execute “mark as read” instruction

I am using Office 2013, and I have a Gmail account set up via IMAP. I have created an "Archive" quickstep in Outlook with 2 instructions: mark item as read move to folder "All Mail" If I execute ...
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Create an Outlook Quick Step for every user on a certain computer?

I need to create a quick step that shows up on every Outlook account on a certain computer. It shouldn't be added to the user's roaming profile, although it's not terrible if that happens. It would ...
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Large mailbox in Outlook 2007 takes ages to index

In our company each user has a single mailbox and all email they have ever sent/received is in that mailbox. We don't do archiving to PST and we thought that was the way forward. The problem we now ...
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Junk mail criteria used by Exchange and/or Outlook

Is there any documentation, official or unofficial, about how email ends up in the junk folder? Emails from a domain that I am hosting ends up in my junk folder, and presumably in everybody else's ...
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Sync ALL Outlook Invites with Google Calendar

Just to preface, this is not a duplicate of : Sync Google, Outlook Calendar and Contacts Is there any way to sync an Outlook Calendar with your Google Calendar, outside of 'Google Calendar Sync'? ...
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Outlook keeps forgetting safe sender domains and ignoring contacts

I get a large number of quite similar emails from a particular address, most of which Outlook 2010 identifies as spam. None of these are actually spam. I have Outlook's junk email proection set to ...
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Outlook 2007: Can the From address be different from the SMTP address it is sent through?

Among my numerous email addresses, I have a web-only-based email address which I want to use when writing FROM Outlook 2007. This web-based email address doesn't have an SMTP server I can send ...
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How to correctly enter a multi-part surname in Outlook

I'm using Outlook 2007. My default display is Surname, First_Name. Three-part surnames are quite common in South Africa, I can't comment for the rest of the world. Lets take a very common one as an ...
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Outlook 2010 message “The rule has a condition that the server cannot process” - how to fix?

I've just upgraded to Windows 7 & Office 2010 (from XP & Office 2007), and needed to edit a few of my Rules in Outlook. However, when I click OK to close the Rules and Alerts window I get the ...
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CFURLCreateWithString error from outlook on OSX Lion

After I upgraded to OSX Lion Outlook 2011 for mac has been very slow. My system console shows thousands of this error: 12-02-22 10:09:10.255 AM Microsoft Outlook: CFURLCreateWithString was ...
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Is there a way to navigate Outlook for Mac with keyboard shortcuts?

I use a lot of folders in Outlook/Exchange and rules for automatically sorting incoming mail. I know that there are shortcuts like: ⌘1 = Mail ⌘2 = Calendar ⌘3 = Contacts ... and so on. I've also ...
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How can I create a Search folder that contains multiple object types in Outlook 2007 from a secondary mailbox?

I added an additional mailbox to my account. I want to create a view that is similar to the 'to do list' view that exists for that user. This means I want a search folder that searches that mailbox ...
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Excluding a recipient when sending mail via Outlook to a PDL

Based on an answer to a similar question, what I am trying to accomplish may not be possible without using an Outlook rule. Is it possible to avoid sending myself an email when sending to an internal ...