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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Copying email address from to/cc/bcc field only copies name (address not in contacts)

A salesperson at work asked me to help her copy email addresses from an Outlook bcc field. She sends out emails to various subgroups of her clients, in groups of several hundred. She wants to save the ...
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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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Outook 2013 with Outlook.com using EAS - exclude Junk Email Folder

I've recently switched from GMail to Outlook.com and fortunately Outlook 2013 supports Outlook.com as backend. I'm almost happy but a couple minor issues still bother me. I have Outlook's New Mail ...
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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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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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Change the default “Outlook Template” location

When I try to save an outlook file as an "Outlook Template", upon switching the file type to outlook template the folder switches to something like: user/applicationdata/microsoft/templates I want ...
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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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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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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 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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Is there a way to backup emails from OWA

I am using OWA on IE8 and am do not have any email client like outlook installed. We just access email in the browser using OWA. Is there a script (maybe a scraper) that backs up the emails? How do I ...
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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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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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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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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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Outlook 2002 Internet headers empty

I'm trying to troubleshoot a bounceback email on an Outlook 2002 client. They are sending email through regular pop3 and SMTP. For the bounceback message, the "Internet Headers" section of properties ...
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Outlook: How to set default picture style?

I always use the same picture style when pasting (not attaching) images into e-mails in Outlook 2007. Even with the Ribbon, setting this style every time is a 4-click process. Is there anyway to set ...
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How do you define your own shortcuts in Outlook 2007

In previous versions of Outlook it was possbile to write some VBA and assign a shortcut to do this. I can't see how to do this in 2007, if indeed it is possbile. Note - the following thread is ...
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Application Integration Mode within Windows 7 (“Windows XP Mode”)

I'm having an issue where applications that are virtualized (on VMs using Windows XP SP3 --not XP Mode, just regular Virtual PC) and accessible by my host machine (Windows 7 Enterprise x64) are just ...
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Outlook 2003 won't authenticate with SMTP before sending

I'm having problems with SMTP authentication in Outlook 2003. My mailserver is set in Outlook, but it won't relay. In other words, Outlook is trying to send mail before authenticating. Authentication ...
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Outlook 2003 crashes when trying to access Using Colors or Automatic Formatting

I'm trying to shrink the font used to display the messages in an outlook 2003 inbox. To get there I need to get to "Automatic Formatting" but every time I try outlook crashes. If there is another way ...
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How to open new window of Outlook 2013 with separate views

Ok... Here's my desire. I found it is possible to open multiple windows when Outlook starts from this answer: How do I open multiple windows when Outlook 2010 starts? But here's what I am wanting to ...
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Why doesn´t my Outlook rule work more then once?

I´ve recently migrated my email to an exchangeserver, with my previous email set as a forward to my current one. I´m using outlook 2010 and Samsung galaxy s5. First problem at hand: Some E-mails ...
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Outlook Calendar Reccurence: Meeting every day except every other Monday

I have a case, when I have meeting every day, but even Mondays (like, July, 6th or July, 20th) we have a day off. I'd like to create a calendar meeting for this purposes, but looks like I cannot ...
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Microsoft Outlook 2011 - using exchange account

I had to format my mac disk. I used time machine to recover all the docs, however, I did not had the option to export the Outlook 2011 database. When restoring the main identity with the rebuild ...
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Enable or disable custom button in ribbon in Outlook

I have a custom button in ribbon in compose window of outlook. When a user clicks on it, some actions are performed. I want to enable/disable this button when BCC is specified in compose mail window. ...
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Outlook 2013 updating inbox but no new items

I have Outlook 2013 with an Exchange account configured. Nothing has changed but suddenly I am getting the message "UPDATING Inbox (980 MB)" in the status bar. There is constant progress in the ...
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Automate export of calendar from Outlook to Google

I use Microsoft Outlook 2013 for work and Google Calendar for everything else. I'd like to find an easy way to sync my work calendar to my personal calendar. Ideally, this would be a software ...
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Outlook 2010 broken even after uninstall and reinstall, can't even create a profile

For no reason, Outlook popped up with a data file cannot be accessed error during send/receive. The error blocked message sending and receiving for all 4 accounts. Summary of what I tried (nothing ...
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How to make Outlook always show the full email id of a forwarded mail

Am currently using Outlook 2013. Several times, when a mail is forwarded to me, i only see the First/Last name of the person in the forwarded mail, not the email id. Is there a way to make Outlook ...
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Cursor disappears in office 2010 applications NOT while typing

We have a problem with multiple HP Elite pads running Windows 8.1 and Office 2010 where if an Office application (mainly Word and Outlook seen so far) is running and the device is put into the docking ...
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Mail is not removed from server after setting in MS Outlook 2010

I know how to set up the Leave a copy of messages on the Server and Remove from server after x days. But, after I configure in the Internet E-mail settings, I found the EmailAccountA's mails still ...
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Outlook sync IMAP folders

I currently have IMAP hosting from SolidShellSecurity, LLC and not Exchange if that means much. I wanted to save money and just go with IMAP because that was free over $10/mo per mail box with ...
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How to create an Exchange format email address for an external recipient?

I understand that email addresses used by Exchange server of this format are called X500 addresses: ...