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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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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Change Outlook “Mark As Read” Behavior

Can someone describe to me, step by step, what I would need to do in order to change the default Outlook "Mark as Read" behavior? Default Behavior: Outlook marks a message as read when It has ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How to save a mail into an .eml-file with Outlook?

Outlook Express and Thunderbird both support the .eml-file format. Somehow Outlook does not. Is there any way to save mails into into an .eml-file using Outlook (e.g. with the help of a plugin)?
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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 adjust start and end time for reoccuring meetings in Outlook?

I have a situation where I have a few reoccurring meetings in my Outlook calendar for which I want to change the start and end time for. I didn't create the meeting in the first place, and I don't ...
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Is there any way to turn on my “Out of Office” automatic replies when an event in the calendar is marked “out of office”?

I have recurring events that cause me to be out of the office on a regular basis. I have updated my calendar to reflect that I will be out of the office. Currently I use the "Out of Office" ...
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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 ...
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How do you “Edit As New” in Outlook?

In Thunderbird, there's the option to "Edit As New...". When selecting that option, I can edit the original message and send it like a new message. How can I do the same thing in Outlook?
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Is there a wildcard for setting up an Outlook 2007 rule?

I would like to create a rule that moves anything with the words SUCCESS * BenchmarkResults, where the * indicates a wildcard to a specific folder. We have multiple systems that will be put in place ...
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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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Make sent items show up in conversation view in Outlook 2010?

This one is pretty simple: I am using Outlook 2010 in "Conversation View" which is great except for the fact that Sent Items do not show up in this view. When using the beta version of Outlook 2010, ...
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Can I use a different signature in Outlook for internal versus external mail?

Our company requires use of a specific signature (with an image) for external e-mail and would like to use a different signature for internal e-mail (without an image). Is this possible with Outlook ...
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Bulk Deleting All Messages in a Folder in Microsoft Outlook Web Access [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Multiple delete in Microsoft Outlook Web Access How do you delete all messages in a folder in Outlook, preferrably through Web Access? I left my Outlook account ...
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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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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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Undo send email in Outlook

Is there an equivalent of Undo Sent Gmail feature in Microsoft Outlook? I believe that once that feature is enabled in Gmail the sending of email is postponed by 5 to 30 seconds (depending on ...
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Conversation based grouping in Outlook similar to gmail?

I'm stuck using my employer's Outlook 2007 system for work email and don't have the option to forward to my gmail account. The only thing I really miss alot from gmail is the threaded conversations ...
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Can employer retrieve emails sent using work email after you delete them in outlook?

If I delete a bunch of emails from outlook, can my manager still retrieve them and read them? If yes, can they view all the attachments?
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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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Outlook 2011 for Mac - subscribe to iCalendar feed?

Similar to the question Add ics file to outlook 2011 (Mac) as new calendar, but rather than importing a static ICS file, I'd like to subscribe to an ICS feed (like iCal can). Is this possible with ...
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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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Is there a Shortcut for “Mark all messages as read” in Outlook?

I am trying to find a shortcut for marking all messages (eMails) in a folder as read by using a keyboard shortcut, but had no luck in finding one so far. I am using Microsoft Outlook 2010 and when I ...
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Why does the Outlook taskbar envelope icon sometimes remain active, even if I have no unread email?

Outlook has a nice envelope icon that displays on top of the taskbar icon when I have new mail. Sometimes this icon comes up when I get a new message, but then doesn't go away when the message is ...
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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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How to remove the Outlook 2010 icon from tray?

How do I remove the Outlook 2010 icon from my Windows 7 system tray / notification area? Just for clarification: i really mean 'remove' and not 'hide'. I have the icon in the taskbar and I don't ...
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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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Outlook 2010 RULES - How to use “OR” boolean

It seems that Microsoft Outlook 2010 can only use the "AND" boolean when setting RULES. I find that very disturbing since even the lower end Windows Live Mail can use "OR". Am I missing something? I'm ...
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How can I make Outlook 2010 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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How can I import a PST file to Gmail?

I'm in the process of moving my email to Gmail. I used to use Outlook and I have a massive amount of email stored in various PST files (about 7GB worth). Ultimately I'd like to store this all in Gmail ...
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How can I send an Outlook 2007 email containing a linked image?

I want to send an Outlook email that contains an externally hosted image, but I can find no options in the UI that lets me do this. I want to insert the image's URL somehow, and have it appear as an ...
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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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Is it possible to search an Outlook folder with Ctrl-F?

I've got CtrlF burned into my brain and hands to do a search. Outlook makes you use CtrlE because CtrlF does a forward. But when composing an email, CtrlF initiates a find. Assuming I'm OK giving ...
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Open links from Outlook in non-default browser

I use Firefox as my default browser, but I want all links from Microsoft Outlook to be opened in Chrome. I need it because of separation - I use Firefox for one kind of work and Chrome for another. ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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Where does Outlook 2007 store opened attachments temporarily?

If a 'friend' has double-clicked an Excel attachment from an Outlook 2007 email and worked on it, saved it and then closed Excel and the email, where would that file be lurking (assuming I haven't ...
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Why Outlook 2007 pasted images are larger than original?

I have been using Outlook 2007 for over a year with no image problems. Around September 1st, images that I paste into messages are enlarged in the messages. This happends with WinSnap, the Vista ...
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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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Why does Outlook 2010 give the message "Creating a new item from the selected items could take some time…are you sure you create a new item…?

I'm using Outlook 2010 with Exchange 2007. I am moving emails from my Deleted Items folder to a user-created folder. When I move a "low" number of messages, say a few hundred or less, the operation ...
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export emails from PST file in Outlook 2010 to Thunderbird

I will start by describing the problem.. I had an email account configured in Outlook 2010 connected to an Exchange server. I backed up my emails locally into a PST file. (now I no longer have access ...
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Outlook conversation view and categories

At work, I tend to receive a couple of hundred emails a day. To keep from being overwhelmed, I have been using categories to sort and prioritize my mail messages. I auto-assign categories, then group ...
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Outlook 2010 is always on top of other applications, why?

For some reason Outlook 2010 is "on top" of other applications... Does anybody how to stop this behavior?
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Why are RSS Feeds slow to update in Outlook?

I've had a miserable experience with RSS feeds in Outlook, especially with my feeds from the Trilogy sites. I just know these feeds should update at least every few minutes, yet Outlook often takes an ...