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

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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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. They keep opening discretely, quietly as just another Outlook entry on the taskbar. ...
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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 does not show desktop notifications on a message recieve

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 have to show a desktop notification. But it doesn't! ...
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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 ...
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Outlook 2007 won't close

I use Outlook 2007 at home as an IMAP client and RSS feed reader. I have a problem that when I close outlook, the window exits, but the process remains running. This prevents me from opening outlook ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 to migrate Outlook from previous installation

Having a hard disk with a previous installation of same version of Windows (7) and Outlook (2007), how do I migrate all its data to the current installation?
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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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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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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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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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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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Can Thunderbird and MS Outlook be made to play nice together

I have had a long-term ongoing battle in having nicely formatted emails sent in Thunderbird totally destroyed by MS Outlook. Are there any settings in either program which can resolve disagreements ...
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Microsoft Outlook tips and tricks for improving user experience? [closed]

I'm one of those heavy Microsoft Outlook users, currently working on the 2007 version. God knows this tool is heavy and may impose problems. I wondered what the Super User crowd has to suggest in ...
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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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Free tool for Synchronizing Google Contacts and Calendar with Outlook [closed]

I had been using Plaxo to Synchronize my Google Contacts and Calendar with Outlook 2007. But just found out that is will start costing $59 a year to use that feature, so I'm looking for a replacement. ...
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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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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 ...
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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 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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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 ...