Questions tagged [microsoft-outlook-2013]

Use this tag for questions specifically about the 2013 version of the Microsoft Outlook personal information manager; otherwise use [microsoft-outlook].

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Automated forwarding of emails on Outlook (where forwarded email is exactly same as original)

How can I forward an email based on the sender and subject such that it looks exactly the same as the initial email (i.e. it wont include FW: in the subject, or the sender info, etc) in Outlook 2013?
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In outlook 2013, my inbox windows disappear from taskbar but other windows of mails like sent items, draft etc. keep visible in taskbar

In outlook 2013, my inbox windows disappear from taskbar but other windows of mails like sent items, draft etc. keep visible in taskbar. To open inbox again i need to open the outlook. This issue is ...
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unable to open old email items (pst file)

Just before switching to gmail as my mail server, I did an export of my mailbox. Now I need to access some old mails and open my outlook 2013 (I still like this version the most). When I open my old ...
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Don't add meeting to a calendar automatically in Microsoft Outlook

I have Outlook 2013 installed. When someone sends me a meeting request it's automatically added to my calendar and is shown in grey there. When that meeting starts, I receive a notification even if I ...
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When attempting to select an Outlook rule to run, no rules appear

I'm trying to select a rule to run in Outlook 2013. From the ribbon, I select "Rules", then click the "Run Rules Now..." button under the "E-mail Rules" tab and no rules ...
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Outlook alerts user when an email contains certain words and warns before sending

I would like to be alerted before I send an email if the email I am composing contains certain words. Example: Dog, cat, mouse, I would like to be alerted if I forgot to change any of the words listed....
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Outlook 2013 and Gmail

I have two email accounts in my Outlook 2013. I ran out of space on one and moved, in Outlook, a large folder 'Personal' which has a lot of subfolder structure. This worked well within Outlook but ...
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Find a misplaced folder in Outlook 2013

In Outlook 2013, how do I find a missing/misplaced folder? All I know is the name of the folder, nothing else. Please do not ask me to go to Tools. I have no such tab. Please do not suggest looking ...
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Outlook 2013 / Office 365 Single Inbox for multiple accounts

I have move a client away from an old self hosted POP3 mail solution to office 365 and I need to try to configure his outlook so that emails come through in the way he is used to. He has 4 different ...
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How to get an attachment from the email that wasn't sent to me in Outlook 2013?

The problem with Outlook is that attachments in previous emails are only accessible through an individual email and not seen in a thread. I managed to solve the problem by changing the Conversation ...
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Outlook 2013 Keeps Checking Deleted Account

I'm using a POP server with Outlook 2013 desktop. I deleted an account on the server and within Outlook but it keeps checking for mail from the deleted account. The strange thing is the account is not ...
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Canned auto email forward (with attachments) in Outlook 2013

I get emails sent into me from one sender (with attachments). All I do is forward (not reply) that email to another recipient with a short sentence (always the same). Surely this could be automated .....
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Auto reply to another email

How can I configure the "exchange 2010" or "Outlook 2013" auto-reply to mail. But not to the sender’s mail, but to the mail indicated in the message body.
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Disable automatic updates in Outlook 2013 Calendar?

I often update my Outlook 2013 Calendar events manually (for instance, changing the meeting location to a more obvious name instead of the confusing company-applied label) but the system overwrites my ...
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Outlook rule fails on mails with empty subject

when creating rules for automatic forwarding emails in Outlook 2013 i noticed that these rules fail, if an email with a blank subject line (no subject) is recieved. All other emails work fine, just an ...
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How can I catch send meeting action before to create the meeting in outlook/office365

I need to catch the action over "send" button in office365 or outlook, the main idea is to pass this action for rules to verify if the user can create or not the meeting.
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Outlook 2013 Automatically Moving Conversation From Folder To Inbox

I get over 100 emails a day with different requests and I am trying to keep organized with inbox 0. I have a few folders like "Needs Attention", "Waiting", "Archived". I also changed my "View" setting ...
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Oddness with task filters in Outlook 2013

My work outlook account has multiple datafiles in it. One of them is shared with other people, and I want to exclude it from my task list view I use the task list to manage follow ups on emails. I ...
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How to delete a personal IMAP mail folder in Outlook 2013

I'm running Outlook 2013 in Windows. I have an IMAP account. It's not a 365 or Exchange account so I can't use OWA to manage it. I foolishly copied the Sent mail subfolder (root Inbox) outside the ...
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Automatically Mark As Read in MS Outlook 2013 when moving to specific Folder

I've recently created 'unified inbox' and 'unified sent items' folders in MS Outlook 2013. I set up 2 rules to move all my sent items (for Gmail and for AOL, respectively) to my 'unified sent items'...
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Why is IMAP mail not being stored on server in Outlook 2013?

I am trying to move someone onto a new PC. I have discovered that although the account is clearly an IMAP account, the files are being stored locally rather then on the server - And I don't know why ...
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Hide blank emails in outlook Search Folders from PersonMetadata folder

I created a Search Folder in Office 365 Microsoft Outlook (version 1906) and it shows a lot of what looks like blank emails that I don't see in any other folder. I found out more info on where they ...
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Macro to delete emails from a sender

I get a lot of garbage email. I'd like to create a macro (or something) that will work against a highlighted email and, when activated, does 2 things: Create a rule for the sender to delete all ...
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How to automatically decline or accept meeting requests from a specific sender in Outlook?

Is there a way to automatically decline or accept meeting requests from a specific sender in Outlook? I know I can create a rule to move messages containing meeting requests from a certain sender to ...
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Outlook 2013, Search and then move the results to a particular folder

Win10 Pro/64, Outlook 2013 (Not 365), On Premise Exchange Server 2012 I search for a value and Outlook returns about 200 emails. I can select multiple emails in various ways, but can only move one ...
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Outlook rule or autoreply based on words NOT used in subject

I would like to send out an auto reply to all incoming emails unless there is a specific word in the subject. I am having a hard time finding a solution, is there an easy way to do this? Using Outlook ...
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Draft emails dissappeared from draft folder

I saved a number of emails in my drafts folder. Reason being, they were of a particularly sensitive nature and I wanted to keep them in case I needed them at a future date. Today I noticed that two ...
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How to know someone has downloaded emails

Recently i have recieved an email saying some one has login from id and asked to verify through link..i have entered my details and found it was fake email and now I would like to know that can i know ...
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Disable narrator-like "thing" in Office 2013

tl;dr; Whenever when I press Right Alt+Space in any Office 2013's product, a small narrator-like thing appears on screen. This is very annoying. How can I permanently disable this feature? A thing ...
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Outlook 2013 receive invitation in weird format

I personally have never used Outlook before, however a colleague of mine is running into sort of a weird problem and asking me to help. He is using Outlook 2013. Whenever he receives any email that ...
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Indexed db of Outlook 2013 elemets keeps being deleted randomly every couple days

I'm at the end with my wits. I have got a destop client where Outlook 2013 keeps deleting it indexed db every couple days randomly. I set it up so that Windows keeps only indexing the .ost (It's an ...
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how to stop Outlook adding space after backslash

I was going to ask this and then figured it out. I assume this applies to Word as well. If you type something in an email with a backslash and then paste something at the end, it automatically adds a ...
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Location of Outlook "Send [meeting] response" buttons

In an older version of Outlook (desktop client), the Send Response buttons to accept/decline meeting invites were embedded at the top of the Inbox's Reading Pane in Outlook 2013. After the upgrade to ...
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Outlook 2013: taskbar envelope notification color

Upon receiving new mail, Outlook puts a yellow envelope icon beside its normal, blue icon in the taskbar. However, this is not so clear to see for me ... is there any way to change envelope color to ...
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Accessing Certificates from Emails under Outlook 2013

I am trying to add certificates to contacts from emails I receive. Normally you can click on the signed icon on the right, click on details, and then click on the view certificate button. In my ...
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Incrementally Increase OST Cache Size

We're currently undergoing a migration, and I'm trying to figure out how to steadily increase the OST cache size on our client machines.  I've tried adding the registry key HKCU\Software\Microsoft\...
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More prominently display send-receive error

Fairly frequently, Outlook has send-receive issues, typically due to disconnecting from the server (VPN, moving from floor to floor, etc.). I'm not worried about fixing these, I know how to (restart ...
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Create rule in Outlook to copy email to remote folder?

We have Outlook 2013 installed in our Windows 7 PCs. In my inbox I'll be receiving a daily email where the subject will include text "Excel Sales for today" and will include an Excel attachment. Can ...
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Personal folder does not show all messages in it

I'm lately encountering a verry strange problem in Outlook 2013 where my personal folders (local PST file) are not showing all messages that are stored in them. I use these folders as a sort of ...
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No option to disable/enable Outlook notifications in Windows 10 settings

I have searched and found a lot of sites on how to enable/disable the Outlook notification in Windows 10. My problem is that I don't have this option under the Notifications and actions. I do see ...
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MS outlook rules

Suppose A is sending an email to B where B is a group DL & Mr.x is member of B. Mr. x wants to see emails from A with B in CC Box in folder-1 and emails from A with B in To Box in folder-2 Is ...
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Outlook 2013 Searching Calendars

I am trying to search ALL of the shared calendars on Outlook 2013 but it keeps just searching one a time, is there a way to search all of the calendars in one go?
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Microsoft Office 2013 emails copied to folder show in deleted items folder

Microsoft Office 2013 emails copied to folder show in deleted items: folder: It seems that when I move my emails from my Inbox to a sub-folder of the same Inbox folder [that is, for my own instance ...
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How to change the display position of recipients in Outlook 2013?

By default, Outlook 2013 displays the recipients of an email at the top of the window, above the subject line: I want to change the position of the recipient list to be under the subject: but failed ...
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Outlook categories count for Shared Mailbox

I am trying to get the count of the number of items associated with a category on a Shared Mailbox that is linked to my Outlook account. All code that i have found only references the actual Outlook ...
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run a rule while not checking email

I am on Outlook 2013 - I want to run a rule while on vacation. I can't seem to get away from the statement - this rule will run only when outlook is checked or running. I need it to run when my lap ...
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Outlook 2013: All day event not visible in folder pane

I have an all day event on 23th of October (i can see it if I select that day in the folder pane), but it is not shown (the day is not in bold like for other events, like on days 8, 12, 15, 17...) in ...
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How to restore a default header's/message view in Outlook 2013?

Before: After: All and Unread headers are smaller and there's this strange filter panel. The language doesn't matter; the first screenshot is from the web. I accidentally hit some key-combination ...
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Outlook constantly synchronizing

One of my clients is currently experiencing the following problem: As soon as he starts Outlook 2013, it tries to sync. However, he remains hanging. With Outlook Start, the progress bar "Transmission"...
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Graphic in certain email only displays after clicking away, then back into email (Outlook 2013)

We have a custom email that we send out to our users when their AD passwords are expiring. These are run daily via a Scheduled Task on the email (Exchange 2007 - I know it's old, don't get me started) ...
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