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How to get back a declined Outlook invitation

Declined meetings that are part of a series don't appear to show up in the Deleted Items folder. Also, copying from someone's calendar doesn't work with private calendars. In this scenario, there ...
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Keyboard shortcut to search for text in MS Outlook 2007

You can do this by pressing F4. Under this Link you can see every Shortcut, Outlook has.
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any way to improve Outlook snooze?

If you're ok with not getting any 15-minute reminders (the default), you can take this approach to instead always get an n-minute reminder for every meeting. Go to File > Options > Calendar. Make ...
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I declined a single meeting occurrence in Outlook. How do I get it back?

I just had the same need today (restore a declined occurrence of a recurring meeting not organized by me). The below procedure worked for me (Outlook 2013): Go to the calendar view Double click on a ...
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Why doesn't the vertical scrollbar work in Outlook's message list?

Unbelievably, this appalling Outlook 2007 defect is still present in Outlook 2010. And still present in Outlook 2013. EDIT: and still there in 2016, and still there in 365 as of January 2017. EDIT: ...
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Keyboard shortcut for Inserting signature in Outlook 2007 or latter?

Is there a default keyboard shortcut to insert my signature in a reply email? Outlook 2007: Alt+n, then g, select signature from the list and press enter. Alt+n,then g,s will open the signature ...
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Email going into Junk Mail folder in Outlook despite turning off Junk Mail

I've got a SOLUTION for Office 365 users. My situation was as follows: web contact form kept being moved to spam tried safe sender, no automatic filtering etc - exactly as the OP did spent 3 hours ...
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How to get back a declined Outlook invitation

Microsoft writes that this issue is by design: If a meeting request is declined, the meeting is not saved to your calendar and the meeting request message is moved to the Deleted Items folder. ...
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Make deleted Outlook events stay on the calendar

Here's what I do: 1) Respond to the invitation by Accepting as Tentative, using the EDIT response option. 2) In your EDIT comment, paste or type in some text saying "I will not be attending this ...
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How to avoid references in VBA (Early Binding vs. Late Binding)

It is good to know, that Early Binding ( Explicitly checked Reference links ) is useful for the development or debugging, because of VBA editor Intellisense, strong object type control and named ...
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what's an effective way to use nicknames in outlook?

I have a solution for using nicknames on an email but it only applies to a single user of Outlook and not for the entire company. I added the contact to my personal contacts Open the contact details ...
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I declined a single meeting occurrence in Outlook. How do I get it back?

None of the posted answers worked for me. Toggling the recurrence settings seemed promising, but I couldn't find those controls in Outlook web mail. What finally worked for me: Completely delete the ...
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MS Outlook: How to specify a different mail check interval? Every 5 minutes for Exchange and every 30 minutes for Gmail IMAP?

When using an Exchange account, Outlook does not periodically poll the server for new messages as is necessary with POP3 or IMAP accounts. Instead, the Exchange Server uses push notifications to ...
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Search Folders for arbitrary email headers in Outlook

I was trying to do the same recently and in searching the web encountered your question. I too failed to find any way to use the search folder to check headers. My assumption is because internet ...
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Outlook VBA - how to copy the currently selected text into clipboard?

Since Outlook uses Word (if installed) as its editor, it's a bit of a pain to get to get it. :) You have to reference the Word application, then the Word document, then the selection. For the ...
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How to identify recipient address when To and CC are blank?

The only possible way is to look at message's internet headers. Some email servers save original recipient in one of the X-headers. There are no other ways. So, if you can't see anything useful in ...
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Add Not condition in a mail rule using Outlook 2007

How do I add a NOT condition in a mail rule? You cannot add a NOT condition directly. However, you can use Exceptions to achieve the same effect: There are three (main) steps to the rule creation ...
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How can I recover a password for an Outlook 2007 account?

If the account still configured and working, you can use some "revealing password software" (like http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/bullets_password_view.html) to show the password typed in back of the ...
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How to show declined meeting on Outlook calendar

What I was able to do here, is decline the invite in the calendar view, then find the invite (either in the deleted folder, or in my case it was still in my inbox for some reason), and tentatively ...
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How can I get Outlook to restore previously-open message windows when restarting?

1) make a shortcut to the Outlook application on your desktop (you may already have one there) 2) right-click the shortcut and choose the last menu item "Properties" 3) in the field labeled "Target" ...
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Show multiple calendars in overlay view by default

There is an option in each calendar to displayed it as an Overlay. Right click on each calendar and select Overlay: Overlay can also be set from the view menu
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Keyboard shortcut to search for text in MS Outlook 2007

As mentioned already, F4 produces the Find window when in a message viewing window (not the main one). In fact, that key works in Outlook 2016 as well. If you're wondering why Outlook doesn't use ...
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Character sequence "�" being inserted into messages by Outlook 2007

It looks like the encoding discrepancy actually was the issue. I had been retesting with old messages that I thought hadn't been corrupted. In fact, it appears that they were already corrupted. ...
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How do I get "Style Gallery" changes to persist in Outlook?

I'll answer my own questions since after 20 minutes with my IT guy over my shoulder fumbling around and we were able to stumble upon the answer. Saving Changes to Style Gallery Make changes to the ...
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How can I get Outlook to restore previously-open message windows when restarting?

There is a new Outlook setting that does this, under General->Start up options: "When Outlook opens" - available options are: Ask me if I want to restore previous items (default) Never ...
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Make it so Outlook does not select the first mail in the inbox

Even though this is an old thread, I just found it because I had a very similar request as the original poster. My solution is (as hinted by another answer) to collapse the group headers by default. ...
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Is there an alternative to Outlook rules?

I see this question has already been answered and the answer was accepted. I would like to throw in my two cents to this. I've hit the same limitation of Outlook as mentioned in the question. I've ...
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How do I choose what format Outlook uses to reply/forward a message?

You can edit the original email and change the format to the format you want the reply or forward to be in. This is better than changing the format after hitting Reply/Forward as it keeps all of the ...
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How can I disable CTRL+ENTER and ALT+S in Outlook 2007?

Outlook 2013 For future visitors, in outlook 2013 (maybe 2010), the option is at: File Options Mail (section) Send Messages CTRL + ENTER sends a message
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any way to improve Outlook snooze?

Here is my goofy AutoHotkey script to solve this problem. (You're not the only one to find this problem annoying.) Download AutoHotkey and save this in a *.ahk file in your Windows startup directory ...
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