Category: Outlook & Exchange

Replace Mail Icon in Control Panel
article #504, updated 1698 days ago

1. Find the proper MLCFG32.CPL . This is the control panel icon for Outlook mail configuration. It will be somewhere under Program Files.

2. Determine its path in short (8×3) form. This can be done using DIR /X. It usually starts with C:\PROGRA~1. It varies according to OS and version of Outlook. If you have more than one version of Outlook present, remove one, run the repair on the other, and then do this. An example of a valid path for one XP box:

3. In RegEdit, go here: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\MMCPL

4. Create or open a registry string key called mlcfg32.cpl. Put the 8×3 path for this file as the value for the string key.

5. Open the control panel, and it’s there. It may not be in alphabetical order until you sort it manually.

Categories:   Outlook & Exchange   Windows OS-Level Issues


NK2 (autocomplete) file locations in Outlook
article #502, updated 1702 days ago

In Windows 7:

In Windows XP:
C:\Documents and Settings\USERNAME\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook

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See email headers in Outlook 2010
article #488, updated 1760 days ago

Here’s a good way to set up a quick show-it button in the title bar:

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Outlook Duplicates Remover, free of charge
article #463, updated 1865 days ago

Try this:

it removes duplicate emails in Outlook, and does a very good job of it too.

Categories:   New and Interesting Apps   Outlook & Exchange


Outlook 2007 [possibly other versions] in Windows 7 not connecting to Exchange
article #432, updated 1957 days ago

If you see this, find OUTLOOK.EXE, go to Properties, and check the Compatibility tab. It may be set to XP SP2 compatibility. Uncheck Compatibility mode if it’s set.

No clues yet as to what is causing this, but I’ve seen it as the only solution needed once, and I have multiple reports similarly.

Categories:   Application Issues   Outlook & Exchange


Cannot email mail-enabled public folders after upgrade to Exchange 2010
article #397, updated 2040 days ago

This page:

is most interesting. But when you have just started adsiedit (which has to be started from an administrator console!), you won’t see anything, until you right-click on the object, click on Connect To, and choose “Select a well known Naming Context”, open the dropdown, and choose “Configuration”. Then you go here:



    CN=Microsoft Exchange,


        CN=Administrative Groups,



and delete the “Servers” container. Then restart the Microsoft Exchange Active Directory Topology service, and you are done.

Categories:   Exchange and Exchange Online   Outlook & Exchange


Outlook 2010 signatures not working
article #382, updated 2083 days ago

If you get file errors when trying to use signatures in Outlook 2010, find this folder:

<Profiles Folder>\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Signatures

and give the user full permissions to it. Things will probably start working next time you open Outlook.

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Configure Outlook junk mail filter in group policy
article #380, updated 2089 days ago

There is a way:

Categories:   Outlook & Exchange   


View Email Source in Outlook 2010
article #355, updated 2178 days ago

it is possible. One has to add a “View Source” icon to the Ribbon, by customizing it. More details here:

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Outlook 2007 prompts repeatedly for username/password
article #353, updated 2186 days ago

Here’s a neat fix:

This one courtesy of the indefatigable Liz Landry.

Categories:   Outlook & Exchange