Category: Outlook

Invisible rules in Outlook/Exchange
article #1027, updated 89 days ago

If you find that inbound emails are not going where they should go, but cannot find any Rules in Outlook or Exchange to match, they may be slightly corrupt and thus invisible. If you run Outlook with /cleanrules and /cleanconvongoingactions , this will eliminate all rules and also a queue which can be involved. A full list of command-line switches for Outlook, is here:

https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Command-line-switches-for-Outlook-for-Windows-079164CD-4EF5-4178-B235-441737DEB3A6

Categories:   Outlook & Exchange   Outlook

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Remove Duplicate Items in Outlook 2010 and Before
article #990, updated 239 days ago

Here’s a great tool, free of charge:

http://www.vaita.com/ODIR.asp

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Fix AutoComplete in Outlook - size maximum!
article #963, updated 329 days ago

AutoComplete, in Outlook, has a maximum number of contacts by default. This is either 1,000 or 2,000, depending on version, and can be changed by registry entry. One of the symptoms which shows up, is AutoComplete showing email addresses only for some entries, and not names.

The fix is here:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2199226

If you were using Exchange 2013 or later with Outlook 2013 or later, it is thought that AutoComplete may repair itself once the maximum has been sufficiently set. If automatic repair doesn’t occur, you’ll have to manually remove AutoComplete items and recreate.

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Shared contacts folders in ShoreTel Communicator
article #904, updated 504 days ago

Recent versions of ShoreTel Communicator have a lot of trouble handling shared contacts folders as found in Outlook. But there is a fix:

http://www.techygeekshome.co.uk/2014/04/shoretelcontactsv3.html

Steps:

  1. The user must be a local admin.
  2. The install requires that Communicator and Outlook be not running. There is a click within the setup utility to make sure of this.
  3. Click within the installer, to install.
  4. Reboot the PC.
  5. Log in as the user again. Open ShoreTel Communicator, Tools/Options…, Outlook, Upload Options. See multiple items, all checked. This confirms successful installation.
  6. Open Outlook, make sure all ShoreTel plugins are not disabled.
  7. Open the Directory tab in Communicator, this is where they will show up; attempt a search on a common first name (e.g., “Joe”), this will prove that it is working.

Categories:   Outlook   ShoreTel

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Protected View for attachments in Outlook
article #830, updated 686 days ago

Recent versions of Outlook have something called Protected View, which can make handling of attachments more complicated. It can be turned off:

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/office/forum/officeversion_other-outlook/attachment-opening-issues-with-office-2013/0959cf7e-f093-40ca-afb8-455449e632bc

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Outlook 2010 main window will not come up
article #827, updated 705 days ago

Try this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdFtBIp80FM

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Forward as Attachment in Outlook
article #816, updated 723 days ago

Try Control-Alt-F.

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Automatically backup PSTs
article #772, updated 860 days ago

From the amazing Matt Quick:

https://mattthequick.wordpress.com/2015/01/15/how-to-automatically-back-up-your-pst-in-outlook/

Automatic PST backups for Outlook versions 2002, 2003, 2007:

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=9003

Can be made to work with Outlook 2010:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2030523/en-us

And something new for Outlook 2013:

http://outlookbackupaddin.codeplex.com/

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How to replace AutoComplete in Outlook 2010/2013
article #742, updated 940 days ago

  1. Take Outlook Offline. Go to the Send/Receive tab, click “Work Offline”, and wait for this to be reported in the connection area in the lower-right corner.
  2. Compose a new email. Include in its “To:” field, the entire contents of “Suggested Contacts” and address books and anything else which should be included.
  3. Send the email. Because Outlook is Offline, it won’t be sent, but AutoComplete will be repopulated.
  4. Delete the email from your Outbox!!!
  5. Take Outlook Online again.

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Setting up Outlook for Office 365 / Exchange Online Etcetera
article #733, updated 979 days ago

Try this:

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/support/set-up-your-office-365-or-other-exchange-based-email-in-outlook-2010-or-outlook-2013-HA102823161.aspx

For Outlook 2007:

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/office-online-help/set-up-email-in-outlook-2007-HA102823160.aspx?CTT=5&origin=HA102823161

Categories:   Office 365   Outlook