Category: Outlook

In Outlook, invitation emails go away; here's how to keep them
article #1292, updated 159 days ago

Interesting info:

https://superuser.com/questions/1051538/lost-email-after-accepting-invitation/1051542

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Enabling disabled Office add-ins automatically
article #1274, updated 214 days ago

There is a way:

https://rakhesh.com/windows/enabling-disabled-office-add-ins-automatically/

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When an Outlook plugin will not enable or reenable
article #1273, updated 220 days ago

Sometimes, newer versions of Outlook will hard-fail a plugin, so that none of the standard GUI changes will permit it to reenable. When this happens, you can override by deleting everything here:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\[version number]\Outlook\Resiliency\DisabledItem

This does enable every plugin, so there is a bit of danger.

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Fix Outlook in situ!
article #1228, updated 419 days ago

At long last, as found by the astonishing Tharin Brown, we are given an Outlook repair tool that really works!!!:

https://www.howto-outlook.com/products/outlooktools.htm

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Outlook cleaner upper from Microsoft
article #1124, updated 706 days ago

Something new:

https://diagnostics.outlook.com/#/?env=ExRCA

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Clean Microsoft Outlook
article #1121, updated 711 days ago

Outlook has many command line options. Several of them do various forms of cleanup, and this can help Outlook performance a lot. To do them all (as of Outlook 2013 and 2016):

  1. Create C:\CLEANOUTLOOK.CMD containing the below:
"outlook.exe" ^ 
/cleanconvongoingactions ^
/cleandmrecords ^
/cleanips ^
/cleanmailtipcache ^
/cleanreminders ^
/cleanroamedprefs ^
/cleansniff
  1. Find a working Outlook shortcut, do a Shift-Rightclick on it, and choose “Open file location”
  2. Copy that path (e.g., C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\root\Office16), paste it into a non-administrative CMD after CD, to get the CMD into that folder
  3. Enter C:\CLEANOUTLOOK.CMD

Done!

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Forward an Outlook contact group outside the company
article #1120, updated 713 days ago

If one has a Contact Group within Outlook which contains any in-company contacts, and you try to forward it outside the company, you will find that the receiver doesn’t get much. There is a way to do this:

Sender

  1. First open the contact group into its own window.
  2. Open Forward Group, and choose In Internet Format (vCard).
  3. Send the result to your recipient. This does not generate or send a standard vCard, but it does do something we need.

Receiver

  1. Receive the email. It will have a .txt file attached which looks something like the below.
Contact Group Name:	Test Contact group

Members:	

Firstname1 Lastname1	emailaddy1@company1.com
Firstname2 Lastname2	emailaddy2@company2.com
Firstname3 Lastname3	emailaddy3@company3.com
  1. Copy to clipboard, the lines of the txt file which contain names and email addresses.
  2. Create a blank Contact Group of appropriate name.
  3. Click Add Members, From Outlook Contacts. A box named Select Members: Contacts will come up.
  4. Paste the copied lines, directly into the white box to the right of the word “Members” in the Select Members: Contacts box.
  5. Click OK, and the new Contact Group will be created appropriately.

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Set PST/OST maximum size by Group Policy
article #1114, updated 724 days ago

Once you install the Office 2016 templates:

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=49030

you can set the maximum sizes:

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Outlook command-line switches
article #1106, updated 740 days ago

This is a very long list, the most complete list I’ve seen:

https://www.howto-outlook.com/howto/commandlineswitches.htm

Lots of possibilities for cleanup and fixup.

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Automatically backup PSTs
article #772, updated 765 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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