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Hi Guys,

I've setup a new Exchange 2016 server.
The server was installed into an existing AD with an Exchange 2010 installation.

All worked well and the new server is operational.

Our firewall and DNS still points to the old server for Outlook Anywhere and is working for the mailboxes still on the old server.

The issue:
As soon as a mailbox is migrated to the new server, the mailbox becomes inaccessible via Outlook Anywhere.

For example, trying to access the mailbox from OWA produces the following error:
A server configuration change is temporarily preventing access to your account. Please close all Web browser windows and try again in a few minutes. If the problem continues, contact your helpdesk.

Is there a way to have Outlook Anywhere working for mailboxes on both the old and new server via Outlook Anywhere (the same host name)?
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Hi Experts,

As stated, I need a "fairly simple" Outlook 2010 Macro that will take the contents of the clipboard (usually a web page or portion thereof), Paste same into the Notes field of an Outlook Contact where the cursor presently resides, and then Change the Size of the Object pasted by changing the Height to 40% of the Original Picture Size while maintaining the "Lock Aspect Ratio" checked status as checked.

This is a process I use frequently as the pasted objects are mostly too large to see without scrolling.  

I have zero experience with Outlook macros but I can find a way to link same to a Toolbar/Ribbon if someone can assist with the code.  

Thanks for any assistance!

i have  500 emails on a daily basis with Read Receipt Request and i received approx. 400-405 reponses and i saved in my shared Mailbox folder name "Read Receipt". I want to create a macro in which Column A Email sent date , Column B Recipient Name , Column C list of email id (TO), and column C Response Receive. Date and Email id i have but from Email i have to search by Name / Email id.
I have a user experiencing a reoccurring issue with Outlook 2016 attempting to open data files with no associated PST.

When my user opens Outlook, they are presented with this message:
Outlook Data File has not been configured
Pressing [OK] opens a "Create/Open Outlook Data File" window.

Pressing [Cancel] on that window the shows this message:
Undefined Outlook Data File Properties
And then pressing [OK] shows this message:
Contact your Admin
After cycling through these messages multiple times (Outlook attempts to open more than one orphan data file) the user is able to access their email normally.  However, in the left-hand panel below their mailbox Outlook shows "mailboxes" for the data files it attempted to open:
Left hand panel
Selecting any of these restarts the cycle of messages that appear on load.

I can remove the data files via the Account Settings screen, but they just reappear in 3-10 days.

The user is not set up to open any additional mailboxes:
MS Exchange - Advanced Tab
I have made many attempts to solve this problem (registry edits, recreating profile, scanPST, etc.) , and eventually even replaced the computer just to have the issue reappear a number of days later.

We are running Office 365 for Exchange (previously we were using Exchange 2010 via a local server, which is still running).

Any assistance on this issue would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.
Hello Experts,

I have an issue which is getting worse, about six months ago we deployed a Windows 2016 RDP Server for approx 20 users, the Server is hosted on an ESXI system and the Server provides desktop access to their main application and office 2016 which includes Outlook 2016 with Exchange accounts to an offsite, Exchange Server in the cloud hosted by another company.

Some RDP profiles have the same Exchange accounts so a number of users will send receive using the same email account. Recently users have been experiencing a prolonged period when openening Outlook and for some users Outlook will fail to open and will complain that its unable to access the folders, if I "taskkill" all the outlook processes on the Server it will allow everyone to connect to their mailboxes.  Also when this issue occurs I can always OWA into the same email account from the RDP desktop so the hosted Exchange Server is still accepting connections. My gut feeling is that the issue maybe because all profiles are running in "online" mode which is default for RDP Servers, but its causing performance issues because the Exchange Server is offsite. I'm considering changing some of the shared accounts  to "cached mode" to see if this alleviates some of the burden, any suggestions please?

I have editor permissions on a calendar, and I added it into Outlook 2016, but the calendar doesn't display (just the name listed on the left side folder structure) and the tick box for it does nothing when you click into it to select it, so I can't even view the calendar contents.

PLease advise.
hi everybody,
there is no issue in sending and receiving mails if I configure outlook automatically to connect with exchange.
and there is no issue in sending INTERNALLY and receiving if I configure IMAP account in outlook,
but cannot send mail externally from IMAP account

error 550 5.7.1 relaying denied, IP name lookup failed

how to solve the issue?
My Environment comprises of

4 servers, 2 MBX and 2 CAS, all running Exchange 2013 on Windows 2012 (not R2)
3 database active on MBX01 and copied to MBX02
WNLB for the 2 CAS servers with vIP pointing to mail.company.com
internal domain name is company.local
all servers were recently migrated from hyper-v 2012 to VMware 6.5 except the current active MBX1 still on Hyper-V
Replication is healthy with no issues

When failing over any database to MBX2 , outlook clients  get disconnected (OWA Works fine though) and neither restarting the outlook clients, nor the windows client machine  or even recreating the outlook profile will solve the issue! Strange enough, my own email account will work while others will get disconnected on the same database!

I have created a new Database (testdb) with one new testuser and it seems consistent (activating testdb on MBX02 will disconnect the testuser untill failing back to MBX01

any ideas ?
Can I merge the multiple pst files and if so how?
Hi All,

I am trying to find a way where I can track which users are connecting via Outlook anywhere / Rpc over http via internet .

I have an exchange 2010 in environment and also have TMG as reverse proxy server.

I am looking at the IIS logs to check to see if can see entry for user but I can only find log entry
 "/rpc/ - 443 - 'ip address of TMG' Mozilla/4.0+(ISA+Server+Connectivity+Check) 401 2 5 202"
which does not give me complete details of which user connected it.

Is there a way I can track this down for all users connecting via RPC over http / Outlook anywhere on exchange 2010 box.
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Dear Community,

We are using Exchange On premises in root domain and in child domains. In root domain we have migrated from Exchange 2010 to Exchange 2013.

while in child domains, we have Exchange 2010 SP3. Because of our organization structure - users get transferred to different geographical locations and resulting in Mailbox Migrations quite often.

Issue: Recently a user from our child domain (abc.root.com) is migrated to root domain (root.com) - in other words user from Exchange 2010 was migrated to Exchange 2013 with its Active Directory account and Exchange Mailbox.

Migrated User (alpha@root.com) can send/ receive emails without any issue but when an email is sent to a Distribution Group; migrated user (alpha@root.com) can not receive email.

I have checked effected user (alpha@root.com) Outlook rules but no luck. please suggest what else can be checked at Active Directory Level or Exchange Level. Thanks.

The signature images from our own support email don't load in Outlook 2016. It thinks for a second or so and sometimes has to contact the server for information. Issue is only happening on my machine and only the support email. A profile recreation doesn't fix the issue. I have my email setup in Outlook 2013 on another machine without any issues.
Please provide me with guides and processes on how to protect Office 365 email domains from email spoofing.

We need to prevent our Office 365 users from receiving spoofed emails that look like they were sent from legitimate existing internal email addresses.
Is anyone aware of a way to receive a scheduled daily log of all emails sent and received? Preferably just the time, from, to and subject for each message.

We were receiving this in a csv format via Zix Gateway, but its no longer a function.
I am using Outlook 2016 version 1711 (build 8730.2175). My OS is Windows 10 Pro.
CPU I5, 8 GB Ram.
I use Kaspersky AV.
I have 4 IMAP accounts, two of them on same IMAP server.
After a few minutes, Outlook "freezes" and I am forced to kill it through task manager.
It seems my error occours during email composition.
I tried:
- disable Kaspersky plugin "Anti-Virus addin"
- completely uninstall Kaspersky
- disable other addition components ("Microsoft SharePoint Server Colleague Import Add-in" and "Microsoft VBA for Outlook Addin").

No way.
It is still crashing.

The error I get in Event Viewer is: "The program OUTLOOK.EXE version 16.0.8730.2175 stopped interacting with Windows and was closed"

Thank you very much

WE have Outlook 2016 with en Exchange profile
THe problem is that launching Outlook delays 5 to 6 minutes with "loading profile" and then everything works OK with OUtlook

The PC was in Windows 7 PRo and we upgraded to Windows 10 Pro but the problem stays the same

We already recreated the profile and it did not help

Any idea?

Thank you very much
I send a lot of email everyday. Many have pdf attachments. Lately I may get replies back from say 5 different recipients a day saying they received my email but 1) there was no attachment, or 2) the attachment will not open. I look in my sent folder and the attachment is there. I forward that same email to the said recipients and then they report it opens fine.

I have a Windows 7 Pro PC (recently wiped and reloaded). Using Office (and Outlook) 2010 Small Business. I have no malware, no disk or file system errors, all Windows and Office updates are installed. Our email is imap and handled thru Godaddy. We have many employees who all use their Godaddy emails who also send pdf attachments but none have this same issue. I've configured Outlook encryption for extended testing times using SSL, TLS and no encryption but the issue persists under each configuration.

Any ideas?

I also have one recipient that can never open my attachment. However I forward it to my coworker across the hall to send it to them and they open it just fine!
We are using Office365 hosted Exchange (Rackspace) with Outlook 2016 desktop clients.

Several of our top executives and key employees have very large OST files which affect the performance of the Outlook client.  At the same time, they do not want to delete mail and want to maintain accessibility to all of their messages.  I have had (as most) bad experiences with PST archive files becoming corrupt and do not want to utilize them as a solution.

Does anyone have a solution for maintaining access while reducing the size of the OST file sizes.  Are their recommended 3rd party apps that integrate fully with Outlook?  What about apps that automatically store attached files in the file system rather than as part of the OST file?

Any help would be appreciated.



I've got


Outlook archives.

Just the 14Gb is visible in the right pane of Outlook, under the active day-to-day folders.  Does that mean the other archives are not searched?

Seems like, if I wanted to have ALL the data available, I should merge them?  Am I right?

If yes, that'd be over 20Gb in one .PST  What's best practices here?  If it were you, and you wanted access to the messages, would you merge them all into one huge PST?  And then keep that open along with the main data file in Outlooks right pane?

Or, is there a better way to be sure I'm searching all my mail?


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Outlook for Mac 2016 keeps crashing and keep getting the pinwheel of death. Constantly have to force quit. No other office application has an issue or locks up. Installed the latest updates for office.

This is a brand new laptop on 2 weeks old. All the updates are installed for the current O/S and office.
The macOS version is 10.13.2. I've completely uninstalled office and reinstalled it and it still crashes Outlook.

Any suggestions would be great.

Just upgraded from Office 2007 to 2016.  Have lots of tasks, over 1,000.  Need to start anew, fresh, but don't want to lose the Tasks themselves / delete them.  Just need to cut them out of the Tasks system, putting them in some sort of data file for reference.

Followed this answer.  Yet, each time I select a task to move to the Data files, they pop up as an attachment to an email.  If I select 100 to move, an email with 100 attachments pops up.  Select one to move yields  an email with that one attached.

What do you think is happening?


Some users are getting this error message when access outlook from citrix published desktop.
We have outlook 2010,
Windows server 2008r3
Outlook is published shortcut to start menu for users
I want to be able to enter details on an Access form, which will form the basis of an Outlook calendar appointment. Not only in my calendar but also another team calendar, which i wanted to hard code. I have done the code below:

Private Sub Command127_Click()
' Save record.
DoCmd.RunCommand acCmdSaveRecord

'add to Outlook.
Dim olApp As Object ' Outlook.Application
Dim olappt As Object ' olAppointmentItem
Set olApp = CreateObject("outlook.application")
Set olappt = olApp.CreateItem(olAppointmentItem)

Set olappt = olApp.CreateItem(1)
With olappt
.Start = Me!ContractStartDate & " " & Me!ContractStartTime1
.End = Me!ContractStartDate & " " & Me!ContractStartTime2
.Subject = Me!CaseTitle
.location = "Contract Start Date"
.Body = ""
.reminderminutesbeforestart = 15
.reminderset = True
.MeetingStatus = olMeeting
.recipients.Add ("123@abc.co.uk")
End With
Set olApp = Nothing
DoCmd.RunCommand acCmdSaveRecord
MsgBox "Appointment Added!"
End Sub

However, it shows in my calendar fine, I check the appointment, the team calendar name has been resolved fine, but it doesn't appear in there calendar. Is there some code I can add to achieve this?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

how should i setup or design the VBA code wit the condition as below ?

I would need all new incoming emails (doesn't bother who is the sender) , if detected keyword (i got 5000 server name) in email body, auto categories as x(color) or y (color).
Should the code need to pointing to Excel/txt file or all 5000 keyword should import into the code ?

\\FYI, the 5000 keywords is unique.
I have a Windows 10 system  where I use Microsoft Outlook to manage my email. A couple of months ago I noticed that I can no longer follow links contained in the email messages I receive. Instead, when I click on the link I get the following message:

Can anyone tell me how to fix this?






Microsoft Outlook is a personal information manager from Microsoft, available as a part of the Microsoft Office suite. Although often used mainly as an email application, it also includes a calendar, task manager, contact manager, note-taker, journal, and web browser.

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