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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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I'd like to take an entire email with graphics and attachments and use it to create an appointment for next Thursday.
What is the quickest way of doing this?

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What would be a best practice for an admin to change users email id in o365. We had few users using wrong naming convention. Changing to company s standard naming convention. Without impacting email flow how to change the email id in o365. We don’t have on premise ad server . We use only Microsoft o365.

After change what user suppose to do. Do they need to add an account in local outlook again? How about email flow coming to old email address? Please advise me. Thanks.
I need help extracting mails from an OST file, I’ve searched all over the web but couldn’t find anything which helps.
Even tried creating a fresh profile,renaming and replacing the OST but I get the error exclaiming the OST file is not from the same account.
When I quit my last job I carried my OST file with me not knowing that it can only be accessed through my office computer. Now I need to access it urgently.
Somebody please help me gain access to my mails.
I had this question after viewing Outlook Macro warning when email is being sent to unintended recipients.

Can anyone tell me how to change this code to check for more than one email address?  This works great, but I can't figure out how to add a 2nd email address for it to check.
I am attempting to connect my new windows 10 computer running Outlook 2010 to my Exchange server. It is Exchange 2013. When I first start Outlook it goes through the auto config to create the profile but stops on the final connection and a credentials box comes up with MicrosoftAccount\myemailaddress.com and asks for the password. The password that I would assume it wants is not the same as my domain login password. Any help with this would be appreciated.

I have deleted the profile and cleared all my windows credentials but it keeps doing this.

I have attached a file of the screen I am getting.
A user deleted their calendar from outlook. how do I recover the calendar?
Hi All,

I have one Exchange Server 2010, which I host about Six domain names and normally I create email accounts from those domains.

one of our users try to send an invitation from our company calendar to the other domain calendar but she is not able to reach the other calendar with the different domain. She gets this error message:

contact your helpdesk.
Nicoxxx xxxxx
The e-mail address you entered couldn't be found. Please check the recipient's e-mail address and try to resend the message. If the problem continues, please contact your helpdesk.

Diagnostic information for administrators:
Generating server: Rxxxx2.intxxxn.rxxxxxxxx.xx
#550 5.1.1 RESOLVER.ADR.ExRecipNotFound; not found ##
#550 5.1.1 RESOLVER.ADR.ExRecipNotFound; not found ##
Original message headers:
Received: from RTRxxxV02.intern.rccccccc.ch ([192.168xxx0.cc2]) by
 rtsrxv02.ixxxern.risixxxxx.xxh ([192.1xxxxx80.142]) with mapi id 14.03.xxxx9.002;
 Tue, 14 Nov 2017 10:11:14 +0100
Content-Type: application/ms-tnef; name="winmail.dat"
Content-Transfer-Encoding: binary
From: Rixxx  sssss   Calendar <rtcccccccc>
To: Axxxxxxxxxxxxxx...
Good Afternoon,

Our environment consists of 60 windows 7 professional user workstations all using Outlook 2013 (v15.0.4971.1000) 32-bit. We have 2 Exchange servers both are Enterprise v15.0 (Build 1156.6) 64-bit.

All workstations are using exactly the same configurations for Outlook as these are being locked down by GPO.

All users are experiencing an issue where when they send or reply to an email to one particular user in the company, Outlook will crash. Any other user they send an email to works fine. It’s just this one users email address who is causing a problem.

Up until 2 weeks ago all users were using Outlook 2010 on their workstations and were experiencing the same issue. We figured that the upgrade to Outlook 2013 would resolve this problem, but after updating everyone we realized this was not the case. As the issue remains in Outlook 2013 for this individual.

We have been able to get around the issue by instructing our users to delete the cache for that one particular user each time and typing the email address in manually and then the email will send without issue to that user. But they must do this each time as the cache is saved again once the email sends to that user.

cached email address
We have attempted to delete all cache with no change to the issue. Even a newly built machine with a fresh copy of Office 2013 experiances the issue.

The email address for this user works when it’s is typed in manually, it seems that the cache of this …
I am using this code, which works fine, to email a worksheet from within an Excel VBA script...
Dim outlookApp As Object
Dim outlookMail As Object
Dim wbTemp As Workbook
Dim strFileName As String

Set outlookApp = CreateObject("Outlook.Application")
Set outlookMail = outlookApp.CreateItem(0)


Set wbTemp = ActiveWorkbook

wbTemp.SaveAs "C:\Temp\" & wbTemp.Sheets(1).Name & ".xlsx", xlOpenXMLWorkbook

strFileName = wbTemp.FullName

wbTemp.Close False

With outlookMail
    .To = "test@yourco.com"
    .Subject = "Requested Spreadsheet"
    .BodyFormat = 2
    .HTMLBody = "Good morning!,<p>Attached is the spreadsheet you requested."
    .Attachments.Add strFileName
    .Importance = olImportanceHigh
End With

Set outlookMail = Nothing
Set outlookApp = Nothing

Kill strFileName
As noted, the script works fine and runs to completion, but does generate an Outlook 2007 error message as shown in the attached file. I suspect this has to do with the version of Outlook being 2007, as I do not get the error when test-running the code on a machine with Outlook 2013. If any of you know how to adapt this code so as to eliminate the error, please post!


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I just installed Outlook in a Mac but it downloads all emails from my hotmail accounts, there are thousands of emails.

Is there an option where I can only select to download new emails? I can this on a PC but I can't seem to find this option on the Mac.

Thank you.
Is there an add on or a way to get a call for certain Outlook calendar events? I get meeting overload and don’t want to miss the most important ones so would like to get a call for those as it’s easy to miss an Outlook or smartphone pop up where there are so many other pop ups got other things
New AD user, replacing staff member, mail disabled old user, reconnected mailbox to new AD user.
New AD user can log into windows fine, but outlook on first and all subsequent openings throws this error.
Cannot Start Microsoft Outlook. Cannot Open the Outlook window. The set of folders cannot be opened. You must connect to Microsoft Exchange with the current profile before you can synchronize your folders with your Outlook data file (.ost).

If I remove cached mode it throws this error.
Cannot Start Microsoft Outlook. Cannot Open the Outlook window. The set of folders cannot be opened. Microsoft Exchange is not available. Either there are network problems or the Exchange server is down for maintenance.

This issue only occurs for this user with the reconnected mailbox.
This user can use OWA without any issues.
I made another new AD user and gave fresh mailbox, no issues on this same PC.

Exchange 2016 on premise, Outlook 2013, Windows 7 Pro.

Any help would be appreciated.

We imported emails from backup to a users mailbox a while ago, this inadvertently added tons of duplicates. The users has since moved emails into different folders. How can we find and remove duplicates regardless of which folder it is in?
I have a couple of users where email is still going to their junk email folder even though in Outlook I have the settings turned off.
We have email that comes in through Mimecast where it is filtered for SPAM.  The mail is then forwarded to Rackspace where our mail is stored.  Then the outlook client connects to Rackspace through Exchange settings.  We have a few users (maybe 10 out of 150) that still get mail that goes to junk folder.  I've tried every setting i can find, web access, outlook junk filters, iphone, ipad...  There should be nothing set that has mail going to junk folder.  I want everything that makes it through to go to the users inbox.  I never want anything to go to junk.  Please let me know any thoughts...
if I disable outlook anywhere , what can be the disadvantage, i want users to connect through vpn .

will i have access issues to public folders?
Hi All,
is there a  vba code to measure the response time between receipt and response to emails from shared inbox.
Average time from start to end of an outlook email thread ?

Outlook voting buttons can only be used when mails running on Exchange or imap or pop3? For the recipients to receive the voting buttons, do they also need be using Outlook mail client? Gmail, yahoo users able to receive the voting buttons?
New Windows 10 computer running Office 2013.
Set up a new email account every thing get underlined but out look refuses to open with first a GERNERAL screen asking for the mail server and  mailbox  (both are underlined and correct)  when you click OK we get a second message saying folders cannot be opened.

If I turn  off CACHED mode Outlook opens correctly with all email showing.

Please help
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Is there a way tot create a Outlook profile without an email address. We want users to be able to open .eml attachments but prevent them from sending email for security reasons. The control panel, cmd etc. is not accessible from the workspace so I hope it can be done through Exchange.



A user recently complained that the event she created in her Outlook 2016 calendar was
registered with one of her colleagues as the 'Organizer'. She doesn't remember doing
anything special when creating this event.

I have read in several places that one can't actually change the original event organizer,
but nowhere I have seen how one can initially select a different organizer than oneself
when adding an event in one's Outlook calendar

Any ideas ?

How I can Encrypt/Decrypt messages between 2 users (tow email address) only   they using outlook 2013 , so these messages be secret between them ?
if the messages delivered to someone else out of these tow not open and show as encrypted message ....
Which Office 365 licenses permit placing users on litigation hold so that all emails (including emails that have been deleted) will be retained?
Hello, I would like to create a VBA in Outlook 2013 to move an email after reading the body of the email message with the following text:
_stopRequested= False
Files that don't exist: 0

Open in new window

Any thoughts ? Or better way to do this ?

Thanks for your help
Hi Experts,

some our customers uses Exchange 2016, Outlook 2016 and a external http proxy Server which is written down in Internet Explorer "proxy settings".

If I instruct a user to open a shared calendar from another user a error message appear "... the resource is not available...". I deactivate the IE proxy setting, map the shared calendar and it function even if proxy settings in IE are re-activated. It's unambiguously a Problem with the proxy settings.

I tried it with different bypass-lists, unfortunately, without success, i.g.

netsh winhttp set proxy "external-proxy-fqdn:port" bypass-list="*.contoso.com; 192.168.*; *.local ..."
 // (*.local internal AD-FQDN, *.contoso external FQDN, 192.168.* internal IP Range)

How would the proxy entry have to be built up with it it functions?







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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