- Outlook.com = Windows Live Mail
- Outlook (part of MS-Office suite $$)
- Outlook - lost messages in some (but not all) folders
- Messages appear very briefly (flash by) on the screen and then disappear. The messages really are there in that folder, but they can't be seen.
- View (menu) | View Settings | Reset Current View
- Avidian | How to Use Outlook - Thanks to Matt Cannard for recommending this site.
- Keyboard shortcuts for Outlook - Outlook - Office.com
- Microsoft Outlook Issues
- Synchronizing Microsoft Outlook on two machines
- MAPILab - Duplicate Email Remover - US$15
- View Source of e-mails
- "Extra line breaks in this message were removed."
- Newsletter Formatting And The Remove Extra Line Breaks Issue - Robin Good's Latest News
- The classical 65 characters per line is the de facto standard for text-based email newsletters.
- With the advent of the Outlook 2003 functionality that automatically removes line breaks from text-based emails, many a newsletter just looks like crap when opened.
And since most people will NOT bother with clicking on "Extra line breaks in this message were removed -> Restore line breaks" the consequence of all this is decreased credibility for the publisher, unsubscriptions, an more than anything else, fewer readers actually reading what you are sending out.
- Receiving messages
- Clicking on "Extra line breaks in this message were removed -> Restore line breaks"
- Outlook | Tools (menu) | Options | Preferences (tab) | Email options (tab) | Uncheck "Remove extra line breaks in plain text messages"
- Sending messages
- Use HTML format (instead of Plain Text).
- The secret is all in placing two empty characters (= blank spaces) at the beginning of each line of text. By doing that, Microsoft Outlook 2003 does not remove anymore your line breaks and makes your message look as good as it always should have.
- Add a tab character right before the line break at the end of the line (CR, LF).
- Send the message as HTML, but use the HTML <pre> tag to tell the renderer that it's preformatted text.
- From the menu bar, select Format->Styles & Formatting. -At the bottom of the Styles and Formatting pane, select "All Styles" from the dropdown. -Select all the text in your message. -Choose "HTML Preformatted" from the Styles and Formatting pane.
(to fix/repair the e-mail account file)
- The Scanost.exe tool was removed from Outlook 2010
- You can still use ScanPST.exe on an Exchange e-mail .OST file.
- PST files
for an IMAP e-mail account.
- Introduction to Outlook Data Files (.pst and .ost) - Outlook
- Back up your email - Outlook
- Create an Outlook Data File (.pst) to save your information - Outlook
- Don't simply move the file. Read the instructions first!!
- Steps to move IMAP personal folder(*.pst) | Apps4Rent
- In order to move the IMAP personal folder (*.pst), you have to first close Outlook, then make sure Outlook is not listed in Task Manager, Processes tab, a few minutes after you close it.
- Open the profile (Control panel, Mail) and click on Data files.
- Select the IMAP acct and click Open Folder to open the folder containing the PST.
- Move the PST to the desired location. Do not rename the file; Outlook creates a new file in the default location if you try to rename it—you can only move it.
- Switch to the Data Files window and double click on the account’s data file.
- Now you’ll get the ‘can’t find’ error which can tell outlook where to find it.
- Close the dialogs and you are ready to restart outlook.
- My personal conclusion: It isn't worth the trouble.
There is a simple solution:
- Exit Outlook. Make a backup copy of the original PST file somewhere else (Windows Explorer).
- Start Outlook. Delete the e-mail account in Outlook.
- File (menu) > Account Settings > Account Settings > E-mail (tab) > click-to-select the account > X Remove
- Exit Outlook
- Start (menu) > Control Panel > Mail (32 bit) > E-mail Accounts... (button) > E-mail (tab) > New... > etc... > Close
- Start Outlook > File (menu) > Open > Open Outlook Data File > Find the original PST file > etc... >
Move all messages and folders from the original PST file. >
Right-click on this original PST file (that is now empty) > Remove "name of original PST file" >
You may now use Windows Explorer (= My Computer) to delete the original PST file.
- My Rationale:
- All the messages are still on the IMAP server. (i.e. no messages are lost)
- There probably aren't too many old messages&folders to transfer to the new PST.
- It isn't nearly as easy as it should be to simply move a PST. It really isn't worth the trouble to try to keep the same PST.
- Moving your OST in Outlook
- Compact the OST file to manage its size
- File (menu) > Work Offline
- Tools (menu) > Account Settings... > Data Files (tab) > (click on the account you want to work with) > Settings... > Advanced (tab) > uncheck "Use Cached Exchange Mode" > Offline Folder File Settings... (button) > Compact Now (button) > Disable Offline Use (button) > OK (button)
- Exit Outlook > You may also need to reboot before proceding to the next step.
- Move (and/or rename) the OST file (C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook\outlook.ost) to wherever you like.
- Tools (menu) > Account Settings... > Data Files (tab) > (click on the account you want to work with) > Settings... > Advanced (tab) > check "Use Cached Exchange Mode" > Offline Folder File Settings... (button) > Browse (and select the OST file in the new location) > OK (button) > etc... > Exit Outlook > Run Outlook
- File (menu) > Work Offline
- Unanswered Questions
- Since all messages are left on the server, that must mean that all local messages (in the OST file) are just temporary copies. Would there be any advantage to making a backup of the OST file?
- The PST file that is found in the same directory as the OST file, what is it for?
- IMAP in MS-Outlook
- "I just made the jump from POP to IMAP. When I create my new IMAP profile (getting email from an IMAP account), Outlook creates 2 pst files - one for the IMAP folders and another pst that doesn't look like its being used. This 'other' pst has an inbox, sent items, etc.
"What's worse, when I load/launch outlook, it defaults to the inbox in the non-IMAP pst.
"Very confusing. When I go into the profile, I can't delete the other data file nor can I make the IMAP pst the default pst. Both actions generate error messages.
- "This is by design. Outlook create two pst files to save messages for your IMAP account. One is for the local personal folder and one for the actual IMAP mail. The pst for the local personal folder is used to store the local items, such as your Tasks, Calendars, Notes, etc. "
- iCloud Contacts
- BCC VBA script:
Private Sub Application_ItemSend(ByVal Item As Object, Cancel As Boolean) Dim objRecip As Recipient
Dim strMsg As String
Dim res As Integer
Dim strBcc As String
On Error Resume Next
' #### USER OPTIONS ####
' address for Bcc -- must be SMTP address or resolvable
' to a name in the address book
strBcc = "email@example.com"
Set objRecip = Item.Recipients.Add(strBcc)
objRecip.Type = olBCC
If Not objRecip.Resolve Then
strMsg = "Could not resolve the Bcc recipient. " & _
"Do you want still to send the message?"
res = MsgBox(strMsg, vbYesNo + vbDefaultButton1, _
"Could Not Resolve Bcc Recipient")
If res = vbNo Then
Cancel = True
Set objRecip = Nothing
- How to remove annoying folders from Outlook (solved) (e.g. Journal, Notes, RSS Feeds, Tasks)