Outlook

Help and How to articles for beginner to advanced Microsoft Outlook users and Administrators.

Receive a Reminder When a Message Doesn't Arrive?

Receive a Reminder When a Message Doesn't Arrive?

Use a run a script rule to set reminders to alert you if a new message (such as routine server alerts) doesn't arrive within a specified time.

Change the Free/Busy Status on Meetings

Change the Free/Busy Status on Meetings

How to change the "show time as" option for a meeting to free for the only the organizer.

Print Outlook Business Card Images

Print Outlook Business Card Images

Use this macro to create and print a Microsoft Word document containing Outlook's business cards. The macro saves the card as a jpg image then inserts it into a Word document. How to use macros First: You will need macro security set to low during testing. To check your macro security in Outlook 2010 or  

'Have server reply' rule is not using 'reply-to' address

'Have server reply' rule is not using 'reply-to' address

The question came from an Outlook user: We want to use a "Have server reply rule" to send an automated reply to people who send us a message using our web form. When the rule runs, Outlook is replying to the From address (our web server), not the Reply to address (the person who filled  

Outlook crashes when syncing iCloud calendars

Outlook crashes when syncing iCloud calendars

Following the release of the November update for Outlook, users are reporting that Outlook crashes when an iCloud calendar is subscribed as an Internet Calendar. (Calendars synced using the iCloud addin are not affected by this bug.) The cause: the iCloud sends a gzip encoded response but Outlook is not expecting gzip. Outlook tries to  

Adding Appointments to Other User's Calendar

Adding Appointments to Other User's Calendar

A user had a question about adding appointments to calendars: How can I add an appointment to my employees' Outlook calendar without needing to send a meeting request? I want it to be on the employee's calendar as a required event. I can view the calendars, but I don't have permission to add appointments. Is  

Using Voting Buttons in Email

Using Voting Buttons in Email

I had a few questions about Outlook's voting buttons this week. Several users wondered why the voting buttons weren't working on messages sent to addresses outside of the company. When you add voting buttons to an email, the message is sent using Rich Text Format (RTF). Because only Outlook can decode RTF messages, many Exchange  

Delegates, Meeting Requests, and Rules

Delegates, Meeting Requests, and Rules

How to use a run a script rule in Outlook to add a category to delegated meetings.

Calendar Printing Assistant: Week Starts on Sunday or Monday

Calendar Printing Assistant: Week Starts on Sunday or Monday

Some of the templates included with the Calendar Printing Assistant begin the week on Sunday, some begin it on Monday. What do you do if the template you want to use begins on the wrong day and changing the first day of the week in File, Application Settings doesn't change the first day of the  

Run Rules Now using a Macro

Run Rules Now using a Macro

How to use a macro to run Outlook's rules on demand or triggered by a reminder.