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Create a receive-only POP3 account

Create a receive-only POP3 account

How to create an email account to only receive email, not send it, in Outlook 2010 or Outlook 20913.

Using Scanpst in Outlook Click to Run

Using Scanpst in Outlook Click to Run

Where to find scanpst.exe in Outlook 2013 traditional install and click to run installs.

Rename email accounts and data files in the folder list

Rename email accounts and data files in the folder list

Rename the email account names and the data files names seen in Outlook's folder list. Works in Outlook 2013 as well as older versions of Outlook.

Import a WAB file into Outlook Contacts

Import a WAB file into Outlook Contacts

How to import a backup copy of a .wab file and to Outlook installed on Windows 7 or 8,

Moving Outlook to a new Windows computer

Moving Outlook to a new Windows computer

How to move Outlook from a Windows 7 computer to a new computer running Windows 7 or 8.

Outlook Auto Account Setup: Encrypted Connection not available

The message that comes up when Outlook can't set up an encrypted connection automatically caught a couple of users off guard this week. After calling their mail provider to verify the account supports encryption, they asked me what was wrong with Outlook. An encrypted connection to your mail server is not available. Click next to  

Configuring an Outlook.com account in Outlook

Configuring an Outlook.com account in Outlook

How to configure an Outlook.com email account in Outlook. You can use POP3, Outlook Connector, or EAS (Outlook 2013).

Backup Outlook Data Files using a Batch (.bat)

How to use a batch file to backup Microsoft Outlook personal files (*.pst). Includes sample batch files.

Missing Outlook data files after upgrading to  Windows 8?

Missing Outlook data files after upgrading to Windows 8?

If you upgraded to Windows 8 and can't find your data files, the news is good. In all likelihood, the data files aren't missing. When Windows 8 upgrades your computer, it creates a folder called "windows.old" and it contains all of the files used by the previous Windows installation, including your user account files.

Understanding an Outlook Profile file (PRF)

Understanding an Outlook Profile file (PRF)

Although Outlook 2007 and Outlook 2010's autodiscover feature makes short work of creating profiles, using a PRF to create profiles is still useful, especially if you use a lot of personal folders (*.pst) or have a large number of POP3 and IMAP accounts and are testing Windows betas. Most users will be happy just to