Outlook User's Solutions Center

Add Secure to the Message Subject before Sending

Several users asked me how to add secure to the message subject before sending the message. I need a way to change the subject of an email after I hit send. Specific example: If I have a subject that says "meeting", after I hit send I would like the subject to be automatically changed to  

Office 365 or Office 2013?

Over the last few weeks, I’ve seen several threads asking “What is the difference between Office 365 and Office 2013?” and the answers reminded me of the story about the blind men and the elephant – everyone has a different idea about what it is. The guys focusing on IT explained what Office 365 services  

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.

Create a Series of Tasks Leading up to an Appointment

The code sample on this page creates tasks from a selected appointment, with each task due in the days leading up to the appointment.

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  

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  

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  

How to Create Messages Using Data in an Excel File

Create Outlook email messages using data contained in an Excel workbook OR CSV file.

Run Rules Now using a Macro

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

Update for Business Contact Manager (BCM 2013)

This Outlook BCM update fixes a number of issues plaguing BCM users, including the incorrect labels for address and phone numbers, that affected BCM after the September 2013 Office update was installed.

Using Navigation Pane Groups

Outlook 2003 and up offer an option to make New Groups (in the Navigation Pane) and quite a few users aren't quite sure what they should do with them. I use groups hold calendars I don't want to see in the Navigation pane and to keep certain colleagues calendar's together. If I need to see the  

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