Displaying a Picture on a Contact

Contact or Business Card images are displayed in the the Business Card view. Open the Contact, double click on the picture placeholder and select an image from your hard drive. For best results, crop and resize it before inserting it into Outlook. To add an image to the business card, double click on the business  

How to Prevent Lync from Locking Outlook's .OST File

How to fix the error message "Cannot open this item. File access is denied. You do not have the permission required to access" the ost file when using Outlook and Lync.together.

Open Attachment Dialog: 'If you continue, you'll lose changes'

The scenario goes like this: A user starts to compose a message and adds an attachment to the it. The user then opens the attachment and edits it. When Outlook's auto-save kicks in, an annoying and confusing warning message pops up telling the user that changes will be lost. If you continue, you'll lose your  

Outlook Folders Move Around When Clicked

Many users have discovered an annoying 'feature' in Outlook 2013: the folders in the navigation pane shift around. This is due in part to the ability to arrange folders (and data files) in any order in the navigation pane. Many users report the problem is solved when they put the Inbox at the top of  

Macro to Bulk Import Contacts and vCards into Outlook

Microsoft Outlook does not support importing multiple vCards – you need to import them one vcard at a time. While this is tolerable for a few, its frustrating when you a large number to import. This can also be done using VBA, basically automating the process you'd use to do it manually: open each contact,  

Outlook 2016 Preview

A first look at some of the new features in Outlook 2016.

Setting Custom Reminder Times

How to enter a custom reminder or snooze time in Microsoft Outlook.

Send a Task Status Report

Send an Outlook Task update using the Task Update button or customize the update using a macro.

LinkedIn Social Connector Provider: Gone

As many users of the LinkedIn provider for Outlook's Social Connector learned a couple of weeks ago, they would no longer be receiving information about their LinkedIn contacts, specifically, the LinkedIn Contact folder will be removed and feeds won't sync. For the time being, LinkedIn contacts and profile photos are still syncing with Outlook. In  

Scheduling Drafts in Outlook

How to send draft messages at a scheduled time using a macro in Outlook.

Outlook Search results are limited to 250

A user had a question about the number of search results Outlook displays initially: I’m using Outlook 2013 and my search results only show 250 items. Why is this? Outlook limits the number of results displayed in order to speed up the search results in cached Exchange mode. The limit is 250 in Outlook 2013  

Disable Stationery and Fonts using Group Policy

I need to disable the ability of the end-user to modify Stationery and force a default stationery and font. I have found the "font" forcing but not the rest. I was trying to work with control ID but don't know how to find the right ones. You'll need to make at least three changes: 1)  

Email address was spelled wrong, is delivered

When you use the Resend button in an NDR to resend a message, the incorrect email address may be visible on the received message.

Forward Messages that were not Replied To

Use a macro to forward Outlook email messages that are waiting for a reply after a number of days.

Create a New Message using an HTML File or Stationery

How to create a new message using Stationery or any HTML file using the standard commands of More Stationery or Insert > Insert as Text command. You can also use a macro to create the message.