Disable Outlook's Conversation View

Outlook 2010 has a new Conversation view that groups messages together. Many users don't like it, fortunately its easy to disable, using one of two methods. Method 1: Right click on the row of field names and choose Conversations, Show Messages in Conversations. Method 2: Switch to the View ribbon and click on the Conversation  

File Sent Messages with the Original Messages

Use Conversation view to view sent messages with the original or save sent messages with the original.

Outlook.com is moving to Office 365!

The big news for anyone who uses Outlook.com for email, or to sync calendar and contacts to smartphone: Outlook.com is moving to the Office 365 infrastructure in 2015.

Change the Default Data File from Exchange to Another Account

How to change the default data file to a pst file when you use Outlook 2013 (and up) and have Exchange mailbox in your profile.

Outlook Today Script Error: Line 278

One sure sign that people are upgrading from Outlook 2007 to Outlook 2013: I’m seeing more complaints about a script error in Outlook Today. When you upgrade from Outlook 2007 to Outlook 2013 and then open Outlook Today, you may receive a script error: Line 278. Char 1. Error: "Library not registered."

Exchange account set-up missing in Outlook 2016

A user was trying out the new Office 2016 Preview and ran into a problem. He wanted to configure his Exchange account manually, by entering the server names, but Outlook 2016 doesn't have that option for Exchange accounts: I recently upgraded to Office 2016 Preview from Office 2013 and the Exchange account wouldn't work. I  

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 (for Windows).

Setting Custom Reminder Times

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

The Benefits of Exchange Mailboxes for Individuals

I'm frequently asked questions that go something like this: I'm a long-time Outlook user but with all the places I am looking at email (Laptop PC, Android Tablet, Android Smartphone) email management is starting to become an issue. Would an Exchange subscription help me? Yes, it would help you. You would have excellent sync capabilities  

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.