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New Utilities

SmartReply 365 for OutlookSmartReply 365 is an utility for Outlook desktop (Windows) users who have enabled the Microsoft feature to send emails from an alias in Office 365. This utility will automatically populate the proper From: address when you reply to or forward a message received as alias. In other words, if you get a message addressed to jdoe_alias@contoso.com and hit Reply(Reply All, Forward) button, the replied/forwarded message will have jdoe_alias@contoso.com in the From: field. The utility is an Outlook COM add-in. (Aug 19)
SysInfo MSG ViewerSysInfo MSG Viewer easily works with MSG files generated by MS Outlook 2019, 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007 or lesser versions. Free MSG file viewer is time-saving software because it permits the user to choose multiple files for processing in one go. (May 6)
FromJunkToInboxFromJunkToInbox is a Power Automate flow that moves any email delivered to the Junk Email folder to Inbox folder. Many people prefer not to use the built-in spam filtering. As you know, Outlook.com has no setting to disable or enable the Junk email filter - only a safe senders and blocked senders lists. This tiny flow solves this problem. It consists of only one trigger and one action. (Apr 29)
Office 365 Email SignatureCreate a centralized Company-wide Email Signature for Office 365 business account users. (Apr 29)
RunJunkRulesThis add-in allows you to manually or automatically execute the set of rules against Junk Email folder. (Apr 1)
Remo OST to PST converterRemo OST to PST Converter is one of the most used tool to convert Outlook OST files to PST files. It helps in managing Outlook data among both IMAP and POP3 account users. Best thing about this tool by Remo is that you an convert a damaged or corrupt OST files into a healthy PST file. This indeed saves you from losing your precious data and then allows you to store it in a more flexible PST file. Remo OST to PST Converter is available to all versions of Microsoft Office and Outlook users, from Outlook 2003 to 2019. (Apr 1)
IReadItThis Outlook add-in allows you to send a read receipt even the original message sender did not ask for that. (Mar 15)
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Updated Utilities

ReliefJet Essentials for OutlookReliefJet Essentials is a set of 162 utilities for Outlook, Office 365 and Exchange Server. It can backup, import, export and convert data into different formats. Perform personalized mass mailings. Save, remove and optimize attachments. Find and remove duplicate messages, contacts, appointments, meetings, and other items. Retrieve statistics on email usage and get reports on Outlook data and settings. You can run the utilities directly from Outlook, automatically in rules, via standalone app, or from the command line. (Aug 19)
SmartReplySmartReply is an utility for Exchange Server users who need to send email using different addresses. This utility provides an Outlook user with the ability to easily select the From address of the new, replied or forwarded message. The message can be replied with the same From address as original message has been sent to. Also you can set a different signature for each e-mail address. Supports Office 365 Exchange Online. (Aug 19)
Auto-MateAuto-Mate is an Outlook utility that allows you use define rules to move mail from your Inbox (or other folders) based on several criteria, including the age of the message. While Outlook rules only run as messages are downloaded or when you click Run Rules now, Auto-Mate rules run on a schedule, enabling you to apply rules to messages that have been in your Inbox for a given number of hours, days or weeks. Available in Standard or Pro Version. Outlook O365, Outlook 2019 as well as Outlook 2010, 2013, 2016, 32 and 64 bit editions. Version 12. (Jun 24)
SysInfo Excel to vCard converterLearn how to convert excel to vCard with the help of SysInfo excel to vCard converter. Using this utility, users can easily convert excel contacts to vCard file format, the software comes with easy to use Graphical user interface. Microsoft Excel to vCard Converter exports excel to vCard and various other Excel file formats XLSX, XLS, XLSM, XLSB, XLTX, XLTM, XLT, XLAM, XLA. (Jun 24)
SysInfo MSG to EML Converter SysInfoTools MSG to PST Converter tool is an advanced solution that provides the Remove Duplicate Mail option for MSG to PST Conversion. This tool can perform batch conversion by allowing you to select multiple MSG files from your system along with attachments. It performs a very safe and quick conversion action without causing any changes or alteration to the original files which are selected. (Jun 24)
Priority MatrixPriority Matrix provides the ability to prioritize and organize your work. Sometimes, you also want to prioritize data from other services, without duplicating it. That's where our connectors come into play. Your data stays in the 3rd party service, but it's linked automatically linked from a Priority Matrix project which you can collaborate on. You can subscribe to the calendars in Outlook, Office 365, Outlook.com, or using Google Calendar. (Apr 29)
eM ClienteM Client is a full featured e-mail client with a modern and easy to use interface. eM Client also offers calendar, tasks, contacts and chat. eM Client will sync calendar and contacts with Outlook.com and Office 365 and is a suitable Outlook replacement for consumers. Now integrates with Zoom, Microsoft Teams and Google Meet. Version 8.2 (Apr 8)
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Also New

Outlook is not saving preferencesQuite a few users are reporting that Outlook is not saving options such as Mark as Read options in the reading pane, Send Immediately, and Save sent items. When the user closes Outlook and reopens it, the settings are changed. (May 6)
Autocomplete list is messed upUsers are reporting a problem in Outlook 2019, 2016, and Outlook 365: the autocomplete list is messed up. It may open upward, not downward, the autocomplete lines may be taller than normal, and you cannot delete entries from the list. (May 4)
Count Selected MessagesHow to get a count of the messages you have selected in Outlook, using a macro or copy and paste. (Apr 1)
Enable automatic replies (OOF) using a macroHow to use a macro to set up an Automatic reply (out of office reply) in Outlook on Windows desktop, using a macro and Redemption. New: Macro can detect weekdays and weekends and set the OOF to end the next work day. (Mar 11)
Search PDF Attachments and ForwardA sample run a script rule demonstrating how to use VBA and Acrobat to search PDF attachments for keywords then forwarding. (Mar 10)
Using Yahoo and AOL accounts in OutlookHow to fix the Send/Receive error: Task 'Synchronizing subscribed folders for ***@***.com.' reported error (0x800CCC0E) when you use an account hosted on Yahoo or AOL servers. (Nov 20)
Outlook's Windows Store RegistryHow to find and export or edit the registry files used by Outlook in the Office 365 Windows store version. (May 21)
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Administrator Resources

Remove Do Not Send a Response option in Meeting RequestsUse Group policy to remove the Do Not Send a Response option on meeting requests. (Aug 2)
Microsoft Support and Recovery Assistant for Office 365 Microsoft Support and Recovery Assistant is a new tool that helps users troubleshoot and fix issues with various Office 365 apps and services. The app diagnoses common Outlook issues like account setup, connectivity issues, password issues, or Outlook stops responding or crashes. To identify the root cause of these issues, the app runs checks such as: Checks licenses, Verify users' credentials and that Office 365 servers are reachable, Checks for updates to Outlook clients, Checks authentication, Network checks, Protocol checks (Jun 7)
Custom Form Security ChangesIn the September 12 2017 security update, Microsoft disabled custom form script functionality. Forms with code behind them generate this error message: To help prevent malicious code from running, one or more objects in this form were not loaded. For more information, contact your administrator. If you need scripts enabled, you'll need to set two keys, one to enable scripting and a second one with the message class name of each form that has code behind it. (Oct 23)
Outlook Folder Homepages are missingIn the Outlook update released on October 10 2017, the Folder Homepages setting was deprecated and removed to close a security vulnerability. Removing the folder home page capability "broke" a lot of applications; this can be fixed by setting a registry key. (Oct 23)
June 2016 Quarterly Exchange UpdatesThe latest Cumulative Updates for Exchange Server 2016 and Exchange Server 2013 are available in the Microsoft Download Center. In addition to normal fixes to customer reported issues, these releases also include updated functionality. (Jun 30)
What's new for administrators in Outlook 2016 for WindowsThis TechNet article for administrators explains about the new Outlook 2016 features that admins should be aware of before rolling out Outlook 2016 within your organization. Two important changes: Exchange 2007 is not supported and autodiscover must be configured, as Outlook no longer uses PRF files. (Sep 30)
Office 2016 Deployment Guides for AdminsProvides admins with information about how to deploy Office 2016, Office 365 ProPlus, and Office 2016 for Mac to users in their organizations. For administrators and other IT professionals who plan, implement, and maintain deployments of Office in their organizations. (Sep 24)
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Development Resources

RedemptionOutlook Redemption works around limitations imposed by the Outlook Security Patch plus provides a number of objects and functions to work with properties and functionality not exposed through the Outlook object model. Redemption supports Outlook 98, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016 (both 32 and 64 bit) (Outlook 97 is not supported by the Safe*Item objects) as well as the standalone version of MAPI (no Outlook installed). (Jun 5)
MFCMapiMFCMAPI uses Microsoft's published APIs to provide access to MAPI stores through a graphical user interface. Its purpose is to facilitate investigation of Exchange and Outlook issues and to provide developers with a canonical sample for MAPI development. Updated frequently. (Jun 5)
OutlookSpyOutlookSpy is the ultimate Outlook developer tool. New Features: AddedSave and Copy as Text / Copy as Hex toolbar items to the IStream editor and "Edit Binary Property" dialog. Copy between the Hex editor and the Visual Studio binary editor. Added IMAPITable.SortTable popup menu item to all IMAPITable tabs. OutlookSpy supports all versions of Outlook, from 97 to 2016 (both 32 and 64 bit), running on any version of Windows, from Windows 95 to Windows 10. (Feb 23)
Empty Multiple Deleted Items Folders using a MacroThe scenario: You have several email accounts, each with their own data file and you want to empty the deleted items in every data file with one click. If you have one data file in your profile, you could use AutoArchive, but it doesn't work with multiple data files. (Aug 26)
Bulk change Contact's FileAs format to match Outlook's default settingAn updated version of the Bulk Change FileAs macro that gets the default FileAs format and applies the format to the contacts in the default contacts folder. (May 12)
Office 2013 VBA Documentation The Office 2013 VBA Documentation download provides an offline version of the Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) developer reference for each of the Office client applications, as well as the VBA reference content shared amongst all Office client applications (Office Shared). (Oct 7)
Mail apps for Outlook 2013 and OWAConceptual information specific to building a mail app for Outlook and Outlook Web App Preview for Exchange 2013 Preview (Jul 20)
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Other Resources

Adding an Image to a SignatureHow to add images to signatures in Microsoft Outlook. (Mar 26)
FREE Microsoft eBooksMicrosoft's Eric Ligman is giving away a bunch of free eBooks, reference guides, Step-By-Step Guides, and other informational resources for Microsoft products, including Windows 10, Office 365, Office 2016, Power BI, Azure, Windows 8.1, Office 2013, SharePoint 2016, SharePoint 2013, Dynamics CRM, PowerShell, Exchange Server, System Center, Cloud, SQL Server, and more. (Feb 17)
Syncing Outlook with an Android smartphoneHow to sync Outlook Calendar and Contacts with an Android smartphone or tablet. (Feb 14)
Outlook's Signature button doesn't workAfter installing Outlook 2016's January 2018 update, some users are unable to edit signatures. Microsoft has identified the cause as having the Windows app store version installed as well as a "normal" version. (Feb 14)
Outlook tips & tricks (Microsoft) Quick tips for Outlook from Microsoft's Office Training Center. Also includes sections for Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Microsoft Teams. (Oct 23)
Office Quick StartsOffice 365 training videos, covering the Office applications. Also included is a video for managing Office 365 Home and Business accounts. Downloadable guides for the main Office 2016 applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, OneNote, PowerPoint) are available. (Oct 22)
Fixes or workarounds for Office issuesIssues affecting Office application on Mac and Windows that Microsoft is tracking. (May 28)

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