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New Utilities

MSG Exporter for OutlookUse MSG Exporter add-in for Outlook to automatically replicate your emails, appointments, tasks or contacts data in an external disk outside of Outlook as MSG files for document management, sharing or quick archival, backup, email retention or audit policy and much more. Designed to allow users and system administrators to save or archive old emails as MSG files in inexpensive local disk or network drive, it also provides support for automatic replication of MSG backup files from both incoming and outgoing email messages. A powerful and cost-effective alternative to installing and maintaining expensive server-based email archiving solutions. (Aug 16)
 
EverFastAccessEmail rules sometimes just don't make it and drag & drop system is very poor for sorting emails quickly among various folders. EverFastAccess is an intuitive, smart and ultra-fast note-taking software to boost your productivity and simplify your computer life. (Jun 21)
 
Auto Print Pro for OutlookSperry Software's Auto Print Pro for Outlook add-in is similar to their Auto Print tool, except that instead of being forced to print to a single printer, this add-in will allow you to set up a number of different “rules” so that emails from this person go to this printer, emails from that person go to that printer, etc. And just like the original add-in, this one will allow you to print just the emails, just the attachments, or both…with an unlimited set of rules. (May 7)
 
MBExport365MBExport365 is a thin command-line utility that allows the export of Microsoft Office 365 (Exchange Online) email accounts. It is possible to export whole mailbox data of multiple accounts, or select one or more folders of a single (or multiple) account, or a combination of the above elements. Mbexport365 is implemented as an executable and configuration file, that can be scheduled multiple time in a client or server machine. The data exported are in PST (Microsoft original) file format. (May 4)
 
ChimpySyncManage your MailChimp lists from within Outlook. Subscribe Outlook Contacts to MailChimp lists. Synchronize Outlook Contacts with MailChimp lists * Easily see contacts who unsubscribe. Check if email addresses are on MailChimp lists. Subscribe and update email addresses as you read emails. (May 1)
 
Email ParserEmail Parser is used to retrieve emails from Outlook PST files, Exchange servers or Office 365 accounts and extract the data contained in them. It supports exporting to an Excel file or Google Sheets. C# Scripting and PowerShell is also possible to integrate Email Parser with your existing tools. It has a wide range of examples available at the website and is free to try. (Apr 26)
 
Priasoft Public Folder SyncPriasoft has created the first, and currently only toolset for synchronizing Public Folders between an on-premises deployment of Public Folders and Office365. This same solution is also able to support cross-forest synchronization between one or more on-premises environments, or between multiple on-premises deployments and Office365. (Mar 16)
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Updated Utilities

4Team OST PST ViewerOST PST viewer is a free and powerful tool that will help you to open and work with OST, PST and other Outlook file formats without Microsoft Outlook installed. It can open orphaned or any size files created by any version of Outlook. PST file viewer is the right tool for users who have lots of PST files and don't want to connect each of them to Outlook. With the enterprise edition, you can change read/unread or follow up status of emails. Use advanced search to find exactly what you are looking for in your PST files. Version 1.10 (Aug 16)
 
InLoox for OutlookInLoox for Outlook - your user-friendly solution for effective project collaboration and management. Plan, manage and communicate directly in Microsoft Outlook, in your browser or on your smartphone. Start your free 30 day trial now and become more productive! (Aug 10)
 
GenerateSignature FromLDAPSmall signature generator for Microsoft Outlook, ideal for use in logon scripts. Outlook signature files are generated based on templates that pull data from Active Directory using LDAP. (Aug 7)
 
GALsyncSynchronize objects between multiple domains and forests. Share information securely between Exchange organizations. GALsync allows you to share Exchange mail-enabled objects of your Active Directory forest with other forests. Transfer types are ftp, windows shares and email. Encryption possible. Sharing objects helps users in one or both messaging organizations to access information about users and groups of the partner organization. No additional software or hardware required. Works with Windows 200x and Exchange 200x. Version 2.5 (Aug 7)
 
4Team Outlook Duplicate RemoverDuplicate Remover will find, merge and remove duplicates in 3 steps using simple search wizard. Search duplicate items and merge Outlook duplicates automatically. Review and merge duplicate Outlook contacts. Remove Outlook Inbox duplicates, duplicate Contacts and Calendar events and Junk contacts. Quickly clean up all your contacts. Automated inbox scanning and duplicates removal. The new version is dedicated to make sure product runs stable and without issues on latest environment, therefore includes latest versions of components. (Aug 2)
 
Vamsoft ORF (Open Replay Filter)ORF integrates with Exchange and the IIS SMTP Service to filter email using domain and URL blacklists (DNSBLs and SURBLs). It also supports Attachment Filtering, with the option to quarantine, reject, or neutralize using attachment replacement; Greylisting (an aggressive, but efficient anti-spam technique); Reverse DNS-based sender validation; Keyword Blacklist (supports regular expressions); HELO Blacklist with standard conformance check; email Character Set Blacklist; Honeypot/Spamtrap support. (Aug 2)
 
4Team Duplicate KillerOutlook Duplicate Killer is an add-in for Microsoft Outlook. Find, merge and remove Outlook duplicates. Compare, assign the category, flag and move duplicates to selected folders. Find and remove duplicate contacts, emails, calendar events, tasks and notes automatically. Merge Outlook contacts and other items. Manage duplicates in any Microsoft Outlook folder, including Microsoft Exchange and Public folders. Preview duplicate search results prior to processing. Use with Microsoft Outlook 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007, 2003, 2002. New updated Duplicate Killer is to dedicate to make sure product runs stable and without issues on latest environment, therefore includes latest versions of components. (Aug 2)
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Also New

No, you're not being blackmailedA spam message is still making the rounds, using passwords taken from an old database hack to convince users they know your naughty browsing habits. dont fall for it. (Aug 2)
 
Hide LinkedIn, Facebook, Google and other extra contact folders in Outlook.comMany years ago Microsoft added a feature to Outlook.com that gave users the opportunity to link various online contact sources, such as Gmail, Facebook, Twitter and others with Outlook.com accounts. This created additional contact folders in the mailbox, one for each linked service. This service is no longer available but, unfortunately, the folders remain in the mailbox. These folders are visible in both Outlook desktop and on smartphones. I'll show you how to hide them. (Aug 2)
 
The (good) Autocomplete list is backHow to restore the old autocomplete list format, replacing the new Recent/Other Suggestions list. (Aug 2)
 
Forward email messages by dateHow to forward messages to another address during a specific period of time using Outlook's Rules or Automatic Replies. (Mar 28)
 
Open multiple Outlook windows when Outlook startsHow to use VBA to automatically open up Outlook windows in a particular order (mail, calendar, contacts and tasks) with each in a specific size and screen position. (Mar 28)
 
Calendars aren’t printing in colorHow to fix: Outlook stopped printing calendars in color. (Feb 19)
 
The primary account cannot be removed from OutlookWhen you have multiple Exchange accounts in your profile, you can't remove the "primary" account added unless you remove all accounts. This is by design but a simple registry edit will allow you to remove the first (primary) Exchange account in your profile without removing the other accounts. (Feb 14)
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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

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)
 
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)
 
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)
 
What's new for Outlook 2013 developersA top-level view of the additions and enhancements for developers in Microsoft Outlook 2013, including mail apps, third party weather data services for the Weather Bar, and inline response. The document also describes changes to the Outlook Social Connector, Office Mobile Service, support for Outlook 2013 Preview coexisting with a previous version of Outlook, and new performance criteria for add-ins. (May 6)
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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)
 
Ignite 2017 Sessions: Outlook & ExchangeLinks to some of the sessions recorded at Ignite 2017 that pertain to Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Exchange server, including Office 365. (Oct 20)

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