Outlook cannot synchronize subscribed folders in Gmail

As of July 15, 2014, Outlook cannot connect to Gmail using basic authentication. Outlook Send and Receive generates error code 0x800CCC0E. Users need to use two-step authentication or re-enable basic authentication.

Outlook and the latest RTF Exploits

When Word parses specially crafted RTF-formatted data an attacker could execute arbitrary code. Solution: stop using RTF in Outlook. I'll show you how.

Using Outlook with 2-step verification

When using 2-step verification with Gmail, Outlook.com, or other email provider, Outlook (and most other mail clients), you need to use the App password.

Outlook's Social Connector and Facebook security settings

When the Facebook provider is installed in Outlook, status updates are visible based on the kind of Public Search settings selected in the Facebook profile. Everyone with a Facebook account needs to check these settings, not just Outlook users!

Why you should block external content in Outlook by default

A virus infected email is making the rounds, purportedly from Microsoft, updating their service agreement. It looks like the real message but the URLs point to another site, typical of a phishing scheme. At least one version of the infected message includes an embedded external HTML file. The problem? When you download external content, either automatically or per message, that file will be saved to the hard drive and it will be rendered in Outlook. In this case, the HTML file is going to be rendered.

Security Certificate Warning in Microsoft Outlook

Error message: The server you connected to is using a security certificate that cannot be verified. A required certificate is not within its validity period when verifying against the current system clock or the timestamp in the file