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How did the message get in Outlook's Junk Email folder? Check the InfoBar.
This is a collection of calendar data tools and resources for the Microsoft Outlook Calendar folder. If you can't "see" current year holidays in your calendar, your holiday list may be outdated. See Missing Holidays for more information and links to download the updated file. To push a number of events out to users, see
Add moon phase, sunrise, sunset or tidal calendars to Outlook.
How to avoid categorizing all messages in a thread when you categorize a message.
Do you want Outlook to run certain rules during specific time periods, like only overnight, then turn them off when you are in the office? You can use VBA and task reminders to turn your rules off and on.
You can insert text or HTML files in messages in Outlook (any version.) Use this to insert "boilerplate text" or HTML created in an HTML editor. To Insert text or HTML files into a message: Click the Insert File icon (Attach File icon in Outlook 2007/2010) Select the file and expand the Insert button. Select
A frequent question users ask is how to block foreign spam: I'm receiving email that looks like it comes from Russia (funny looking letters). I keep adding the addresses to my block senders list however I seem to be getting more and more of them. I would like to make a rule to just delete
One often requested feature that is missing in older versions of Outlook is ability to insert a date and time stamp into the body of Outlook items. While Outlook doesn't offer it directly, you can use a custom form or an add-in to insert the date stamp. While this is not needed in Outlook 2007
Outlook Express displays image attachments at the bottom of the message and many users miss it when they switch to Outlook, because it doesn't support viewing images inline, and you need to open each image to view it. By design, Outlook only shows images "inline" (in the message body) when the message is sent using
Update for Outlook 2007: The Office 2007 SP2 update adds page range selection to the printer dialog. A common complaint is the inability to control which pages are printed. This is because Outlook's printing options are severely lacking. While its bad in all areas of Outlook, many users notice it when attempting to print email messages.