Outlook is a standalone or groupware client for Microsoft Exchange. It is used for Email, contacts, tasks and calendar.

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Linux clients for Exchange (email and) calendar [closed]

At $work, the official email solution is Outlook on Windows, connected to an Exchange server. That's problematic for people with Linux on their desktop machine. The Exchange server supports IMAP, and ...
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When I have a * entry in my zone file, how can I treat a specific name as nonexistent?

On our main domain, example.com we're hosting a lot of websites. So we just added a * A/AAAA record to our zone and pointed it at our webserver. Sadly, this also causes Outlook to constantly hammer ...
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outlook requiring password after exchange reboot

We recently moved from Exchange 2003 to 2010, and have noticed a quirk that is annoying us. If our exchange server (single server) goes down, ie it gets rebooted, or client loses connectivity (or for ...
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Change Outlook “reply to” based upon sent address?

We have a shared mailbox on Exchange 2010 that multiple clients access using Outlook 2010. There are multiple distribution lists (that each have multiple email addresses) that point to this single ...
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How do you persuade users to abandon their personal folders?

Towards the end of last year we started using Mimecast services, in particular their cloud-based e-mail archiving. Since then we’ve been rolling out the Mimecast Services for Outlook (MSO) add-in. ...
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Display a TLS icon for messages that are TLS secured (Outlook)

One of my colleagues at a large financial institution has customised Lotus Notes to show a TLS icon for messages that are TLS secured. I'm interested in imitating this feature in Outlook, and believe ...
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How to configure email autoconfiguration for a domain?

Outlook and a number of other email clients now feature autodiscovery of mail server settings and it bugs me that I don't have this set up for our domains, but I'm not sure how to do it and a quick ...
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Preventing 'Reply-All' to Exchange Distribution Groups

This is another question in a short series regarding a challenging Exchange project my co-workers have been asked to implement. (I'm helping even though I'm primarily a Unix guy because I volunteered ...
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Open Source company grade alternative to Outlook?

This is not for me personally but for everyone searching this in a search engine, so this is a community wiki question. This question is based on this answer in which he stands that Mozilla ...
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ScanOST Vs. ScanPST

When an OST file is corrupted, Outlook (2007) complains: """ Errors have been detected in the file blah.ost. Quit Outlook and all mail-enabled applications, and then use the Inbox repair ...
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What is the cause of FAST I/O DISALLOWED errors? (Causing Outlook to open attachments really slowly)

When a colleague tries to open attachments in her email (Outlook 2003 talking to an Exchange 2007 server) they take ages to open. The files are relatively small, all less than 1MB. We've tried ...
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Users getting 'flooded' with not read notifications (NRNs) for old emails and meeting requests

I'm being placed under quite a lot of pressure from senior management over a relatively trivial issue. Basically the vast majority of users are complaining that they receive not read notifications ...
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Outlook 2003 (with Exchange 2007) error: You cannot respond to a meeting without an Organizer

The company recently upgraded to Exchange 2007. Since the upgrade users who are still on Outlook 2003 (SP3) get the following error for some meeting requests: You cannot respond to a meeting ...
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How to recover outlook emails

It has happened many times in my organization that some people have left in not really good terms. So when you go to check their computers you find that they normally delete their emails, sometimes ...
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Email automatically deleted after few minutes in Outlook

I have a user here, our CEO, that can't keep his incoming email more than 3-4 minutes in his inbox. He is able to get the email, we see the popup confirming the email has been received but suddently, ...
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Prevent user “click-expansion” of Exchange distribution group?

I am a Unix guy who recently picked up powershell to help my Exchange admin coworkers implement a challenging project in Exchange 2010. (The requirements we've been given are challenging if not ...
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Exchange Server 2007 Setup

I'm working on a upgrade to Exchange 2007 and I wanted to get some advise on hardware choices. We currently have an Exchange 2003 STD server with 400 users split between 6 AD Sites, that is housed on ...
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Personal email archive alternative to PST files

If you aren't willing or able to prevent users from keeping old emails "forever", what solution do you have? Exchange 2007 allows pretty massive mailboxes, but lots of people still recommend against ...
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Outlook Encrypted Emails boo boo

I just reinstalled my Windows OS 7 and forgot to backup my Email Certificate for Outlook 2010 beforehand. Now I can't read any encrypted emails. When I try, it says "Cannot open this item. Your ...
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Disabling Specific Options in Outlook 2010 through Group Policy?

Alright, all research thus far has failed me, this must be a somewhat obscure problem. I think I am close but I need an answer as to whether or not what I am trying to do is possible so I don't waste ...
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How do you force Outlook 2007 to re-index it's seach on Windows XP SP 3?

So I have a Windows XP SP 3 machine which is running Outlook 2007. When I search in Outlook for an email that exists using a basic keyword, like say "MySQL", I get no results. However, Outlook gives ...
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Add Pictures to Active Directory for Outlook Contacts

What I'm trying to do here without wasting too much time is we want our company to have all the associate photos as their contact pictures in Outlook. I know Outlook 2007 and Outlook 2010 have a lot ...
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Exchange Cached Mode (Exchange 2010) with Outlook 2003 and Outlook 2010 Causing Sync Issues

We have Exchange 2010 and a mix of Outlook 2003 and Outlook 2010 clients. When Exchange Cached Mode is enabled, clients are receiving sync issues. In Outlook 2010, the sync issues are mainly with ...
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Write-protect Outlook PST file

I am looking for a way to write-protect Outlook PST files, so that one cannot accidentally delete mails from or add mails to the PST file. The file is an archive and shall be accessible read-only from ...
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How to get around Outlook/Exchange's Rules and Alerts 32KB limit?

I use Outlook's Rules and Alerts facility to automatically file my emails. I find it a great time saver. However, I've recently been unable to add further rules - Outlook suggests that there is ...
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Anyone migrated from Lotus Notes to Exchange?

If you have I'm interested in the user experience and admin experience. Did users prefer Outlook over Notes? Did the sysadmins prefer Exchange over Domino? If so why?
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Good tool for searching E-Mail in Outlook?

As a System Administrator, I tend to accumulate a lot of E-Mail. And, unfortunately, my current employer requires Windows on the desktop and Outlook for e-mail. My question is, are there any good ...
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How do I move the archive.pst to a new location?

Currently the archive.pst is located in the Application Data Folder. c:\documents and Settings\username\local setting\application data\microsoft\outlook\ I would like to move it to a second hard ...
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Would an Exchange Server be appropriate for this situation?

I've just started volunteering at a local organisation and I've been asked to come up with a solution to the following problem. However, networking is hardly my forte so I thought I'd ask here before ...
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How does Outlook identify “Extra Line Breaks”

I am writing a script that emails the output to me, and I read it in Outlook. For some reason Outlook removes all the line breaks in the message, and gives me a little notice that it has removed the ...
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How might I grant access to everyone's calendar in Exchange 2007?

We're considering changing our users' Outlook calendar permissions for all users so that everyone has "Reviewer" access by default. Since our users primarily use their calendars for business (and can ...
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ZFS, dedupe and PST files

I am interested to know what would be expected maximum dedupe ratio for a set of PST files. I have ~40G of pst files from ~15 usres with high level of duplication of attachments. I am running tests ...
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Force outlook to refresh/update calender more often?

I work as a sys-admin at a lawyer office. They have a lot of meetings and their schedule is very important to them. Outlook 2007 does a fine job. The server is Windows Server 2003 running Exchange ...
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How to set up email alias in exchange 2010

I have a couple users who need multiple email addresses (alias) forwarded to their accounts but setting up a separate user and forwarding the email is showing the email to the users main address ...
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What is the best way to manage shared contacts between MS Exchange and iPhones

We are currently running: Exchange 2003 Office 2007 We have exchange public folders that contain business contacts. Our business phones are iPhones, the iPhone does not support public folders. What ...
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Moving to an outside Exchange provider - How to create new Outlook profile on multiple PCs?

Following an acquisition we are switching from our local Exchange to an outside provider. I need to change account settings / create new profile so that users are able to access their new mailbox, and ...
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Outlook Prompting for password from Exchange server in domain environment

We are running exchange 2007 in a domain environment. We have mostly outlook 2003 clients, but in process of upgrading to outlook 07 over the next couple of weeks. Some users (both 03 & 07) are ...
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What's your maximum email message size, and what do you do for bigger files?

As the subject says... We're using Exchange 2007 and (mostly) Outlook 2003 and have a limit of 20MB. For larger files, we have an ftp server that people inside can easily copy files to or from, and ...
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Outlook reads disconnected, all HTTPS/SSL traffic redirected

The problem came to me when a user complained they couldn't send or receive emails. Outlook 2010 reads "Disconnected" in the bottom right. I have tried everything to reconnect, but no luck. Tried: ...
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Exchange Mailbox Analysis

I have a few users whose mailboxes seem to grow much more rapidly than others. For example we archived off a load of mail from one particular user less than a year ago to get his mailbox down to about ...
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Managing Room Calendars in Exchange/Outlook 2010

When a meeting is created that conflicts with another meeting on the Room calendar, is it possible to have the conflicting meeting forwarded to a delegate for a manual resolution?
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Graphical Glitch - Outlook 2013 on a 2008 R2 Remote Desktop Server as a Remote App

Server 2008 R2 SP1, with Remote Desktop Services. Office 2013. [Edit: Most] Microsoft updates installed. Publish Outlook as a RemoteApp, and run it from a Windows 8 client, then open an email. What ...
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Does Outlook continue to auto-discover account settings for already configured accounts? Can it be prevented?

fail2ban just locked me out of our website because something from my desktop was hammering port 443 on the server (which is not in use). I saw my IP also requesting "GET ...
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Outlook 2003 repeatedly prompts for username and password

I have a few users with Outlook 2003 and Windows 7. Every time they open outlook, They repeatedly get asked for their username and password no matter how many times they are entered. Outlook goes ...
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outlook command-line switches

I'm trying to produce a shortcut for user that will launch their outlook email or calendar. the switches I'm using are: /select outlook:inbox (or /select outlook:calendar) /recycle (so that ...
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Outlook 2011 (Mac) refuses to send email, error -17092. All other clients work [Solved]

Having spent a while debugging this, I thought I'd post here so others can save some time. The error from Outlook 2011 is: "The SMTP server does not recognize any of the authentication methods ...
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ActiveSync does not sync appointments from iCalendar files

There is a problem with ActiveSync and iCalendar files, at least with Outlook/Exchange: you receive an email with an iCalendar attachment, .vcs or .ics file. you accept the meeting request or double ...
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Push contacts to exchange users

I'm using Exchange 2003, Outlook 2007/2003. Is there a way to push a set of contacts to users? I would prefer to not use the GAL and I really don't want to send csv files for them to import. Any ...
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Determine who is opening a .PST file from a network drive on the local network?

Our system admin has been struggling with the issue of our network getting completely locked up when users open PST files from network drives. Apparently Microsoft is aware of this problem but there ...
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Is it necessary to do the following when setting up new outlook profiles?

We have been advised to do the following whenever we re-setup a profile in Outlook for our users. However we believe in performing non-destructive troubleshooting where possible. Is there any reason ...