Posts Tagged ‘outlook’

Microsoft Fixes Outlook Spam Issues

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

I haven’t seen this myself, but perhaps you have …

If you are using one of Microsoft’s emailing services, for instance, you may have noticed a sharp increase in spam messages that were not filed as spam in the past couple of days. The main issue here was of course that spam was not flagged properly by Microsoft so that it landed in user inboxes instead of the junk folder where it belonged. You may have noticed as well that spam messages that were not identified as such did not land as frequently in the inbox today or not at all as it did yesterday or the days before.


What You Need to Know about Office 2016 Before You Install It

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

It looks like some major changes are coming to MS Office in 2016 …

Microsoft has just published the Office 2016 Preview application for home and enterprise. It is available to Office 365 subscribers, other Office users and non-Office users on the Office website. If you are not an Office 365 subscriber, you can download a 32-bit or 64-bit installer for the Office 2015 Preview from the site.


Too Many Devices Syncing with Microsoft Account Reports

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

If you’ve been receiving error messages that say that your device synchronization limit is maxed out, then this might help to explain why …

Reports are coming in that some Microsoft account users who use the company’s mail clients are receiving errors related to a device synchronization limit that they have reached. Depending on the device and software used, error messages may read “There are too many devices syncing with this account”, “There is an error syncing your mail account”, “You can’t connect this account to any more devices” or “We can’T add this account to your phone because you’ve already set it up on the maximum number of devices”.


Microsoft Outlook Window Not Appearing Fix

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

I’ve never had this problem myself, but if you’re running multiple email clients and Outlook suddenly disappears, you might want to try this out …

Outlook is not my main email client and I never really used it that much. Still, I have it installed as a part of my Office 2010 installation, and I tend to use it sometimes to test a new plug-in or feature that I would like to write about. For the past month or so I have been experiencing a rather puzzling issue that I never bothered to look into until today.


Kernel Outlook PST Viewer – Access Old Outlook Emails

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

Here’s an interesting program that allows you to view archived Outlook emails … even if you’re not running Outlook anymore.

If you are like me, you keep backups or copies of important data that you no longer need on your computer in case you need access it in the future again. This is for instance true for old emails that I archive regularly to make my email program more responsive. I use Mailstore for that, but there are other options.


A Short List of Handy Free Microsoft Outlook Downloads

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

I’m a little bit leery of third-party freeware in general, but a couple of these look like they’d come in handy …

While I’m a Thunderbird user at heart, I run Microsoft Outlook as well on all of my computer systems. I have tested and worked with dozens of third party Outlook tools over the past years of which a few have proven to be very useful.

This article offers a short but handy list of Microsoft Outlook downloads that put the messaging software to the next level. The following seven programs are partially third party tools and partially add-ins. I have added a short description to each listing, a screenshot, a link to a previous review here on Ghacks and a link to the developer website.


Windows Live Mail, Outlook, Finally Get Hotmail SSL Support

Friday, July 8th, 2011

I’m kind of surprised that this took so long …

Microsoft did enable full session HTTPS encryption for their Hotmail email service back in November 2010. This was regarded by experts and users alike as a step in the right direction, considering that SSL connections improve security significantly over standard HTTP connections. Less than a year later more than two million users have opted in and enabled SSL encryption in their accounts.


Microsoft Hotmail Improved, Keyboard Shortcuts, Personalization

Friday, June 24th, 2011

Here are some interesting tricks for Hotmail users …

If you have a web based email account, chance is that you either use Yahoo Mail, Google Mail or Microsoft Hotmail for that account. There are hundreds of smaller email providers, but those are the big three. Microsoft recently announced new features and improvements for their Hotmail email service on the Inside Windows Live blog.


Microsoft Outlook Add-In Text Lightning

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

Here’s an interesting add-on for MS Outlook …

Text Lightning is a free Microsoft Outlook add-in that integrates seamlessly into the desktop email client. The add-in offers a host of features that improve productivity, from one-click insertion of text, images and files to customizing text templates, one click searching and message archiving with a single click.


Outlook Parameter Gui – Start Outlook with Parameters

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

This app sounds kind of useful, but I’m also a little bit leery of 3rd party software that messes with my email client …

It is sometimes necessary to start the desktop email client Outlook with startup parameters, usually to resolve issues or troubleshoot the email client. System administrators and tech savvy users should not have difficulties finding a list of available shortcuts and adding them to the start of the email client. Everyone else might like the free portable software Outlook Parameter Gui which offers all available startup parameters and explanations in an easy to use graphical user interface.