Microsoft Outlook

Microsoft Outlook started as a small email service that’s branched out across many platforms. We have feeds on what’s happening with their features, apps, tools, updates, and improvements here, while we’ll also look at its impact on the industry.

Microsoft Outlook Attachment Reminder

Have you ever forgotten to add an attachment to an email although you mentioned that there would be an attachment in the email? It might lead to an embarrassing situation with business […]

Microsoft Outlook Quickbooks Addin

If you are using Intuit's Quickbooks accounting software and the email client Microsoft Outlook you might like the Improve Email addin for Microsoft Outlook that provides the option to email Quickbook customers […]

Microsoft Outlook Search

Lookout is a lighting fast Microsoft Outlook search add-in. It was a favorite and popular product a few years ago. The company was bought by Microsoft who pulled the software and official […]

Monitor Microsoft Exchange Server And Outlook Folders

Advanced Folders Watch is an add-in for the email client Microsoft Outlook that can monitor folders in Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Exchange Server and inform the user automatically if a message matching […]

Outlook Tips: Multiple Outlook Instances

Microsoft Outlook is still one of the most popular desktop email clients on the Windows operating system. It is especially widely used in work environments and seen as one of the most […]

Microsoft Outlook SMS Add-in

The Microsoft Outlook SMS Add-in adds SMS sending functionality to Microsoft Outlook 2003 and Microsoft Outlook 2007. Before you begin to rejoice thinking of all the money that you can save you […]

Microsoft Outlook Auto Complete Export

Whenever a Microsoft Outlook user fills in an email address in the email client it will be saved by the software so that it can be auto completed the next time part […]

Microsoft Outlook Express Viewer

Microsoft Outlook Express Viewer by MiTeC Software is a portable software that can read Outlook Express database files with the extension idx, mbx or dbx as well as standalone eml files. One […]


Importing Calendar From Microsoft Outlook To Mozilla Lightning

A question came up today if it was possible to export a Calendar from Microsoft Outlook and import it to Mozilla Lightning. Mozilla Lightning can be integrated in the email client Thunderbird. […]

Email Prioritizer for Microsoft Outlook

If you run Microsoft Outlook 2007 on Exchange Server and have the guts to test a prototype application from Office Labs, then Email Prioritizer may be a tool that has just been […]

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Tablet Enhancements 3 for Outlook

Tablet Enhancements 3 has recently been turned from a commercial application to a free for all software program that adds much needed tablet PC support to Microsoft Outlook 2003 or Microsoft Outlook […]

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Outlook Express Password Recovery

I don't understand why someone still uses Outlook Express unless company's policies are forcing the program on all users in the company network or on company hardware. Many users probably use it […]

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Microsoft Office Outlook Connector

Microsoft Outlook 2003 and Microsoft Outlook 2007 users can use the Microsoft Office Outlook Connector program to access and manage their Windows Live Hotmail or Office Live Mail accounts directly in Microsoft […]

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Create Outlook Tasks From The Command Line And Launchy

Gianluigi sent me an interesting email just a few minutes ago that described a small script that he wrote that allows you to create Outlook tasks from the command line and Launchy. […]

Defrost Microsoft Outlook

Microsoft Outlook 2007 Service Pack 1 freezes and hangs occasionally for some users depending on their activities. A search on Google revealed more than 250000 pages for the search term Outlook Freezes. […]

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Creating Rules in Microsoft Outlook

“This is a guest post by Ben Carigtan, a technology enthusiast and staff writer at Online-Tech-Tips.” Is your outlook mailbox a mess? Do you miss reading important emails because of the tons […]

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Microsoft Pro Photo Shoot

Microsoft is making available a free add-on for Microsoft Outlook 2007 and Microsoft Outlook 2003 running on Windows XP or Windows Vista called Microsoft Pro Photo Shoot that may be interesting for […]

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Recover Lost Outlook Passwords

Microsoft Outlook .pst (Personal Folder) files can be password protected with a -- very weak -- encryption algorithm. While it will keep computer users with no computing experience away from decoding the […]

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Outlook Express Smart Email Recovery

Outlook Express stores emails in so called dbx files which contain the present but also the deleted messages unless mail folders are compressed regularly. If a database file gets corrupted it does […]

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Outlook Attachment Remover Add-in

My mailbox is growing in size everyday and it's already so big  that I cannot back it up on CD anymore. That's a common complaint that I hear and read rather often […]

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Outlook Express Message Extractor

Moving mails and news from Outlook Express to another application can be quite a challenging task. Many mail clients, including Thunderbird, support the import of Outlook Express mails from the default user, […]

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Tweaker for Outlook Express

Some options in Outlook Express can only be changed by editing the Windows Registry. A comfortable way of editing those settings is the application Tweaker for Outlook Express which provides easier access […]


Import Outlook Emails into Windows Mail in Windows Vista

I spend the morning at a house of a friend who bought a new computer and wanted some of his data transferred from the old computer that he was using to the […]

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Outlook Tools

Many PC users are still working with Microsoft Outlook as their main email application. It's rather convenient because Outlook Express ships with the Windows operating system and the retail Outlook is part […]

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Add File types to the Microsoft Outlook Attachment Manager

Microsoft Outlook categorizes mail attachments into three risk types which are high, medium and low. Outlook uses the default Microsoft configuration to determine if a file poses a high, medium or low […]

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Sync Facebook and Outlook

If you have been a heavy contact book user you know the dread of mass entering people. You need to copy paste their numbers, email addresses, and worst of all, pictures! Personally […]

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Put your Outlook calendar on the desktop

While taking my daily look at Stuff for Getting Things done, I stumbled upon an article about putting the Outlook calendar on your desktop. In fact, as I looked deeper into the […]

Xobni for Microsoft Outlook

Richard from Windows Observer send me a download link for Xobni, a plugin for Microsoft Outlook that extends the functionality tremendously. I'm not using Microsoft Outlook anymore since I started using Thunderbird and quit my day job where they forced me to use it. I still think that this an interesting plugin that should be mentioned here at Ghacks.


Transfer all Hotmail Mails to another software

If you still have an old Hotmail account that you use regularly you might be relieved to know that there is a way to update or move all of the mails from that account into another software. Well, another software is not the right term, you can move them into Outlook 2003 or Outlook 2007 and from there into any other mail account such as Gmail, Thunderbird or Yahoo Mail.


OlFix Repair tool for Microsoft Outlook

OlFix is a tool that tries to repair several problems that users can encounter using Microsoft Outlook. The program is portable and does not require an installation, it should work with all versions of Microsoft Outlook and Outlook Express. Its main features are that it can repair Outlook profiles, repair contact links, extend reminder folders, delete search folders, change message classes, find duplicates, set file extensions, start several Outlook repair command line options, repair the inbox and automatically find and delete extend.dat.

Convert Outlook Express mails from DBX to MBX format

Microsoft is often not using a standard format which is the case when you take a look at how Outlook Express saves the mails that have been send and received. Outlook Express saves the mails by default in dbx files instead of saving them in the wildly used mbx format which is being used by Thunderbird, Opera and most other email clients.

Enable Mail Filtering in Windows Live Mail Desktop

Enigma, a regular visitor of my blog, asked if there was a way to stop pdf spam from appearing in his Windows Live Mail Desktop software. I decided to investigate the matter and take a look at it. Windows Live Mail Desktop is basically a mail client like Thunderbird or Microsoft Outlook integrating with several other Microsoft applications such as Windows Live Messenger or Live Spaces.

Enable blocked file types in Outlook

Outlook blocks certain file types like exe and vbs by default giving the user no option to enable certain file types that the user would like to access. The only possible option for most users is to ask the sender to send the mail in a format that is not blocked automatically by Microsoft Outlook.

Synchronize Outlook with FolderShare

If you have to use Microsoft Outlook on more than one computer you might want to keep the data synchronized to be able to work with the latest emails. This is something that can't be accomplished in Outlook which means that we have to rely on third party tools to synchronize the mails between several Outlook installations.

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Outlook Desktop

Several of my friends rely heavily on the excellent Calendar function in Microsoft Outlook to organize their work routine. The Outlook Calendar does have a serious disadvantage if you compare it to a normal paper calendar though because it is not visible all the time. A paper calendar is always visible and Outlook does not offer this functionality unless you use Michael Scrivo's Outlook Desktop application.

Advanced Security for Outlook

Some of my friends still use Outlook because they need the excellent calendar functionality and I'm forced to live with it at work as well. I guess a lot of other users have to work with Outlook as well that is why I thought it would be a nice idea to write about the software Advanced Security for Outlook.


Add Send Email Attachment to Windows Explorer context menu

I have added a "send attachment" entry to my right-click context menu when I perform that action on files. Adding attachments to emails was always sort of a burden for me because it was really uncomfortable to open the mail program, click on the attachment button and browse to the file on the hard drive of the computer. A far better way is to right-click the file and select an entry that would automatically open the email program. All that was left to do from this point on was to fill out the email address and write the mail.

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Remove Duplicate Mails in Microsoft Outlook

I'm not a big fan of Microsoft Outlook but I have to use it at work because of corporate policy. Next to the Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 Microsoft Outlook 2003 is having a top spot in my software that I do not want to use but have to list. Some guys at work like the Outlook software and use it at home as well while I'm happy to use Thunderbird at home feeling more at ease with this excellent email client.



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