Microsoft Outlook – what to do when it won’t open

Microsoft Outlook is probably the most used, most reliable, and best featured Windows based email program available. However, it does occasionally have problems opening. It will either open the “splash screen” (the blue screen that identifies it while it is opening the rest of the program) and get no further, or it won’t even show …
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Outlook Search – Where Did it Find the Results?

Outlook Search may be good at finding things – but not so good at telling you WHERE it found them If you have a lot of email folders in your Outlook and can’t find something that you are sure is there, then using the Search function with the scope set to either Current Mailbox (to …
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Outlook and File Explorer – sorting on two or more columns

Microsoft Outlook and Windows File Explorer can sort data on more than one column In Outlook, you can sort the display of emails on any column simply by clicking on the column name – eg clicking on “Subject” above the column of the email subject headings will sort on that column. Clicking on it again …
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Adding Yahoo or Gmail to an Email Client

Most people these days have several email accounts Typically, most people have one or more “proper” accounts and one or more accounts that are used for less important stuff and for situations where they have been compelled to give an email address but haven’t wanted to give their “proper” one (perhaps because of fears of …
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Filtering Foreign Junk Email in Outlook

Have you noticed an increase in foreign spam recently? During the last month or two I have become aware of a huge increase in the amount of spam getting into my inbox from abroad. Not only is a lot of it not in English, but a lot of it even uses different character sets (such …
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Confusing Outlook

As a Computer Consultant discussing client’s systems, programs and computing choices, it often strikes me that Microsoft have created a lot of confusion by using the word “Outlook” in the names of three different email products. This confusion is particularly marked, of course, if I’m providing telephone support on one of the “Outlooks” but the …
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Moving Email Folders in Outlook (and more!)

Recently, I decided to tidy up my Outlook email folders This entailed moving lots of sub-folders between folders. You can move a folder (or sub-folder – which simply means a folder that is within another folder) either by “cutting and pasting” it or by simply dragging it from one location to another. The latter is …
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Emailing Large Attachments

Have you ever had trouble sending a large email attachment? If you try to send an attachment that is too big then you may find that it bounces back to you (ie you receive a message saying that the message could not be delivered). The limiting factor may be in the recipient’s email system or …
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