Every few months someone asks if there is a way for Outlook to search in any part of the name or address string for autocomplete suggestions. They want to show any entry that has a match anywhere in the display name or address. Autocomplete looks at the beginning of the display name and the beginning of the email address; it doesn't search for matches within those … [Read more...] about Autocomplete only uses the first letters of a name
As of May 1, 2012, everyone using Outlook's Social Connector Facebook provider will need to be using the new Social connector (released in January 2012). An update to the Facebook platform affects the Facebook provider for the Outlook Social Connector. The Facebook update prevents the older Facebook provider for Outlook from connecting to Facebook. Users that have the … [Read more...] about Outlook Social Connector and Facebook Provider Update
So you got a new netbook or laptop but it doesn't have a CD/DVD drive. How will you get Outlook installed? And, really, is it worth installing a memory-pig like Outlook on a netbook? Yes, in my opinion, if you use Outlook on your desktop, its worth installing it on the netbook or laptop too. You might want to use a custom install and only install the parts of the Office … [Read more...] about How to install Outlook on a Netbook
If you receive this error message: 550 5.7. < email@example.com >... Relaying denied: You must check for new mail before sending mail. You need to configure Outlook to check for new mail before sending mail. Lowering your "check every xx minutes" time to 8 minutes or disabling Send Immediately may reduce the frequency of this error message. This error occurs because … [Read more...] about 550 5.7.1 Relaying denied: You must check for new mail before sending mail.
As the result of a thread in the Microsoft Answers forum that is starting to get nasty, I created a poll to gauge how many people really use Outlook's Journal - a very small (but passionate!) subset of users as Microsoft believes, or a larger minority of users. You can vote here: Do you use Outlook's Journal? If nothing else, it will be a good insight into how many use … [Read more...] about Do you use Outlook's Journal? (poll)