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How big of a security risk is Office 2003 for my limited personal usage?

I am still using Office 2003 for personal use. It meets my limited needs perfectly well, and I want to avoid learning curves and costs associated with alternatives if at all possible. I understand that Microsoft will no longer be issuing security patches for it soon, so there are potential risks in continuing to use it, but how serious are those risks given my actual pattern of use? And can they be easily mitigated by avoiding various features or behavior? [more inside]
posted by philipy on Mar 21, 2014 - 8 answers

I need a single Outlook E-mail inbox, Easy

I own my own business. After a screen crack on a lap top, I bought a new laptop. I also bought Office 2013, with Outlook. How can I get a single inbox? It wants to set up multiple inboxes and I do not want to have to check different inboxes. I had a single inbox on my Outlook 2010. Every link I see on Google has ridiculous levels of power user requirements that I have neither the time nor the ability to do. Can anyone help? Running Windows 8 on an HP Pavilion.
posted by Ironmouth on Aug 23, 2013 - 3 answers

Microsoft Outlook 2010: calendar reminders via email

Does this Visual Basic script do what it says? [more inside]
posted by paleyellowwithorange on Jun 26, 2013 - 3 answers

Outlook 2010 tortures my poor corporate soul

Outlook 2010 Filter - Why oh why do the changes I make to body portion of .oft email templates not save correctly? Woah not all at once now! [more inside]
posted by amazingstill on Jun 27, 2012 - 2 answers

How do I set up Auto BCC on a single Exchange account out of three, in Outlook 2010?

I need to Auto BCC myself on all mail I send through Outlook 2010 from one (and only one) of my Exchange accounts. How can I do this? [more inside]
posted by zarq on Jan 2, 2012 - 2 answers

How do I open and fill out an .oft template in Entourage?

An important, newly ISO-9001 standard form in my office is an Outlook template (*.oft) that we have to fill out. I use a Mac with Entourage. How do I fill out this form? [more inside]
posted by olinerd on Oct 25, 2011 - 3 answers

Even Eudora c. 1994 could do this! Come on, Outlook 2007...

Outlook 2007 rule to filter messages based on whether it was sent to a specific group of people? HOW? [more inside]
posted by buckaroo_benzai on Jun 10, 2011 - 9 answers

Upgrade from Outlook 2003 or no?

Should I upgrade from Outlook 2003 or just keep using it forever? [more inside]
posted by mono blanco on Apr 21, 2011 - 8 answers

Outlook Notification?

In Microsoft Outlook 2007, how do I set up a notification when a contact is available? [more inside]
posted by jaseaco on Apr 21, 2011 - 3 answers

Changing hosts without changing Microsoft e-mail servers

Question about transferring hosting service without disrupting Microsoft e-mail. [more inside]
posted by Victorvacendak on Mar 24, 2011 - 4 answers

Outlook randomly refuses to send some messages with no apparent reason why...

Outlook2007 sometimes refuses to send mail, produces no error messages. There doesn't seem to be any pattern, nor any obvious way to troubleshoot it. [more inside]
posted by jenkinsEar on Mar 24, 2011 - 6 answers

Good help forum for Office 2010?

Can anyone recommend a good, well-trafficked forum for Microsoft Office (particularly 2010) questions? Seems like this should be eminently Googleable, but maybe because there are so many of them, I'm not finding the one that is the one. Thanks!
posted by The Dutchman on Mar 19, 2011 - 7 answers

Oh where, oh where have my emails gone?

Why are emails sent from Exchange 2003 intermittently failing to be received at their destination with no error message? Could this have something to do with signatures added in Outlook? [more inside]
posted by talkingmuffin on Jan 24, 2011 - 13 answers

Microsoft Outlook 2010 Help Please

Microsoft Outlook 2010: How do I mass undelete IMAP emails? [more inside]
posted by Zinger on Dec 12, 2010 - 4 answers

Outlook Headache

I cannot find any explanation nor can I reproduce 'Error! Filename not specified.' being displayed in Outlook Web Access as shown to me in an HTML email. [more inside]
posted by wcfields on Nov 2, 2010 - 4 answers

How to create Outlook email links in plain text?

How can I get Outlook to create a text link to an email instead of a graphical icon link when drag-and-dropping into another MS app? [more inside]
posted by sprocket87 on Sep 29, 2010 - 5 answers

Am I being paranoid about emails?

Am I being paranoid about Outlook email, Microsoft and privacy? [more inside]
posted by aqsakal on May 25, 2010 - 9 answers

How do I sync the calendar and contacts between two computers?

How do I sync the calendar and contacts between one computer running outlook 2007 and another running windows live mail? [more inside]
posted by nickhb on May 13, 2010 - 4 answers

Ubu nunc, Outlook email headers?

OutlookFilter: where the heck are my message headers? [more inside]
posted by trunk muffins on Mar 12, 2010 - 6 answers

Somehow I've become the IT Director... Lord help us

I am woefully deficient at anything IT related, yet as a small business owner I need to get my ass in gear. Can you help me figure out how 2 computers in my office can access each others' Outlook? We aren't on a Microsoft exchange server (and I don't think I really understand what that is, if that helps to give you a better picture of how clueless I truly am). [more inside]
posted by ohyouknow on Feb 3, 2010 - 23 answers

Crap, I missed ANOTHER meeting?

How can I integrate my company's Microsoft Exchange 2003 calendar with Mail.app and iCal on Snow Leopard? I don't fully understand how Exchange and Outlook work on PCs but I need to make it happen on a Mac. [more inside]
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis on Feb 2, 2010 - 10 answers

Get Outlook to tell me how many emails I get in a month.

Get Outlook to tell me how many emails I receive in a month. [more inside]
posted by furtive on Sep 23, 2009 - 5 answers

Outlook/Exchange mailbox assistant

Does anyone know of any third party add-ons or software for Outlook/Exchange that works as type of a "assistant". What I'm looking for is software that will scan incoming messages based on a list of approved contacts. If a message from one of these approved contacts hits the mailbox, the message will continue to the inbox. If it does not, it will be routed to another folder in the mailbox that the person's admin will have access to. The admin will then have the option to click a link in the email (after review of the message) that will release it into the executive's mailbox and also have the option to add the address to the approved contacts list. Also, if the executive replies to the message, it will also be automatically added to the approved contacts list. I'm hoping there is something out there that we can use to help manage an executive's mailbox.
posted by paulyballs on Sep 1, 2009 - 3 answers

How do I properly sync Outlook with Google?

I'm trying to find a way to synchronize Outlook Calendar (on Windows) with Google Calendar that actually works - as my current solution doesn't. Bonus points if I can sync contacts as well. [more inside]
posted by mr_silver on Jul 27, 2009 - 2 answers

Stop my Outlook white space from growing.

I use Outlook 2003 in Windows XP, and the white space at the top of my reading pane slowly grows over the course of a few days. How can I stop it from growing? [more inside]
posted by soelo on May 6, 2009 - 8 answers

Replying to [blank]

Why is there no email address to reply to in MS Outlook 2003 from one out of many people? [more inside]
posted by imjustsaying on Mar 31, 2009 - 4 answers

How do I increase the size of the font in my viewing pane without effecting outgoing mail in Outlook 2003?

How do I increase the size of the font in my viewing pane without effecting outgoing mail in Outlook 2003? [more inside]
posted by lattiboy on Feb 4, 2009 - 6 answers

Stupid Outlook! No cookie!

VBA programmers: is there any way to control the formatting of Outlook Contacts Body text? [more inside]
posted by IAmBroom on Feb 2, 2009 - 0 answers

Help me sync contacts from one user to another over exchange?

Help me figure out a CRM/Sync solution! I'm going crazy trying to figure out a good solution for a small firm; need to sync contacts, more inside... [more inside]
posted by vrdx on Jan 11, 2009 - 3 answers

How to read .msg files on a Mac?

I've got a bunch of (important) single .msg files that I want to read on my Mac (10.5.x). Any advice? Any tool that converts entire mailboxes doesn't seem to apply, and the only dedicated .msg reader I could find is broken. Renaming as .txt doesn't work either. Nor does Emailalchemy or NeoOffice. Help!
posted by Coherence Panda on Dec 15, 2008 - 8 answers

Recurring appointments vs Outlook 2007 vs Handhelds

How do I stop the discrepancy in recurring appointment times between handhelds and Outlook 2007? They do not seem to be syncing correctly. [more inside]
posted by schnee on Dec 11, 2008 - 3 answers

Tool for automatic email header extraction for Outlook?

Is there an easier way to select a group of emails in Outlook and extract their header information to a file or to the clipboard - together, all at once? An Outlook plugin perhaps? Outlook's method sucks because you can only get one header at a time via right-click and view options. I've got a load of spam that I need to send to my host for investigation.
posted by Jackie_Treehorn on Nov 26, 2008 - 3 answers

I see you've used Microsoft Word before.

How do I get 'rock hard' Microsoft Office skills? [more inside]
posted by greytape on Oct 29, 2008 - 8 answers

How do I annotate email messages in Microsoft Outlook 2003?

Is there a way to annotate email messages in Microsoft Outlook 2003? I am using a plain old laptop, so I'm not looking for tablet software. If there is a built-in way to do it, that would be great, but add-in software is fine too. (The cheaper the better.) I'd prefer annotation methods that don't modify the contents of the original message.
posted by braveterry on Sep 18, 2008 - 2 answers

Microsoft Exchange Server for Epsilon Semi-Morons?

How do I set up Microsoft Exchange (or Outlook) Server for a small office? [more inside]
posted by loquacious on Jul 3, 2008 - 9 answers

Help with MS Outlook 2002

I am using a computerized telephone management system called Advanced Call Center. One of its features is it emails me whenever I receive a call at my business. That feature needs and uses the Telephone Applications Programming Interface (TAPI) feature within Outlook to function. [more inside]
posted by CollectiveMind on Apr 20, 2008 - 4 answers

Outlook/exchange - Pst problem

Outlook/Exchange Filter:: I have a user that has all his mail being delivered to a .pst file. How do i change it so that it keeps all the mail on the exchange server? Also, how do i get all his mail from the .pst file back on the server. He is using outlook 2007 and the exchange server is 2003.
posted by flipmiester99 on Apr 16, 2008 - 4 answers

Outlook/Custom Forms/Web Site Programming Type Question

I'm trying to negotiate the oft confusing waters of Microsoft products in an Enterprise environment. Long story short: trying to link to a custom form, or at least to the "choose a form" dialog box from a web page. [more inside]
posted by finitejest on Apr 3, 2008 - 1 answer

You want to see this e-mail with attachment? Ok, let me go check out your external drive for no reason before I fetch it.

Why does Microsoft Outlook insist on spinning up my external hard drive before letting me see any e-mail with attachments? [more inside]
posted by roomwithaview on Feb 23, 2008 - 7 answers

Insert Inline Image?

How do I inline an image an Outlook 2007? [more inside]
posted by iconjack on Feb 20, 2008 - 6 answers

Searching using tags and search folders in Outlook web access

How best to use search folders with categories to search through Gmail-style tags, in Outlook? [more inside]
posted by ajp on Feb 6, 2008 - 7 answers

Is there a way to use a google calendar and outlook exchange without completely mixing the two and can they be synced differently on different computers?

Is there a way to use a google calendar and outlook exchange without completely mixing the two and can they be synced differently on different computers? [more inside]
posted by D Wiz on Jan 21, 2008 - 6 answers

Why won't they let me use Outlook?

Any particular reason a company would not allow access to MS Exchange via Outlook and/or cell phone only allow access via Outlook Web Mail? [more inside]
posted by thinktwice on Dec 12, 2007 - 28 answers

First message in Outlook takes a long time to open

Why does it take forever (well, almost a minute) for the first message to open in Outlook (2002)? [more inside]
posted by Joleta on Dec 9, 2007 - 7 answers

MacBook + Exchange + Air Force = trouble?

MacBook + Exchange + Air Force = trouble? [more inside]
posted by wheat on Nov 8, 2007 - 10 answers

Weird blinking options in Outlook

Weird blinking options problem in Outlook 2003. [more inside]
posted by corpse on Nov 7, 2007 - 3 answers

You're killing me, Bill.

MS Outlook 2003Filter: The envelope icon that notifies of unread mail won't go away. [more inside]
posted by puddleglum on Apr 5, 2007 - 7 answers

How do I make sure Outlook Express stays as the default Mail program?

I just rebuilt a computer with XP Pro for a family member who got hit by multitudes of spyware. She uses Outlook Express but ever since the rebuild, the default email program keeps changing from Express to something else. Initially it was Outlook, as Office is installed, but since they don't use Outlook I uninstalled it and alas, the default email program switched to MSN Explorer or some such. Is there a way I can make sure Outlook Express remains the default program?
posted by leemajors on Jan 24, 2007 - 8 answers

Outlook Blackberry Sync problems

My blackberry 7250 is not saving the contents of notes and tasks since upgrade to Outlook 2007. The only thing being saved is the title. In Outlook, everything looks fine, but once I upload the information to my blackberry, the message disappears. I have not been able to find very much documentation on this subject, and I was hoping someone here might have a suggestion. Of course, if all else fails I could downgrade again. Second question: Are there any opensource projects like Outlook that download to Blackberry? (This is what I would really like :) stupid Outlook, I hate you)
posted by Knigel on Dec 14, 2006 - 1 answer

Outlook: Is there a way to have a recipient always automatically put in the cc field?

Outlook: Is there a way to have a recipient always automatically put in the cc field? [more inside]
posted by Lucie on Nov 14, 2006 - 9 answers

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