I just tried to set up Apple Mail on my laptop and it insists on downloading the whole !@#$% archive for every account I link to it. Googling around, I get the sense this is a common complaint. Is there some kind of Apple Mail or Outlook alternative that will let me configure a Gmail account and an Exchange account to download all NEW mail but not any OLD mail? I'd be willing to pay for it. I don't need much functionality--mostly something that'll work when I'm offline. A Mail or Outlook clone that doesn't insist on this downloading-and-storing-1.1GB-of-email nonsense would be fine with me. [more inside]
I use Outlook for work on my Mac (El Capitan 10.11.6). There seems to be no way to make the computer have Outlook be the default client, so this is a last-ditch attempt to find an answer. According to Microsoft, in theory you just open the Mail app and then use Mail's preferences to choose Outlook as the default. It doesn't work. You can tell Mail to use Outlook at the default, but it reverts back to Mail almost immediately without you telling it to. What am I missing? [more inside]
A company has an public calendar in Outlook. This contains business important data. How can it securely share that with other sites/companies that also use Outlook? Security needs to be 100% here, so security via obscurity (a public URL for example) isn't going to cut it unfortunately.
I've recently been switched to Outlook at work, and the capability to download to Thunderbird, my mail client of choice for ten years, is turned off. My email is now out of control. Hope me. [more inside]
I am part of a ten-person team that is spread across several states and time zones. We are looking for a free and easy solution that will allow us to keep track of who is in or out of the office each day. [more inside]
I am not the best at putting things into contacts and rely heavily on autofill for email addresses in Outlook. I would like to capture all of the addresses that are currently in my Outlook autofill script/file. How do I do this? [more inside]
One of my users is experiencing an issue with the Scheduling Assistant in Outlook 2013. She is unable to view any meeting information for other users and I'm out of ideas. [more inside]
I've moved to an office which uses Macbooks and Gmail/Google calendar. I can't believe I'm saying this but I miss Outlook! My company won't pay for a licence, but I'd be willing to pay for it myself to bring some order back to my life. Is this possible? Can I buy something like this and sych it with my company Gmail? The reviews are pretty poor, would it be more hassle than it's worth? Anything else I should consider? [more inside]
How do I turn off invitation accepts for an Outlook calendar item? [more inside]
I have one calendar, in Outlook. I'd like to view and be able to print a calendar that ONLY lists certain types of appointments: ones that occur on weekends, and ones where I am out of the office (whether I'm out of office on weekends or not). As a bonus, I'd like to have the option to view this special calendar in Outlook, but I'd settle for being able to print it. Basically, I want to view my calendar WITHOUT my Monday to Friday work meetings on it. Is this possible?
Hi! I an Excel novice surrounded by fellow novices and I need help with what looks like an unexpectedly difficult setup. I make a comprehensive calendar of activities and events for a retirement home every month. This takes most of a month to plan and transcribe, and is tedious and error-prone. I want to make something better. Assume I am smart but have little programming knowledge or power user experience. [more inside]
What's the best way to view a dozen old Outlook data files? [more inside]
I will be reinstalling mac OSX Yosemite because of constant problems with it but I am looking to retain the folders that have been previosuly created to organise my mails. I am using Outlook 2011 as my mail client. Does using: File - Export - selecting outlook for mac data file (.olm), when imported back, retain the previous folder structure that I have used to organise my mails? If not could anyone suggest how I could keep the existing folder organisation? Many thanks!
Someone else organizes a meeting in Microsoft Outlook and invites me. I accept the invitation. If I then put some notes in the big description/details area of that Outlook meeting, are those private to me, or can all the attendees see this? I am having a hard time figuring out how to Google this.
Hi Metafilter, I recently joined a team that needs some simple way of tracking who's doing what in regards to answering email. [more inside]
Outlook 2010 command line switch doesn't seem to be working? [more inside]
Is there a way to set a rule in Outlook that will deliver all conversations involving a particular person, into a set folder? [more inside]
Why do our expectations and ambitions tend to be so different first thing in the morning vs mid-afternoon vs last thing at night - e.g. "I have so much to achieve!" vs "I'm just busy doing some things!" vs "it can wait till tomorrow!" Is it really as simple as energy level, depleting as the day progresses? Why does this change how important things seem to us? Can our outlook at different times of the day be "reprogrammed"? And why do we tend to be delusional to these changes occuring at all (and daily)?
I'm an admin assistant looking for other admin work, and I've realized that my not knowing how to make travel arrangements or schedule things on Outlook is taking me out of the running for a lot of jobs. I'll never be able to learn how to do either at my current job for a variety of reasons. How do I fix this? [more inside]
Does the U.S. government publish data about economic growth by sector AND by metro area? I am trying to compile some data for the economic outlook of a city/metro area. Essentially I want something like the BLS's job outlook numbers for different career fields, but localized to specific metro areas. Does this exist somewhere? [more inside]
How can I snap myself out of negativity and turn back the clock to when I was a bit less weighed down by emotional baggage? [more inside]
I'll be leaving a database and would like to take all the emails I have received in my outlook with them to back up as message files. I have read around about various VBScripts that could be used to accomplish this but the explanations have been confusing even for someone like myself who is pretty savvy with scripts and working underneath the hood of some Microsoft Office Applications. [more inside]
I am looking for something to track that an email has been acknowledged within 24 hours and send to a backup/manager if not. We use Outlook and Microsoft Exchange. I am not even sure what to search for on this, but any direction is helpful. (rules or addins would be fine.)
Where might I hire someone to write a short Outlook 2013 macro, beyond my own "Google it, paste, and splice together" capabilities? (Metafilter Jobs yielded no takers.) What price should I be willing to pay for the described job?
Outlook automatically formats some nested messages as very narrow columns a single character wide. I need to print out several such messages and I'm unable to format these properly. [more inside]
I use Gmail and I'm running Yosemite on my Mac. What's the difference between using the newest version of Outlook vs the Mail app?
Outlook 2010 has suddenly started defaulting to a different font for emails sent as meeting responses. As far as I can tell, it should be identical to the main email font preference, though. Any ideas on what the issue could be?
I know this is a common problem and there used to be a Google utility for it, but what are the best current methods? I'm on a standard corporate Windows/exchange network, though with a fairly helpful/flexible IT department. I don't need/want my Google Calendar events on my work calendar, but I would like to have the work events in google (ideally as a separate calendar from my personal one, since they can be overlaid).
I've noticed that the iPhone Mail app automatically lists me as the first recipient when I am on the To: line of most emails. When I read the same email in Outlook, however, I am not listed as the first recipient; sometimes I am even the last on the To: line. Why is this happening? [more inside]
I use Google Calendar. My colleague uses Outlook. Whenever he re-schedules a calendar event, I just get an email with the old event time. Help?! [more inside]
I know how to move the pst files and where to find them. I know about the NK2 files and how to migrate them through versions. By hand. But . . . Is there a reliable tool that allows me to backup all the account information which is stored in the registry, together with all pst files and everything else? I install a program on Win 7 machine A running Outlook 2010 and then move a bunch of files to Win 7 machine B, run a command and when I start Outlook 2010 everything just works. [more inside]
I have been experiencing terrible bouts of depression and anxiety for the past four months or so now. I also have turbulent mood swings, ranging from being content in the morning, and scornfully miserable in the afternoon. I'm not certain what is causing all of this. I'm not an emotionally stable person; always unhappy and anxious. I have lost all desire to fulfill my hobbies, which includes: writing, reading, watching documentaries, deep conversations, watching old films, debating, poetry, social activism, and learning knowledge in general. I do not think I'm intellectual or socially exciting enough, therefore I have abandoned all of my hobbies. [more inside]
How do I transfer Outlook Exchange contacts into my iCloud account? [more inside]
I guess it's time to finally give up Xobni... [more inside]
I've recently been "discovered" by some spammers and I need to learn how to create a rule in MS Outlook to either not accept these emails or to move them directly to my junk mail folder. The emails are all from some configuration of @*.* .eu or @*.* .in. Help!
I need help with gmail functionality. I need to figure out how many(ish) extra hours I generally work. I think an easy way to capture part of this is to check out the volume of email sent outside of my working hours. Is there a reasonably easy way to do this? [more inside]
I have the latest version of Outlook for Mac (the one that came out last week). Everyone in my small office uses Outlook for Windows with a Workgroup Share Add-In to share contacts and calendars. I cannot figure out how to get this to work on my Mac. Please explain this to me like I am 8. [more inside]
I'm helping my dad with his transition to Mac from PC, and there's one big piece of the puzzle missing. He's planning on using Outlook on the Mac (since he's used it for years on a PC), but would love a filing system like Simplyfile. While there seem to be a lot of filing systems for Apple Mail, I can't seem to find a good one for the latest version of Outlook for Mac. Any advice, hive mind? [more inside]
How do you handle and keep track of articles to read later? [more inside]
I am trying to find an Outlook 2013 plugin or service that will give some dashbord metrics on emails sent/received between a single contact and groups. Xobni is good for the basics, but is there anything out there I can just plug in a few email address and get total number of emails/time span etc? [more inside]
When I try to flag an email message in Outlook for follow-up, it automatically/instantly changes to completed. What gives? [more inside]
I'm helping a friend who has started up a new business. We're having trouble getting their e-mail to syncronise across three different devices: a desktop running Windows 7, a laptop running Windows 8 and an Android-based phone, all using IMAP. What are we doing wrong? [more inside]
I can't activate Office on a Mac because there is 'a temporary server issue'. [more inside]
My email is hosted on Outlook.com, using their recently discontinued live.domains.com service. It's fine, but I'm concerned that eventually, MS will stop supporting existing accounts using the service. What's a good hosted IMAP email service that's reliable, supports domains and aliases, and is relatively simple to configure? [more inside]
I work at a company that uses Outlook and Exchange. I link my iPhone as well as my iMac at home. Everything was working great until lately. I've noticed that many of my events have been somehow converted into meetings. I'm suspecting my recent upgrade to Mavericks to be the culprit here. This brings to mind two important questions. [more inside]
Is it possible to set an importance flag on my email using the standard Android mail app? [more inside]
I use Hotmail. A business partner sends me a meeting scheduling message, I'm not sure what they are whether it's an Outlook thing, but they have the time and date of the meeting, along with "Accept", "Decline" check boxes. The trouble is the time's wrong. [more inside]
I'm considering moving our small business to Office 365 Small Business Premium primarily because its email and sharing capabilities kick ass. Our current email provider runs Exchange (we mostly use Outlook Web App). Is using Outlook the easiest way to migrate email and contacts to Office 365 SBP? [more inside]
I have set up an outlook.com account to use as a centralized addressbook, accessible by my other email accounts, devices, partner's devices etc. However I can't make it available to my partner's outlook.com account. [more inside]
Please give me your shared email box efficiency tips! [more inside]