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Why Do We Change As The Day Progresses?

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)?
posted by forallmankind on Sep 29, 2015 - 7 answers

How to Gain Certain Skills in an Odd Workplace

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]
posted by anonymous on Sep 25, 2015 - 11 answers

Looking for specific BLS data

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]
posted by deathpanels on Sep 17, 2015 - 6 answers

I Want My Old Happy Self Back

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]
posted by christiehawk on Jul 25, 2015 - 4 answers

How do I save all my emails from Outlook?

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]
posted by caudal on Jul 7, 2015 - 4 answers

Solution to track acknowledgement of emails

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.)
posted by slavlin on Jun 11, 2015 - 5 answers

Where to Pay Someone for a Outlook 2013 Macro?

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?
posted by WCityMike on Jun 11, 2015 - 2 answers

Outlook Prints Emails As A Column of Single Characters

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]
posted by I Foody on May 12, 2015 - 4 answers

Outlook vs. Mac Mail

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?
posted by Triumphant Muzak on Apr 23, 2015 - 7 answers

Outlook font weirdness

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?
posted by Chrysostom on Apr 21, 2015 - 4 answers

Best current ways to sync Outlook and gmail?

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).
posted by neat graffitist on Apr 7, 2015 - 7 answers

Why does the iPhone Mail app change the order of mail recipients?

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]
posted by alice ayres on Apr 1, 2015 - 11 answers

Your calendar event has been rescheduled to the exact same time. (Not)

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]
posted by Gordafarin on Mar 25, 2015 - 1 answer

Moving Outlook 2010 from one machine to another - Tool?

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]
posted by nostrada on Mar 8, 2015 - 1 answer

Severe depression and self-doubt about intelligence and people?

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]
posted by RearWindow on Feb 23, 2015 - 14 answers

How do I transfer contacts into iCloud?

How do I transfer Outlook Exchange contacts into my iCloud account? [more inside]
posted by archimago on Jan 23, 2015 - 3 answers

Quickly search attachments/messages by person in Outlook 2013

I guess it's time to finally give up Xobni... [more inside]
posted by veryhappyheidi on Dec 17, 2014 - 3 answers

Buried in Spam

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!
posted by summerstorm on Dec 3, 2014 - 4 answers

Help me quantify extra hours, please, please, a please please.

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]
posted by stormygrey on Dec 1, 2014 - 5 answers

Using Outlook Between PCs and Macs

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]
posted by 4ster on Nov 4, 2014 - 5 answers

Alternative to Simplyfile for Outlook on Mac

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]
posted by evadery on Oct 27, 2014 - 5 answers

Productivity Ninjafilter: how do you keep track of articles to read?

How do you handle and keep track of articles to read later? [more inside]
posted by zooropa on Oct 20, 2014 - 10 answers

Outlook 2013 - Shortcut to dashbord metrics on email volumes?

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]
posted by Funmonkey1 on Oct 5, 2014 - 2 answers

Obscure Outlook bug - flag automatically changes to completed

When I try to flag an email message in Outlook for follow-up, it automatically/instantly changes to completed. What gives? [more inside]
posted by Mid on Oct 1, 2014 - 8 answers

E-mail doesn't sync across devices

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]
posted by dg on Sep 27, 2014 - 8 answers

Grim Outlook

I can't activate Office on a Mac because there is 'a temporary server issue'. [more inside]
posted by unliteral on Sep 24, 2014 - 8 answers

Hosted email provider?

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]
posted by lbotkins on Jul 29, 2014 - 15 answers

Who's turning my Outlook events into meetings?

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]
posted by tommasz on Jul 24, 2014 - 0 answers

Of course, all of my emails are highly important

Is it possible to set an importance flag on my email using the standard Android mail app? [more inside]
posted by Chrysostom on Jul 23, 2014 - 9 answers

E-mail Meeting Scheduling (Outlook?) messages have the wrong time

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]
posted by storybored on Jul 22, 2014 - 2 answers

Migrating to Office 365 using Outlook?

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]
posted by Foci for Analysis on Jul 15, 2014 - 6 answers

Make outlook.com addressbook accessible to another outlook.com account?

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]
posted by Kiwi on Jul 7, 2014 - 2 answers

I need a system for managing a shared email inbox.

Please give me your shared email box efficiency tips! [more inside]
posted by triggerfinger on Jun 18, 2014 - 5 answers

Article finder edition

Help me find a blog/article on using Outlook as the email organization/productivity system! My google searches are failing. [more inside]
posted by theobserver on Jun 10, 2014 - 4 answers

How can I sync Mac Outlook 2011 on two computers?

I set up my work Outlook for Mac 2011 Exchange account on my work computer today and now the identical set-up on my home computer is no longer working. Help! [more inside]
posted by hapax_legomenon on Jun 2, 2014 - 2 answers

Need help defeating wire fraud.

My company and industry is under widespread and sophisticated B2B wire fraud attack. Help me locate the vector or mechanism, please. [more inside]
posted by Hosiery Exegesis Association on Mar 30, 2014 - 15 answers

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

Getting my work and personal schedules in sync, with technology.

How can I better organize my schedule through better use of my work and personal calendars across platforms? My primary calendar at work is through Outlook/Exchange, but for personal correspondence I use gmail/google calendar, mostly accessed through my iphone or a browser on my mac. Right now I am just inviting Work Email Address Me and Personal Email Address Me to events (like meeting invitees) but perhaps there is a better way. Suggestions of articles/resources to help me figure this out also welcome! [more inside]
posted by NikitaNikita on Mar 3, 2014 - 4 answers

How to stop iMail messages from being marked 'read' after using Outlook?

I use iMail at work and set up to use that email on Outlook at home. I have preview off at both locations. When I use Outlook, it causes all of the messages that I had marked as "unread" as "read" when I get back to work (even if I didn't even look at it). Strangely, Outlook shows ALL unread in outlook. Long story short, Outlook shows all "unread" (which I can deal with) but iMail then shows everything as "read" when I next open it. The problem is that I mark messages as unread when I still need to address them. When this happens, I have lose all of my outstanding items. I do not want to use flags. Is there a setting in Outlook that I need to know about?
posted by Snackpants on Feb 15, 2014 - 2 answers

Plugin for Archiving Outlook Email to Windows Explorer

Easy way to rename and move Outlook emails to Windows folders? [more inside]
posted by BeaverTerror on Feb 10, 2014 - 1 answer

Here a contact, there a different contact. Everywhere a contact contact

What is the sanest way of syncing contacts among CRM, Outlook, and LinkedIn? [more inside]
posted by TravellingCari on Feb 4, 2014 - 4 answers

Help me find a fix for this weird MS Outlook 2010 sent items issue?

Recipients in my Outlook “sent items” folder, despite having the exact same email address, can have any one of 4 forms of displayed email address, which makes sorting by sender and date a real pain, as Outlook sees each recipient as entirely distinct / separate, despite them actually having the exact same address. See inside for example of what i mean... [more inside]
posted by kev23f on Dec 17, 2013 - 6 answers

Outlook -- removing or hiding text when displaying emails

We have been required to attach a lengthy signature to all of our outgoing emails signatures must be attached to replies as well. This is very frustrating when trying to read through an email thread because there is a 18 line signature block in between the content of each email. Assume I can't modify the email signature policy is there any type of scripting available in Outlook that would allow me to search for a string in an email I am viewing and hide it? I could do something like this with Grease Monkey in web outlook but I prefer to use the desktop client.
posted by jmsta on Nov 13, 2013 - 1 answer

Getting IMAP on Outlook.com to Work

I expected that when Outlook.com (not the MS Office app) went to IMAP that I could delete an email while viewing on my smartphone and it would be gone when I looked at my account on my computer. But it's not working that way at all. I wrote to Microsoft but, ha ha, never heard back. I searched online but didn't find out anything that answered my question. So I'm coming to all of you. If it helps I have an iPhone and use Macs for my computers.
posted by Taken Outtacontext on Nov 4, 2013 - 14 answers

iOS syncing issues via Outlook/iCloud. Can it be done?

I have an iphone and an ipad which I use daily. Due to work policies, my data is setup via Outlook (not Exchange) and synced via iTunes to both devices. I use iCloud to maintain mirrored info for websites, pictures, etc but NOT contacts. I'm getting tired of having to plug both devices in to sync them to the same data. Is there anyway to use iTunes to sync to my phone and then use iCloud to maintain data integrity across to the ipad? Or will this end up giving me duplicates in my Outlook contacts?
posted by damiano99 on Nov 3, 2013 - 1 answer

Sync Outlook with iPhone/Gmail/iCloud. Difficulty level: IT-Managed PC.

I want to do something that seems like it should be straightforward. My company uses awful, awful, awful iOS email/calendar/contacts software called "Good For Enterprise." It syncs with Outlook over-the-air and displays the synced info in a separate (terrible) app. There is no syncing with native email/calendar apps in iOS. How can I get my Windows 7 Outlook calendar onto my iPhone? [more inside]
posted by RobotNinja on Oct 2, 2013 - 2 answers

Google apps email sharing between coworkers. Difficulty Level: MSOutlook

Like most impossible things, it seems like it should be simple. Basically trying to figure out a way to do project management via email with Outlook which is syncing from Google apps via MAPI / Google Apps Sync. I get an email, I put it into a folder, which then gives my colleague access to read and respond to that email in the same folder, and vice versa. Can it be done? All the juicy details inside. [more inside]
posted by sxtrumpeto on Oct 2, 2013 - 1 answer

Probem synching Outlook, Gmail, Windows 8

Probem synching Outlook, Gmail, Windows 8 hey all, I'm having trouble synching Gmail with Outlook 2007 on Windows 8. It may be because Windows 8 has a mini Outlook app that syncs with Gmail already. I have connected the Gmail account with Outlook, and it is sending and receiving, but strangely about 50% of the messages that go to Gmail online don't go to Outlook, so I'm at only a 50% sync rate. This is quite strange - does anyone know how this may be?
posted by earthwalker7 on Sep 23, 2013 - 1 answer

Help Me Change My Outlook on Outlook

If my work email inbox changes, even slightly, my anger meter goes immediately to 10, and I spend entirely too much time being grumpy and fussing about it. How can I reframe these annoyances as opportunities for zen and personal growth, instead of a blood rage that leads to ultimately futile quests to have everything exactly the way I want it? [more inside]
posted by redsparkler on Sep 18, 2013 - 13 answers

Help my brain not turn into mush at work

I get a little bored at work, and like to read sites and articles dealing with maps, current events, GIS, science, natural resources, women in tech, cultural/material history, and archaeology. But, I don't want to look like I'm not doing work. Solution, email! What are the best digest or listservs I can subscribe to? [more inside]
posted by shinyshiny on Sep 16, 2013 - 6 answers

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