Open & View Outlook OST Files (Offline Folders)

OST files, unlike PST, are the duplicate copy of user’s Exchange Mailbox which is linked to a particular Exchange mailbox and cannot be used with any other mailbox. Administrators however tend to keep the these Exchange mailbox of users at remote location but there is no way to determine which mailbox possesses the offline data in which OST files and which do not? Read More

Outlook 2010: How To Change Calendar Color

Are you dealing with multiple calendars in Outlook, and looking for a way to make them visually distinguishable? Outlook 2010, unlike other email clients, includes a number of calender-related settings and tools to let users easily organize them without having to manually manage each calendar. If you have been using Outlook for quite some time, then you may know that it provides you with an option to change the colors of the calendars, so that you can easily select the required calendar from the list and add/modify events. Outlook's Calendar feature offers a total of 15 soft colors that you can apply to your calender. This may particularly come useful in situations where you are viewing multiple calendars side-by-side, and want to quickly make changes to the calendars. Not only does it allow you to change the color of the calendar from within the calendar window, it also lets you choose your favorite color from the main navigation bar. When you change the color of the calendar, it also changes the hover and selection color in navigation bar. The selection color helps user in identifying the type of calender. In this post we will look at a simple way of changing Outlook calendars' colors. Read More

Add Tasks In Outlook 2010 From OneNote 2010

In Outlook 2010, you can create, manage, and schedule tasks via Task Handler. If you are taking notes in OneNote 2010, then it facilitates you to create tasks in Outlook, along with taking notes. OneNote will automatically send task to Outlook in order to schedule and manage them in a better way. Read More

Outlook 2010 Advanced Search [Query Builder]

In Outlook 2010 when you are overwhelmed by loads of emails and your inbox is piled up with a lot of spam content, then it becomes difficult to search for a specific emails. Query Builder is a hidden feature available in Outlook that defines more complex and confine criteria to perform advance search. It has a intuitive interface which let users find the content by applying different conditions. This post elaborates how to integrate Query Builder and the core use of it. Read More

Manage Outlook Attachments Under One Window

Searching emails that contain attachment is frantic task and it takes a lot of time to search them. OutlookAttachView is a portable tool for Outlook which facilitates user to view and manage all the attachment under one window. It has snappy interface that encapsulate numerous features to manage your attachments. Read More

Outlook 2010 IMAP Notification Alert

Although Outlook 2010 offers a lot of tools and features to manage the IMAP mail accounts, most Outlook users encounter problems with mail alert notification system that it sometimes stops responding for IMAP accounts. This usually happens when more than two IMAP mail accounts are configured, and Outlook syncs a lot of data daily with IMAP accounts. If you've configured multiple IMAP accounts, and are encountering problems with mail alert notification system, then this post may help you resolve the issues. In what follows, we will create a simple mail alert rule for IMAP mail accounts, which forcibly triggers mail alert notification system to show new mail alert as soon as you receive a new message. The Rules and Alerts feature allows you to specify the account you want to associate with the mail alert rule. Apparently, there is no limit defined on the number of accounts that you can use for creating mail alert rules. Furthermore, this feature also makes it easy for you to specify the type of email you want to send mail alert notifications for. Read More

Mail Alert: Email Notification For Outlook 2010

Microsoft has surprisingly left the notification feature in the dark with Outlook 2010. There are many 3rd party add-ins that integrate notification in Outlook and the one that recently grabbed our attention is Mail Alert. It is an add-in that is both customizable and cheap. Update: A little clarification, Outlook 2010 does actually include an email notification feature but you need to enable it manually. Read More

The Complete Guide On Outlook 2010 PST File

We showed you how to create a new data file in Outlook 2010, but there is more to that. Data File has a format PST and is used to store all emails, new emails are downloaded and stored in this file. As more and more emails clutter your inbox, PST file can become rather large, in some cases more than 2GB in size. Read More

Access 2010: Import Contacts From Outlook Address Book

Microsoft Outlook 2010 is one of the best applications to manage and maintain multiple address books. With the ability to exchange data with Microsoft Access 2010, you can import contacts from Outlook Address Book for performing different operations over them. This guide may help you in situations where you need to quickly populate the contact table in Access with your Outlook contacts for creating different contact-related rules and tasks. As you may know Access offers a wide range of features to sort and organize data, you can use the address book and tweak different fields to create a compact contact list, which contains only the required contact information. The Access import feature enables you to select the fields' data that you wish to import and create table for. Therefore, you can easily select the fields from Outlook Address book and insert them into your Contacts table. This post covers how to import address book from Outlook to Access 2010. Read More

Migrate Excel Phone Lists To Outlook 2010 Address Book

You don’t need a 3rd party tool to migrate the phone list in excel spreadsheet and convert them into Outlook 2010 contacts. You can import the contacts from excel file to outlook using the build-in features, as detailed here. But most Excel spreadsheets do not have properly formatted phone list, this is where Excel 2 Outlook (e2o) comes useful. Read More