Pre-fill in “To” field on a new message in OWA 2003

In OWA 2003, you can now create a message and fill in an address on the To field with a single URL: http://server/exchange/user/drafts/?cmd=new&mailtoaddr=user@domain.com To fill in multiple addresses: http://server/exchange/user/drafts/?cmd=new&mailtoaddr=user@domain.com;user2@domain.com OWA will then open up a compose note with the addresses already resolved for you.

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Items deleted via IMAP are available in the dumpster

A discussion I had with some coworkers over lunch reminded me of another “dumpster trick” for Exchange: items deleted via IMAP can be recovered via the dumpster. I previously described the per-folder dumpster concept in September 26th’s blog entry. IMAP has a different deletion model than Outlook or most other POP clients. If you’re familiar…

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Keyboard shortcuts in OWA 2003

In OWA and Outlook, we’re always interested in how people manage their inboxes – how do users handle email overload? A few main strategies came out of our usability studies – that users tended to be “Pilers or Filers”. Pilers tend to let all their mail sit in their inbox, and they operate on it…

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Easy to remember URLs for Exchange 2003 resources

When you install Exchange 2003, two shortcuts will be added to Exchange’s Program Files folder – one to the Exchange Technical Library, and the other to the Exchange Tools & Updates page. This is one of the steps that the Exchange team has taken towards ensuring that the content and bits that you use are…


Multi-select days in the calendar in OWA 2000

Starting with Exchange 2000 SP2, you can multi-select days in the calendar to get a side-by-side view of those days: 1. Select the calendar folder in OWA 2. Hold down the CTRL button 3. Click on up to 7 days (they do not need to be contiguous)


Exchange/OWA tip o’ the day

Exchange has a feature called ‘deleted item recovery’, usually referred to as the dumpster. When it is enabled, when you empty your deleted items folder, items are placed in the dumpster for a server-configured number of days. The client can choose to retrieve the items from the dumpster until that number of days is up….

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