Outlook junk email filtering issue with Exchange Server 2013 and Office 365

Exchange Server 2013 introduces a change that has an adverse effect on the Outlook junk email filter feature. The end result is that messages excluded from junk email evaluation in earlier versions of Exchange Server and in Office 365 pre-upgrade environments are now evaluated and potentially moved to the Junk E-mail folder. Background Outlook and…


Mailbox Quota in Outlook 2010 – general information and troubleshooting tips

Mailbox Size and Quota information are two different pieces of information we can get from the “Thermometer” on the Outlook status bar. The quota thermometer provides awareness of the size of your mailbox and how far you are from reaching the limit.    Outlook reads these values from MAPI properties that are exposed by the Exchange…

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GAL pictures not displaying? Checkpoints to resolve the issue

Part 1: The Setup This  blog is split in two parts, first covering checkpoints for a correct setup for GAL pictures and the second Outlook client troubeshooting focused on Exchange Cached Mode. Setting pictures in Active directory is a great feature as you have a centralized location you can manage the company pictures.   Yet, there…

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The evolution of meeting notes in Outlook

An Outlook meeting has a notes area that can be used to store information related to the meeting. Although it may seem very convenient to add notes directly into the meeting, there are few things that you should consider before you do this. The meeting organizer After you invite other people to a meeting, you can…


Conflicting permission sets when working with shared or delegated folders

Outlook allows users to share folders so that others can interact with items in those folders. Additionally, a user can be configured as an Outlook Delegate, allowing him or her to manage specific tasks on your behalf, such as meeting related tasks. If another user grants you folder permissions (or makes you a delegate) and…


How to programmatically read additional mailboxes from an existing mail profile

Reading additional mailboxes from a given e-mail profile is much simpler than adding them. After retrieving all installed providers for the MSEMS service, just loop thru all providers and search for the ones with PR_PROFILE_TYPE set to the value 2. This is documented here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/office/cc815597.aspx For each ‘delegate store’ simply read the following properties (which…

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How to programmatically add additional mailboxes to an existing mail profile

There’s a well-known knowledge base article which describes on how to programmatically add mailboxes to a given e-mail profile:171636 How to add more Exchange mailboxes to a MAPI profilehttp://support.microsoft.com/kb/171636/EN-US This code has been updated and slightly modified in the following blog:http://blogs.msdn.com/b/emeamsgdev/archive/2011/11/02/how-to-add-more-exchange-mailboxes-to-a-mapi-profile-kb-171636.aspx This latest code snippet doesn’t solve the issue completely, as it only fixes the…

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Display search results as I type when possible: Online Mode

I would like to take the chance of describing the function of “word wheeling“ in Outlook Instant Search   The function “Display search results as I type when possible”(word wheeling), can be a little ambiguous.    You may wonder what are the scenarios for which “when possible” applies. The most common is Outlook running in Online…

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New Outlook Calendar best practices guidance for Outlook 2007, Outlook 2010, and Outlook 2013

If you frequently work with meetings in Outlook, it is very likely that at some point you read the Outlook meeting requests: Essential do’s and don’ts article. However, you probably noticed that this older document only generally applies to newer Outlook versions. Over the last few years, many improvements were made to the Outlook Calendar. These improvements…