Outlook 2013 Slow Autodiscover with Office 365

Mark Berry November 17, 2015

I’m using Outlook 2013 to connect to my Office 356 account. DNS is set up correctly, with autodiscover.mydomain.com pointing to autodiscover.outlook.com. I recently had to re-create my account and it took 20+ minutes to find the Office 365 server.

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Secure Email Signatures in Outlook 2010

Mark Berry April 8, 2013

I don’t come across Secure MIME (S/MIME) signed emails very often so I thought it might be interesting to post a few screenshots of what happens when you receive a signed email.

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PGP Desktop Corrupts Outlook 2010 Recover Deleted Items

Mark Berry September 8, 2011

This one has driven me mad for weeks. Finally tracked it down to PGP Desktop. Here are the symptoms and a workaround.

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Outlook 2010 Can’t Send Email to Explicit Address

Mark Berry April 20, 2011

This Outlook 2010 issue has me stumped so far. Looking for feedback/suggestions.

I have a contact in Outlook that has two names, e.g. John Doe and Jane Smith. Only John’s email is in the contact record:

Outlook 2010 Name Resolution 1

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Copy Outlook Signatures to New Computer

Mark Berry April 20, 2011

Need to copy your Outlook signatures from one computer to another? Just copy the contents of this folder:

%appdata%\Microsoft\Signatures

That %appdata% code will expand to the correct name for XP, Vista, or Windows 7.

Another way to get to that folder from Outlook is to go to Options > Mail Format Ctrl-click on the Signature button. That’s explained in more detail here.

This even works copying signatures from Outlook 2007 to 2010.

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Consolidate Multiple Accounts in Outlook 2010

Mark Berry April 6, 2011

Outlook 2010 allows adding multiple Exchange accounts. But what if you want to save all mail in a primary account, but still send mail from secondary accounts? With some help from Microsoft Partner Support, here is a workaround.

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Outlook Does Not Finish Send and Receive of OAB

Mark Berry March 18, 2011

This week, the Send and Receive task in Outlook 2007 SP2 and Outlook 2010 started hanging while trying to download from Exchange Server 2007 SP3 on SBS 2008. If I highlighted the stuck process, I could see that it wasn’t able to get the Offline Address Book:

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Outlook 2010 Repeated Logon Prompts

Mark Berry March 18, 2011

I’ve been using Outlook 2010 under Window 7 for a few months, connected to Exchange 2007 SP3 running under SBS 2008. I have three Exchange accounts set up in my Outlook profile. Suddenly this week I couldn’t get email: I got one credential prompt after another, no matter how many times I entered the password.

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