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Restore corrupted PST files using Stellar Phoenix Outlook PST Repair

Due to improper closing of Outlook data files, this happens many times when the mails in the 'Inbox' folder are inaccessible. Therefore you would not be able to read and reply important mails. Also, the default Outlook PST Repair Tool is unable to fix that issue! Now what to do?

 

Most people will panic in such a situation, but the ideal deal is to move forward and install the Phoenix Outlook PST Repair Tool from Stellar.



Email got stuck in Outbox folder? Check out this solution

This happens many time when the mail, that you are going to send, gets stuck in the Outbox folder of your favorite email client and provides you 'No Luck' to open/delete that email as it already started transmitting to the other side.

 

If you are one of such victim, here's a quick tip for you to easily stop transferring that mail, so that, you can open or delete it.


How to repair Microsoft Outlook data files using scanpst tool?

SCANPST.EXE is a Inbox Repair Tool for Microsoft Outlook to diagnose and repair errors in Outlook data file. If your Microsoft Outlook Data File (.pst and .ost) won’t open or if you suspect the file has been corrupted, use this tool to repair the file.

 

In this blog post, we will discuss how to repair the data files associated in your Microsoft Outlook client. Continue reading to learn about it.


Here's how to read emails from Outlook using C#

You would like to build an application/addin that reads outlook mail and notify the user or would like to do some other operations based on your business need. For this, you will need to use the Microsoft Outlook APIs.

 

Today we are going to see, how this can be done using the Microsoft.Office.Interop.Outlook.dll to read the email from Outlook context and extract the data.


COM Exception from HRESULT: 0x80080005

While working with Microsoft Office Interoperability, you may face the following exception that states: "COMException (0x80080005): Retrieving the COM class factory for component with CLSID failed due to the following error: 80080005".

 

This issue happens when Outlook is already running and you are trying to access it's mailbox from Visual Studio environment. Let's discuss more about the issue.


Outlook 2016 features mentions inside mail body

Outlook 2016 brings a new set of features with the July update by which you can get someone's attention in the body of the email message or a meeting invite very easily. It will not only include their name highlighted in the body, but also add them to the “To” field.

 

This feature is currently available to Office Insiders and going to roll out soon. Let’s see brief about this new feature before it comes to public release.



How to retrieve the correct Microsoft Office product version?

If you are addin developer for any Microsoft product, you might have in need to find out the exact version no. of the office product. You can get it from the app version from the interop libraries, but that doesn't return the correct one to you.

 

So, how to retrieve it? Today in this small post, we will find out the way to get the correct version no. If you know any alternate way, will highly appreciate if you do share it with us.


Office 365 June Update - New build version 16.0.6965.2058 available

Microsoft released a new update (Build 16.0.6965.2058) for Office 365 client aka. Office 2016 (Version 1605) on 14th June 2016. This includes one security fix and seven non-security related fixes. If you are using Office 2016, check for updates.

 

This post will cover the list of fixes part of this Microsoft Tuesday patch. Continue reading to further know about the changes.


A collection of Keyboard shortcuts for Microsoft #Outlook

When you are more used to with some application software and if you use it daily on a high volume, it's sometime good to learn the keyboard shortcuts of the features that you perform regularly. Outlook exposes a lot of such shortcut keys for you to perform better.

 

It's not always possible to learn all of them, but good to have the list to learn/view time to time. Here I am listing all the shortcuts of Outlook 2010 - 2016, for your reference.


How to start Outlook in Safe Mode?

Outlook has support to install add-ins from 3rd parties to extend the functionality or to do some additional works which outlook does not provide by default. But in some cases, it starts creating problem due to non-compatible version or bugs within the add-ins.

 

In such cases, if the outlook fails to start due to issues related to any installed add-ins, we need to boot outlook into safe mode to remove/disable those. Let’s continue learning, how to do this.


Solution for Folder Pane (navpane) disappearing on #Outlook 2016

If you are using Outlook 2016 or any prior version of it and facing issue related to the first pane/left pane/folder pane/navigation panel/navpane, which is frequently disappearing after outlook restart, this post will help you to resolve it.

 

Just follow the simple steps mentioned here in this post and let us know, if this solves the problem that you are looking for.



How to hide the message preview in #Outlook for Windows 10 mobile?

Along with Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview build 14283, Microsoft also released a new update for Outlook Mail and Calendar app, having some new improvements. Among those, one cool new enhancement is the ability to turn ON/OFF the message preview in the message pane.

 

Though it is by default set to ON, but in case you want to hide it or make it visible in future, this small post will help you to configure the same, step-by-step. Continue reading.


Fix: #Outlook 2016 (16.0.6568.2025) causes duplicate emails on POP3

If you are using Outlook 2016 (version: 16.0.6568.2025) and configured the email client to download mails using POP3, you might face some issues which will delete all the emails from server inbox after outlook downloads those and/or create duplicate items of the downloaded messages.

 

Microsoft has shared an workaround to resolve this issue. If you are using that specific version of Outlook 2016, continue reading to know more details of the same and fix the issue temporarily while Microsoft is working on a permanent fix.


Fix: Microsoft Tuesday patch forced ‪#‎Outlook‬ to start in Safe Mode

If you are running Microsoft Office 2010 and a regular user to it’s Outlook product, you might have recently observed that, many buttons, menus changed their state to disabled mode. If you are using any add-ins, those became disabled. This is because your Outlook switched into Safe Mode.

 

This is quite obvious and actual reason behind this is a little bit different. In this post, we will discuss more about the issue and a quick fix to resolve it. Continue reading.


How to check whether #Outlook is installed in user machine?

On various scenarios, especially when you are building and shipping Add-Ins for outlook, at the time of add-in installation you might want to check whether user has installed outlook on his system or not. Based on that, you might want to show a message to the user.

 

In this small blog post, we will learn what needs to be done using C# to find out whether outlook is installed or not. Continue reading to know about this coding tricks.


3-steps to programmatically restart #Outlook using #CSharp code

Outlook and other office applications provides an easy way to restart itself. Though there are no directly exposed APIs to restart it, but you can easily write code to do the same operation. Today in this small blog post, we are going to discuss on the code to be implemented.

 

Just three simple steps and your code is ready. C# Code has been shared at the end of the post. Let me know if you have any queries. Would be happy to help.



Outlook Add-In: How to search and highlight inside email body?

If you are building an outlook Add-In and looking for a code to programmatically search and highlight texts inside an email body, this post will help you to understand the steps with proper code snippet. Just you have to plugin to proper event based on your  business logic.

 

Continue reading to learn and implement the same in your Add-In and in case you are facing issues, drop a line and I will try to reply back as soon as possible.

 
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