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Stop Legitimate emails from getting Junked

Here is a twist to the normal Junk Email problem. How do you stop non-junk emails from ending up in the Junk email folder? For some reason I have been finding more and more legitimate emails in my Junk Email folder. It is easy to miss them, unless you remember…

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[Video] How to track opens and clicks on Outlook Email Merges

Thousands of Outlook users use EmailMerge for Outlook to send personalised emails to their customers. Now you can also know exactly who has opened or clicked on an email…and do follow-up merges to them. EmailMerge is an Outlook addon that installs inside Outlook and lets you send news, marketing and…

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How to Schedule Meetings in Different Time Zones (and see the time in both zones)

Do you need to schedule appointments, calls etc with people in different time zones? Here’s how to make sure that you’re both there at the same time by getting Outlook to show you the time in both zones at the same time.   If you are using Outlook with Office…

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FIX: Outlook 2010 Patch Problem (Opens in Safe Mode)

If you are using Outlook 2010 and have suddenly found that it only opens in Safe Mode then your computer probably installed Microsoft’s latest patch. Here’s what you need to do to fix it. The (faulty) December 2015 Patch (KB 3114409) which is causing the problem was actually released to…

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Catch Outlook email errors by PROOF LISTENING instead of reading

It’s easy to send out emails with mistakes even after proof reading them. The reason is that we tend to skim while proof reading and we see the words we think we have written….  instead of the actual words there. The solution… get Outlook to read the emails back to…

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Windows 10 stops Outlook Emails from Sending (Solved) – Error 0x800ccc13

Many users around the web have reported that Outlook 2013 stops sending emails after they upgraded their computers to Windows 10. The emails simply sit in the Outbox. The following steps can be used to solve the problem: Description of Problem After upgrading to Windows 10, Outlook 2013 can no…

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2015 NFL Football season schedules inside your Outlook Calendar

For all you NFL fans out there, it’s that time of the year again so gear-up with your favorite team’s jersey, hats, cheering gears etc and plan in advance with friends and families to enjoy the games at home or at the venues. The pre-season kicks off on Thursday, August 13 till…

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Creating Tasks and Appointments from Emails

We recently upgraded our TBYL! for Outlook users to QuickFile for Outlook. The response has been overwhelmingly positive but a few users asked… Where are the Quick-Task and Quick-Calendar buttons? These buttons are used to create Tasks and Appointments from Emails (to use TBYL terminology, move emails from your collection…

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Creating an Effective Email Signature

A great email signature can help your business by building your image and credibility as well as making it easier for people to contact you. In this short post I look at what things a good signature block can do for you, what you want to put in, and what…

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Should you Forward or Redirect emails?

What do you do when you get an email that you know can be better answered by someone else? Chances are you Forward the email. I recently found out about Redirects which are often more appropriate than Forwards. Here’s how to do a redirect and why it may be better…

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Q: Why CTRL-F is NOT Find in Outlook?(Ans: Bill Gates)

Have you ever pressed CTRL-F to find something (in Outlook) to discover that it does not work! For some reason CTRL-F does a Forward instead of a Find. Here’s a bit of history as to why this (strange) decision was made and alternative keyboard shortcuts to do a Find in…

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Download the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Timetable to Your Outlook

The Cricket World Cup 2015 is about to start in a few days (14th February), so for all you Cricket Lovers who would not want to miss a single match, or at least not your favorite teams matches, here’s how you can download the times for all the games into…

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How to update General Information for multiple contacts in Outlook

Creating contacts in Outlook is very easy and even before you might realize, you would have hundreds or thousands of them in your Outlook Contacts folder. It is also likely that most of the contacts might have some relation to the others for example working in the same company. Now…

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Helping Children with Special Needs

I am writing today to share how you have been able to help us create a Physiotherapy unit for children with special needs here in Fiji. Earlier this year we launched a major upgrade to Quick File for Outlook. We promised our readers and customers that we would set aside…

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