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    Autofill addresses

    I have two laptops with Outlook 2019 running on Windows 10. One laptop has a single contacts folder, and when I start typing a name or email address in the To field in a new email on this laptop, it automatically pops up contacts with matching names or addresses from the contacts folder, as...
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    Ignore slow add-ins

    When I open Outlook 2019, it keeps showing a message that an add-in caused Outlook to start slowly. The one or two seconds that the add-in takes to load is negligible, and I have set it as "Always enable", and there is an option to suppress monitoring this for 7 or 30 days, but is there a way to...
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    Simplified ribbon missing

    I don't have an Office subscription on either laptop. I have stand-alone Office 2019 (not Office 365) on both, which I am using only with a local account on the PC (not with an MS account online). They are both set up identically, and when I first set them up, both had the Simplified Ribbon...
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    Simplified ribbon missing

    A couple of weeks ago, I purchased two new laptops with Windows 10 and Office 2019, and in Outlook, on both laptops, the arrow button ("caret") at the lower right corner of the ribbon said "Switch Ribbons. Switch between the Classic Ribbon and the Simplified Ribbon" when I hovered over it, and...
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    Repeated password prompts

    I am setting up Outlook 2019 on a Windows 10 laptop. I have three email accounts, all downloading email from a server via POP. I do not have the passwords saved (and do not want to), and when I click on Send/Receive the first time after opening Outlook, it prompts for the passwords as expected...
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    Account sequence when checking mail

    PS: From some further experimentation, the account checking sequence does appear to follow the sequence in which accounts are listed in Account Settings; however, it is also affected by the server response time, as it appears to check one account at a time on each server. In my setup, I have...
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    Account sequence when checking mail

    Thanks for your reply. Indeed. Maybe this is a bug? I found that accounts are *listed* in Send/Receive in the same sequence as in Account Settings, but they are still *checked* in the same sequence as they were created. I want to check all accounts at the same time but in a particular sequence.
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    Account sequence when checking mail

    After some experimentation, it appears that accounts are always checked in the same sequence that they were created regardless of their naming or listing, so the only way to change the checking sequence is to remove all accounts and re-add them in the required checking sequence.
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    Account sequence when checking mail

    What determines the sequence in which accounts are checked when you check the mail? I have five accounts, and they aren't checked either in alphabetical order or in the order that they are listed in File > Account Settings.
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    Folder layout

    Thanks for your reply. Yes, temporarily setting the new archive PST as the default standardized the folder layout and icons (although doing this caused all rules to disappear for some reason; however, fortunately, I had a backup of the rules that I was able to import).
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    Folder layout

    I run manual archiving yearly, which creates a new PST file with a copy of the main folder tree for each year. The main folder tree has the standard layout; i.e., a group of four folders with special icons (Inbox, Drafts, Sent Items, Deleted Items), then all other folders in alphabetical order...
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    Search for attachment filename

    In Outlook 2010, how can I search the inbox (or any other folder) for messages that have an attachment with a specified filename; e.g., "myfile.pdf", or "myfile" (with any extension) or *.pdf" (any pdf file)?
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    Rule option

    Thanks for your reply. I see an option to specify exceptions in the rule settings, but I can't see one to skip replies and forwards. Can you clarify this? Would an exception to skip subjects containing ("Re:" Or "Fw:" Or "Fwd:") work?
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    Rule option

    I have a rule that moves emails into a specified folder if the subject contains specified keywords. Is it possible to make a rule that operates only of the subject *starts* with specified keywords? For example, I want to include emails that start with "Quotation" or "Order", but not ones that...
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    Cannot delete spurious folder

    I received many suggestions that this issue might be caused by add-ins or antivirus programs; however, it appears to be a bug in Outlook, to do with default file settings when additional PST files are created. I do have a couple of third-party add-ins in Outlook (Sperry "Always Bcc", AbleBits...
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