Fixing Failures In The Outlook Server

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Outlook Server

The email accounts of the users make use of the email server that is offered by the email host administrator. The Outlook program also supports internal company accounts. This is done by making use of the Microsoft Exchange Server. If you think that there are any bad settings, you can click on Tools and then select Options in the Interface of the Outlook program. You can then select the email account that is causing the issues and then go to the Properties window of the account. Sometimes, it may happen that the Server fails to respond or crashes unexpectedly.

One fix to the issue is to type in the password again to ensure that the correct password is stored in the server. You will also need to verify that you are having the correct server address and then check SSL if the server needs encrypted communication.

Server Permissions

You will need to check the performance monitor in the Exchange Server administration software. This will allow you to know if the memory and processor resources of the server are used up. If these are used up, the email processes will get slowed down. The next thing that you need to check is the permission for the customers. They will need permission to connect to the Exchange server. You will be able to find these permissions in Active Directory Users and Computers panel. Make sure that the email property for the employee is having the username and inbox verified.

Synchronization Problems

Outlook Server

Outlook Exchange Server

Each time the users open the Outlook program, the program synchronizes with the host server. An issue can be the limited space that the Outlook customer can use on the Outlook server. If the inbox of the user is filled up, the server will reject the incoming and outgoing email messages saying that the server is full. In this situation, the user will have only two options, to delete email messages in directory for Outlook or to increase the space that is available in the inbox. Many of the users prefer increasing the space as opposed to deleting the email messages. You will be able to increase the space from Active Directory Users and Computers area.

These are the Outlook setting steps that can be done to prevent failures in the Outlook Server. If you have any confusions or doubts regarding any of the Outlook setting steps, you can contact the official Outlook help and support team.

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Sync Outlook Email Using ActiveSync

About Microsoft Outlook

Outlook Remote Access

The thing people like most about Microsoft Outlook is the fact that it lets you handle so many activities from a single space. All of your mail communications can be managed from inside the application, and so can other important information like your contacts and schedules. There are few alternatives which perform with even a tenth of the capability that Outlook has. This is probably why free programs like Thunderbird have yet to run Outlook out of the market.

One of the useful provisions in this application is that you can access the application information remotely. The application which lets you do this is another Microsoft product, called ActiveSync. This facilitates real-time sync between your desktop PC or an Exchange Server, and a compatible mobile you happen to be carrying while on the go. Following is how to set it all up.

  • Install the ActiveSync software on your PC first. For this, you can either use the CD, or a downloaded installer file. The latter of these you can get from the Microsoft’s official website. You’ll have to choose the language you want, and then accept the license agreement before downloading. Open the file and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the setup.
  • Set up a connection to link your PC and mobile device. Launch the ActiveSync program from the Start menu, and when the window comes up, choose the Connect via IR option. This lets you connect via Infrared. To use Bluetooth instead, choose Connect via Bluetooth. Hit the Sync button to establish the connection fully.
  • Use a serial or USB cable to connect the phone to the PC, if you don’t have Bluetooth or infrared on the device. When you do this, the Sync Setup wizard comes up automatically. If you need more information about this, go to the Help menu in the ActiveSync application.

    Outlook Email

    Sync Outlook Email

  • Complete the setup by following the instructions displayed. A sync is set up between the PC and the smartphone. After this, you can physically disconnect the two. ActiveSync does the synchronization automatically.
  • You can change the sync settings for a particular device from the Options section in the program.

That was on how to use ActiveSync to make your Outlook email accessible from a separate device, such as a smartphone. For more information about Microsoft Outlook tricks like these, check out the latest posts by tag. Use the search function to find relevant posts faster.

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Microsoft Releases Outlook Update For Mac Users

About Microsoft Outlook

Microsoft Outlook

According to recent reliable reports, Microsoft has launched an upgraded version of Microsoft Outlook for OS X to enable the users to use the email application in Mac systems. In addition to this, the software giant has also announced the launch of new versions for other Office suite of applications such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel and OneNote that are compatible with the Mac PCs.

For a long time now, several Mac users have been calling the Windows support team to know about Microsoft Outlook and when the version for OS X would finally be launched. The company, by launching a sophisticated version of Outlook, has provided an opportunity for the Mac users to enjoy the amazingly user-friendly options of the email application. In the latest version, the software giant has promised that the scrolling between the available options would be much smoother and the users would find it much easier to switch between the tabs on the ribbon menu.

Outlook For OS X

Outlook For Mac

Upon hearing the news of the launch of the email application for Mac, a large number of users contacted several tech support services to know about Microsoft Outlook and how to get it in their systems. Sources close to Microsoft also state that the Office 365 subscribers would also be able to experience improved performance and reliability, better syncing options as well as an online support feature for locating the Exchange archives in the application. The users can download this recently launched update by visiting the account page on the Microsoft Office online portal.

The company has also stated that it will launching updated versions for Office for Mac soon with advanced versions of applications such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Sources close to Microsoft said, “In the first half of 2015 we will release a public beta for the next version of Office for Mac, and in the second half of 2015 we will make the final release available. Office 365 commercial and consumer subscribers will get the next version at no additional cost, and we will release a perpetual license of Office for Mac in the same timeframe.” In addition to this, the Redmond- based software giant has also said that it will also be focusing on several cloud and mobile products and will launching them in the market soon.

With such interesting cross-platform updates, it is clear that Microsoft is leaving no stone unturned in expanding its business across the globe.

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How To Use Tasks Attachments To Get Sub-Tasks In Outlook

About Microsoft Outlook

        Microsoft Outlook Tasks

Microsoft Outlook 2013 is widely known for being an application which makes your mail handling easier. It has many features which the majority of users aren’t even aware of most of the time. This post about Microsoft Outlook deals with one such feature – Tasks. You can create and set tasks in the email client using the New Tasks button, which can be found on the Home ribbon.

You don’t get sub-task features within the application itself, but the effect can be achieved by using a certain workaround. What you do is attach one individual task inside another. For each time you wish to include as a subtask, you can create a new item, and then attach this inside an existing task. You can use the Item command to put up shortcuts for these, so that you’ll have something resembling sub-tasks in your schedule.

How to create tasks in Outlook

  • Go to the navigation bar at the bottom of the application window, and select the Tasks option.
  • Choose the New Task option form the group labeled as New.
  • Click on the Subject field and type in a subject for the task you’re creating. Type in additional information as needed, such as the date when the task is being scheduled for, the priority it holds, and also the category it falls under. Other details can be filled in as well, in the larger box underneath. When you’re done, hit Save & Close.

Attaching task shortcuts

This is the part which if done right, will let you use subsequent additions as sub-tasks.

Create Tasks In Outlook

            Outlook Sub Tasks

  • Open or create the task you want to attach the other tasks to (let’s call this the parent task).
  • Move to the Insert tab, and find and click the Outlook Item button. This will be under the Include group.
  • Choose the Tasks folder from the Look In box. Then select the Shortcut option from beneath the Insert As group.
  • Find the task you wish to attach, in the Items box. If there’s more than one, select them all by pressing the Ctrl key while clicking on each. Hit OK, and then hit the Save & Close button.

You can get the details on the sub tasks by double clicking the attachments inside the parent task. For more information about Microsoft Outlook 2013 and tips to make the best use of the application, check out related posts.

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Making Use Of The Outlook Diary

About Microsoft Outlook

Microsoft Outlook Journals

You may have used the diary in the Outlook program. The program offers a diary to save notes but many of the users do not make use of it or many of them do not know about the Outlook diary. This article discusses about Microsoft Outlook diary and journals and the steps to make use of the features. You can follow the steps that are discussed below to use the Outlook diary.


  • As the first step, open the Outlook program. After the program is loaded, you will need to look at the bottom left hand corner to see the icons that are present there. In between the group of icons, you will be able to find the Journal icon that is green in color.
  • You may not be able to find the icon there. If the icon is not present there, you will need to go to the arrow that says Add or Remove Buttons, click on it and the find the journal icon. Add the icon and it will be shown in the bar.
  • Click on the icon. If you are using the icon for the first time, it will show you a list of the applications that are capable of tracking. You will be able to track Excel, Word or Outlook and all other programs and whenever you open or make a new document with these programs, journal will make an entry.

    The Outlook Diary

    Microsoft Outlook Diary

  • If you wish to add a new journal entry, you will need to click on Journal, and choose New. You will be able to find the icon on the upper right hand corner. You can click on the icon and then make an entry of your choice.
  • Journal also offers a stopwatch timer. This can be used as a normal stopwatch and the user will be able to save time. This information will be stored in a journal entry and you will be able to access it at some other time. In this way, you will be able to make journal entries on your own.

These are the steps to make use of the diary in Outlook program. If you wish to know more about Microsoft Outlook journal or diaries, you can contact our tech support team. They will be able to help you know more on making use of the Outlook features.


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