Gmail IMAP via Outlook - duplicated sent emails

If you have Gmail mailbox configured in Outlook 2010 via IMAP you may end up with two copies of every sent email. This happens because Outlook by default saves all send items in Gmail sent folder and Gmail also saves all emails sent though their SMTP server.

To fix the issue you need to change Outlook configuration so it stops saving sent items. One copy will be still saved (as long as you use Gmail SMTP).

Outlook 2010 > File > Info > Account Settings > [gmail account] > Change > More Settings > Sent Items - select "Do not save copies of sent items"

Outlook 2010 - Stops saving sent items

Outlook 2003 behaves differently. By default it saves sent items in "Personal Folders" Sent Items and you end up with two copies of sent emails in two different locations. One in Outlook "Personal Folders" Sent Items and one in Gmail IMAP Sent Items.
You can stop Outlook 2003 from saving sent emails altogether (they will be still saved in Gmail if you user Gmail SMTP). This will affect all accounts however.
Outlook 2003 > Tools > Options > Preferences > Email Options - uncheck "Save copies of messages in Sent Items folder"
Alternatively you can create Outlook rule to move sent items to another folder.

Outlook 2003
Outlook 2010
Gmail
Google mail

Configure Outlook for Exchange over HTTPS remotely

Follow these steps to configure MS Outlook to access MS Exchange server when client computer is not on a local network.

1.    Close MS Outlook
2.    Start > Settings > Control Panel > Mail > Show Profiles > Add (if you don’t see “Mail” icon in Control Panel click “Switch to Classic View” on left hand side)
3.    Name new profile “Outlook” and click OK
4.    Select “Manually configure server settings…” > Next
5.    Select “Microsoft Exchange…Next
Server: <servername>
Use Exchange Cashed Mode: Yes
User Name: <user.name>
6.    Click “More Settings
7.    Click “Connection” Tab
8.    Sect “Connect to Microsoft Exchange using HTTP
9.    Click “Exchange Proxy Settings
Use this URL to connect…: <Outlook Web Access URL>
Connect Using SSL only: Yes
On fast networks , connect using HTTP first: Yes
On slow networks, connect using HTTP first: Yes
Proxy authentication settings:  Basic Authentication
OK > OK > Next

10.    Enter username: <domain\user.name> and <domain password>
11.    Click Finish
12.    In Mail box (from step 2) – “Always use this profile” select “Outlook
13.    OK
14.    Open Outlook

Outlook 2010
Windows XP
Exchange 2007


MS Outlook 2010 contact search unreliable

Microsoft Outlook 2010 with instant search disabled (Windows Desktop Search not installed).
Contact searches unreliable, sometimes returning sometimes not returning results for the same search queries.

Fixed by:

File > Options > Search
Uncheck "Improve search speed by limiting the number of results shown"

Outlook 2010
Windows XP

Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool

Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool

Normally is installed via Windows Update and runs automatically in a silent mode and only reports if infection was found.
It is not a replacement for Antivirus software as it only finds active malware and does not prevent new infections.

To run manually: Start > Run > mrt.exe
You can choose Full Mode if you wish (by default runs in quick mode)

Creates a log file: C:\Windows\Debug\mrt.log


Windows XP, Vista, 7


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