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Outlook Live OWA - Multiple Contact Addresses

After Microsoft updated its Outlook Live OWA, one problem has arisen. Consider writing a new email to a contact with multiple saved email-addresses (e.g. personal, other, work, ...): When adding ...
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Cannot sign into hotmail.co.uk account using Outlook 2007 [migrated]

I'm not able to check my UK Hotmail emails through outlook 2007, but another Hotmail email works fine. I have downloaded Outlook Hotmail connector, but I still can't check the UK Hotmail emails.
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How do spammers add icons to their mail subjects?

Looking at the junk mail folder of my outlook.com account, I see some mails that have unusual icons on them - check box, American flag, maple leaf (symbolizing Canada I suppose, though the color is a ...
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“Favourite” addresses in Outlook.com

How do I keep a favourite list of email addresses that are easily accessible like I had in Hotmail?
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How to recover password of Hotmail

Could you please advise me on how to recover a password for my Hotmail account which I have forgotten as I have not used this address for years. I would appreciate any advice you could give me.
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Outlook.com outgoing mail server authentication failure

We've set up an email account for our own domain as a send and receive account in Outlook.com. The same username/password/incoming mail server/outgoing mail server work in Thunderbird, but do not ...
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Outlook email forwarded to Gmail account

For some reason, my Outlook.com emails are being forwarded to my Gmail account. Every time I receive an email in my Outlook inbox, the same message appears in my Gmail inbox. This is extremely ...
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How to add a hyperlink in hotmail (live.com)?

I have an email address ending with @outlook.com, I am replying to an e-mail right now and I can't find any button to add a link (or hyperlink). I have the buttons to add an image, to format the text ...
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I need to go back to Hotmail

I need a way to go back to Hotmail from Outlook. I am elderly and I want to be able to go back to Hotmail. Please let me know how I can fix it.
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Outlook.com auto-deletes Sent messages after 3 days

The problem: Outlook.com is automatically deleting Sent Mail messages from the Sent folder after three days. I want it to retain Sent messages until I choose to delete them. Background: This issue ...
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Problem to receive email's in my outlook custom domain

Since one day ago I can't receive emails from my email. I know that is a service error from Microsoft, because I can correctly login in outlook.com, but can't receive any email, and if i try to send ...
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550 error when trying to set up Gmail to send mail as Hotmail

I'm trying to configure my Gmail account so that I can use it to send mail as my Microsoft address (let's say it's example@hotmail.com), but I'm getting a weird error. I've already gone into Gmail's ...
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How to block an email permanently on Outlook.com?

Why do I keep getting emails from whatever@1und1.de? I added them to my blocked senders list as seen here: But I keep receiving emails from that same sender: I'm really confused as to why this ...
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Transfer email and contacts from msn to Gmail

Here's the context: I've been with msn.com for a while and have also had a google account for a while, though I never decided to set up my google account for gmail. I've finally decided to set up ...
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Recovering 1-year-old deleted emails

I have hotmail.com online account. I have accidentally deleted (permanently) my important emails 1 Year ago but I need them now so I tried to recover them but failed. Is there any solution or ...
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How to create an alias email address for the Hotmail domain?

I am trying to add an alias email address to my current (and quite old) Hotmail account. The current Hotmail service is managed under the Outlook.com umbrella, and it seems like Microsoft won't ...
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Redirect email in Hotmail/Outlook.com with date rules

I want to add some rules to redirect to my Hotmail email messages. For example a redirect in some determinate period of time: redirect from test@test.net to test2@test2.net from 9:00 am until 6:30 ...
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Multiple Microsoft accounts in a browser

My company has a Microsoft account, and I see no way how I can access the company Onedrive/Outlook without logging out from my personal account (which has a long, impossible to remember password + OTP ...
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upgrade outlook mail from preview

When I log into my e-mail, the word "Preview" appears in parenthesis next to the words "Outlook Mail". How do I upgrade? Present version is change from "Hotmail". Unable to perform spell check ...
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How to disable the Outlook.com new preview

I just logged into my hotmail account at Outlook.com and was surprised to see a new look. I searched for hours trying to figure out how to go back to the old style but there is no option. It seems ...
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Can I check if an email has been secretly sent from my account?

I want to check if an email has been sent from my email account and then deleted from the sent folder. I had a draft with some personal information on it and it disappeared. I wasn't sure if I had ...
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Thunderbird and Junk folder from Microsoft Live mail

Thunderbird doesn't import the junk folder of Live. So if I get emails that are incorrectly tagged as junk and moved to it I don't see them at all in my Thunderbird and then people tell me they sent ...
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Outlook.com printer problems

When trying to print off emails, using the "..." more options, when I select print it goes to the signing in window. I have tried reinstalling Internet Explorer and doing a system restore to a point ...
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How can I remove problematic Skype enrollment pop-up from Outlook.com?

I have an old Hotmail account that Microsoft converted to an Outlook.com account. Starting a few days ago, I have been blocked from access to my email (via Microsoft.com web access), by a pop-up that ...
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Do other outlook.com users find certain domains and keywords cannot be blocked via rules? e.g. support.com, email.com

I have been using outlook.com since forever, with a hotmail address that was migrated. I've set up a ton of rules to delete spam, and most of them seem to work fine. But a few of them flat-out are ...
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Is it true that Microsoft doesn't allow more than 16 characters in their Hotmail password?

I'm trying to change my Hotmail password after a breach in LastPass but it doesn't seem to work. So I'm curious if Microsoft has a limit of 16 characters for a password? If so, this is very insecure ...
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Outlook.com Signature Editor

I'm using Outlook.com and have a custom HTML signature using their inbuilt editor which if you've used it you'll know what a pain it is. I have two phone numbers in the signature which I want to style ...
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Gmail: Hiding the original FROM sender address when using “Send As”?

When sending from Gmail's web app on an account configured to send mail from another email account (in my case, another Gmail address), is there no way to conceal the original account's email address? ...
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Use Gmail to send and receive e-mail from an outlook.com account

Basically, I want to use my Gmail account to send and receive my e-mails from my outlook.com account. I want to be able to send e-mail as outlook.com from Gmail. I am looking a lot for an answer to ...
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What does the light colored bar mean next to my Outlook.com appointments?

Next to some of my appointments in Outlook.com, there is a light colored bar. I have no idea what it means. I've read it's to make a distinction between all-day appointments and appointments with an ...
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Can I append a tag/label to my Live/Outlook.com email address?

I have a email address from Outlook.com. My email is like name@outlook.com. Can I have emails like name+newletters@outlook.com just like we can do with Gmail email addresses? Does Outlook.com support ...
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How do I stop or fix Outlook.com rendering emoticons as letters?

In Firefox and Chrome, outlook.com renders smiley faces (☺) as the character J. This is because Firefox and Chrome do not support Wingdings font, which is what outlook.com uses to turn :) into ☺. Is ...
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Remove all occurrences of a category in Outlook.com

I used to have rules in my Hotmail account (now outlook.com) that added specific categories to each email I received. I just removed those rules and reorganized my folders and now I don't want ...
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How can I search old deleted emails going back a couple of years in Outlook.com?

Is it possible to search old Hotmail/Outlook deleted emails? If so, how please?
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Google Docs invitation to edit on my Outlook email address

I have got an invitation to edit a Google doc on my outlook.com email address, but every time I click on the link, I get the message “You need permission”. I am signed in to my Gmail account as well ...
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How to backup emails from www.outlook.com

I have lots of emails stored in www.outlook.com (previously called www.hotmail.com). I’d like to export all emails at once and back them up on my hard drive. How can I do that?
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Cannot empty the Deleted folder in outlook.com

I cannot empty my Deleted folder in Outlook.com. It has grown enormous—more than 300,000 messages. Many messages have been duplicated 10 or more times. I simply want to completely purge this ...
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How do I disconnect my hotmail account from my gmail account?

I have separate hotmail and gmail accounts. A friend has been emailing me from his gmail account, to my hotmail account and he has been able to view my gmail account and gmail acc photo. Although my ...
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How to create a Windows Vista Shortcut to Specific Hotmail Message?

When I open a specific message in Hotmail and I create a Windows Vista Shortcut to that Specific Hotmail Message, and when I click the shortcut I created, I get a list of messages in the folder, not ...
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Why doesn't adding a link or image to my signature work?

I have a business email account hooked up to Outlook.com (as a POP email / send from address). I'm trying to add a rich signature with social media links. When I add an <a> or <img> tag ...
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Do Google, Yahoo, Microsoft read Dropbox links?

When a link to a Dropbox file or folder is sent by gmail, outlook.com or yahoo mail, is the content in the link read (i.e. processed) by Google or the other providers software?
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Alias Trouble - I Lost my original Hotmail email name

I've had a Hotmail account for over 15 years that I use as my primary account. Today I was doing some house cleaning on all my email accts and I thought the alias account was something I'd use for ...
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How do I access a locked Hotmail account?

I am not in my home country and I just wanted to access my Hotmail. It’s locked as it is asking for phone verification which is not possible for me. My previous phone number was of my home country and ...
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How do I search for email in Outlook.com?

How do I search for email in my inbox with Outlook.com? In my Hotmail email account, I had a box where I could search for email in any folder. Where is that box situated now?
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Outlook does not receive email if From address is not in a recognized email format

I have a system to send a mail to the users who are all using different mail clients like Gmail, Outlook, Rediff etc. But, I am using a From address as constant string (mrblack) instead of an email ...
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How can I merge Hotmail accounts?

Is there a way to merge Hotmail accounts so that other email addresses will be aliases to the main one‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌?
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How do I subscribe to an Outlook.com calendar from my Google calendar?

All the help I find is for the opposite direction. I need my Outlook.com calendar to show up in my Google calendar, as the events I create in my windows phone don't sync to my main Google calendar. ...
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How to forward email of a specific sender from Outlook.com to Gmail?

I got an Outlook.com account which I use to subscribe to some mail lists. I want to forward the emails of one of the lists to my Gmail account, but the only option I see is to forward everything, so ...
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Edit an existing email address in a Hotmail group

I have various groups and occasionally a contact in a group changes their email address. How do I just change the address without having to delete the whole contact and start over? Also, I cannot ...
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How can I send a message to an Outlook group?

I want to send a group email from my Outlook.com account, how do I do it?