Although the Outlook desktop client allows you to run rules against a mailbox (including inbox), not all features work the same in Outlook for Web Access (OWA). Rules is one of them.
As you can see from the screenshot below, the wording says, "When the messages arrives, and". This means your rules only apply to new messages. Existing messages, like those in ...
I am sorry to say you cannot. Since Outlook.com has left "preview" the migration from Hotmail is permanent.
Microsoft's Hotmail phase-out: What's a user to do?
Q: If I move my Hotmail account to an Outlook.com account, can I change my mind and go back?
A: At this point, no. (When Outlook.com was still in "preview," Microsoft did allow this.)
Outlook.com have announced they now support IMAP. The settings are:
Incoming (IMAP) Server
Server address: imap-mail.outlook.com
Encrypted Connection: SSL
Outgoing (SMTP) Server
Server address: smtp-mail.outlook.com
Port: 25 (or 587 if 25 is blocked)
Encrypted Connection: TLS
Short answer: Yes (at least if the sender used an email program).
Long answer: Each email message contains a number of headers, which describe things like the sender's and recipients' email addresses, where the message originated from, and so on. As the message passes through SMTP servers, which relay it to the recipient(s), each of them adds a Received ...
First of all, click on the settings icon in the top-right of the screen and then More mail settings
Then, click on the Email forwarding link (under the Managing your account section)
Choose the Forward your mail to another email account option, and enter your Gmail address in the Where do you want your messages to be sent? textbox. If you do not wish the ...
No, this is impossible. There is no reliable way to know what happens to an email once it leaves your client. One technique for confirming an email is read is to include an html image tag (usually hidden) that references an image on a server in your control. If the image is opened, this means the email is opened. However, most email clients block the ...
It's probably the underscore before the @ sign. It's not technically invalid, but it's not especially common, and I can easily see that badly written format checkers would flag it as invalid (you're not allowed to have a full stop before the @, so they might generalise that to all punctuation characters).
We could say this is kind of a hidden trick of Gmail. Here is what Google says about it:
Gmail doesn’t recognize dots as characters within usernames, you can
add or remove the dots from a Gmail address without changing the
actual destination address; they’ll all go to your inbox, and only
And the makeuseof article about it.
Microsoft didn't ...
Does Hotmail or Outlook.com have a similar feature?
Yes, Outlook.com has that feature as of this week.
If yes, how does it work?
This blog article explains how it works. It works the same as with Gmail.
Say your email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can add something with a plus + sign.
So, sending an email to myname+mailinglist_topic_x@...
Spell check can be accessed from the top navigation bar on Outlook. After you click "Spell check," all misspelled words in your message body will be underlined in red. You can then left-click the word to get a pop-up list of corrections.
The screenshot above was taken in Internet Explorer 9.
I noticed that in Firefox, the Spell check feature is absent ...
This might be a little too philosophical, but there's no way to ensure someone has actually read your email. Even the received/read notifications do not ensure this. Why? Because it is a simple question of not being able to read someone's mind. The notification ensures only that someone has seen that the message was received.
My way of dealing with this is ...
You can import contacts as a .csv file following the instructions here;
Sign in to the Windows Live Hotmail website with your Windows Live ID.
In the upper-right corner of the page, click Options, and then click More options.
I figured this out, but I wanted to post this here so others can learn. I could not find a good FAQ or help page to explain this.
I changed my password using the Hotmail.com web site last night. For good security, I selected a long password of 19 characters. Logging in from the web worked fine, but when I tried to update my password on my mobile devices I ...
Unfortunately, there is no longer an option to switch back to Hotmail.
Why can't I switch back to Hotmail?
Over time, Hotmail will be phased out and Outlook.com will be the free email service from Microsoft. As part of this transition, we've removed the option to switch back to Hotmail.
You can't, unless it is for e-mail attachments you are sending.
From a Microsoft rep directly (via this forum which is available now only due to Google cache):
there is a feature in Hotmail that allows the attachments that you’ll
be sending, to be saved directly to your SkyDrive account. To enable
this feature, please refer to the steps below: Sign ...
What you're looking to use is the "Blind Carbon Copy" or Bcc for short option. Here's how you use it:
Create a new message by selection + New:
Select the Bcc button:
Enter any contacts into the newly created box (directly below the Bcc and not the To):
Create a new message by selecting Compose:
Select the Bcc button:
A new line ...
Free Windows Live Hotmail accounts become inactive if you don't sign in for more than 270 days or within the first 10 days after signing up for an account. After an account becomes inactive, all messages, folders, and contacts are deleted. Incoming messages will be sent back to the sender as undeliverable. Your account name is still reserved. However, if the ...
Since Hotmail has moved to Outlook.com, the new way to check your rules is as follows:
Right Click the "Folders" drop-down tile on the left-hand side plane. Select "Manage Rules". You should be able to edit and create new rules from here.
According to this Microsoft site, accounts were deleted after 120 days of inactivity in 2007. http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/newsroom/msn/factsheet/hotmail.mspx. Lifehacker confirms this: http://lifehacker.com/5325867/never-use-hotmail-inactive-webmail-as-your-secondary-email-account
And Hotmail user names are up for grabs 6 months after expiration or ...
Use Microsoft Outlook to delete contacts in a few minutes without clicking through every contact.
Add Hotmail account to Outlook.
If Microsoft Social Connector is not installed you will be prompted. After install finished. Restart Outlook and finish adding Hotmail acct.
Go to contacts. Look for Contact folder related to Hotmail. All your contacts ...
Per Microsoft's website:
The IMAP protocol is unsupported, they only support POP3.
"The upgrade process supports email accounts using Post Office Protocol 3 (POP3), but not Instant Message Access Protocol (IMAP). A protocol is a standard set of formats and procedures that allow PCs to exchange information."
For you phone they say you can either download ...
Here is how:
Go to GMail.
Go to settings.
Switch to Accounts and Imports tab.
Click Add another email address you own.
GMail will take you through the rest of the process.
Also refer this if you are stuck: http://email.about.com/od/gmailtips/ss/get_hotmail_pop.htm
A simple workaround would be to temporarily move all of your deleted messages to a new folder ("Zombies") and search within that. Then, when you're done with whatever you're moving about, just delete the folder, which will (once again) delete all of the messages within it.
To my knowledge, that only happens when replying in Plain Text format, but it cannot be turned off when doing so. If you reply to a message using Rich Text format, the > will not appear.
The first time you switch from Plain Text to Rich Text, the > will still be there, so just cancel your message and hit reply again. This time it will default to ...
After 8 months of research, I think I found the solution, which is multifaceted.
There are two issues (possibly more) that could be at play. Here is my final solution, which I posted here:
ISSUE 1 - Possible Two Step verification problem and App passwords:
Sign in to ...
Microsoft now no longer restricts password length for the Windows Live accounts unless you want to sign in to Xbox Live on the Xbox 360:
I successfully set a 32 character password with a password manager, and signing in to Windows Live does not work unless I enter the full password, so it seems they are not limiting to the first 16 characters anymore.
I can answer the question I asked and describe how I put the symptoms into remission (so far), but can't explain the underlying problem. I'll post this to help others with the same problem, but won't accept my own answer in the hope that someone else has an answer for what is actually causing problem.
Is there a way to completely remove Skype association ...