New Outlook Hotmail Connector 14.0 (Outlook Connector) for Outlook 2010 Beta

I am an avid fan of using MS Outlook connector with previous versions of Outlook. Earlier when i was using Outlook Connector 12.1, i can manage my Windows Live Hotmail e-mail, calendar, and contacts from within Outlook.  Recently i read blog post by Alessio, that MS had announced the Beta release of Microsoft Outlook Hotmail…

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Outlook & automatic categorization with Rules

I found this interesting and useful blogpost by Justin Mahood (Outlook Program Manager), which talks about automatic categorization with rules. In this article, he talks about Color categories along with the automatic categorization with rules, which helps to optimize this process by categorizing my incoming mail.


Creating Outlook rules not possible using Exchange Web Services?

When i working with the customer who is working with Exchange Server 2007, the discussion turned towards the Exchange Web Services. He is interested to create rules on Outlook using Exchange Web Services (EWS) and looks how to proceed on this. At the end of research, we found that it’s not possible to create rules…

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Outlook Programming Series # 14 : How to – Create a Rule to Move Specific E-mails to a Folder programmatically ?

The code sample uses the RuleAction and RuleCondition objects to specify a rule that moves messages from a specific sender to a specific folder, unless the message contains certain terms in the subject. Note that the code sample assumes that there already exists a folder named “Outlook” under the Inbox. Code snippet: 1: Sub CreateRule()…


Download: Outlook 2007 Add-ins & code samples

Whenever we discuss with regards to Outlook Add-in customization, many of our customer(s) or their developers want to customize it according to their requirements. Also they look for the code-samples, related articles to proceed further. In this discussion, i have added couple of Outlook 2007 specific add-ins, code samples along with their download links. Please download…


Rules series # 2 : One or more rules could not be uploaded to Exchange server and have been deactivated. This could be because some of the parameters are not supported or there is insufficient space to store all your rules.

Couple of customers reported that after upgrading to Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 or  Microsoft Office Outlook 2003, they found that some of the rules are disabled and cannot be enabled. Remaining other rules work correctly. Also if you try to enable the disabled rules they receive the following error message: One or more rules could…

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Rules series # 1 : There is not enough space on the Microsoft Exchange Server to store all of your rules

When you use rules in Outlook, you may receive the following error message: There is not enough space on the Microsoft Exchange Server to store all of your rules. The rules that failed to upload have been deactivated. To work around this issue: • Create distribution lists (DLs) to group recipients in rules, instead of…


Server side rule Vs. Client Side rule

When we work with customers, quite often they want to know, what is this server/client side stuff, all about? When you use Outlook 2003 with Microsoft Exchange Server 2003, you can use both server-based and client-side rules. This small article talks about the differences, functions of server side rules vs. client side rules. Server-based rules…