Where are you Outlook???

So I got this friend of mine who works for MS IT and was curious to find Outlook’s install location programmatically irrespective of 32/64 bit installation of OS or Outlook. First thought was registry, but that gets little messy.. you go to HKCR & then parse through it to find the location of Outlook.exe… I…

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FYI: BUG: Attachments.Add fails for POP3/IMAP only accounts when the attachment type is Outlook.olEmbeddedItem

Problem: Attachments.Add fails only for POP3/IMAP accounts when the attachment type is Outlook.olEmbeddedItem Cause: This is a known issue with Microsoft Product (Outlook 2010) and we have an internal fix available. The fix is expected to go public with the release of next Service Pack for the product. Repro Code: 1. Setup a POP3 only…

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WebDAV can expose private meetings/appointments to users who should not see them.

This is quite frequently asked and with surprise & worries mixed together… Why WebDAV is able to see my Private meetings/appointments? Isn’t this a security breach? How can I get it fixed? The answer is very simple, not this is not a bug. This is how it should work and then comes a even bigger…

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BUG: Outlook: Word: A signature to death!

I have been working lately with this customer who was trying to create new signature files under %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Signatures folder which will be used by Outlook 2007 (SP2) but what we discovered is that whenever they try to use it, it used to crash Outlook. This was the content of the HTML Signature file that we…

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BUG: Unable to load WinHTTP.dll into Outlook 2007 VBA References

Are you having hard time in adding WinHTTP.dll into Outlook 2007 VBA references on your Vista machine, so let me tell you that we are aware of it. The problem is shown below.. Look at the location part, which is for sure invalid path. The root cause is the installation of this DLL into the…

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HOW IT WORKS: Why my MSG files are getting converted to inline attachments ?

You might have faced this issue if you have used Outlook to send emails to SMTP recipients (non-exchange). Whenever you attach any MSG file to attachments it gets converted to inline attachment for the recipients. It made my colleague Akash worried why its happening and I have to explain him Why. Here is the story……

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HOWTO: OOM: Getting Primary SMTP Address from X500

Getting primary address from X500 address was always a pain when using OOM. Thank to these guys who realized this pain and built in this functionality in Outlook 2007 Object Model. I have figured out a way to get this value from within OOM for Outlook 2003 & below as well. How it works ============…

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Performance issues while using OOM

Today I ran into a problem where the customer was using OOM to fetch contacts from Outlook… they had more than 3000 contacts in there Mailbox and it was taking forever to loop through all the contacts and storing them into a dataset… hmmm I could run the same code fine on my machine… what…

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Microsoft a.k.a. Challenges !

Microsoft is a company full of challenges where challenges turns into opportunities, opportunities which makes you feel out of this world. You see technology, you feel technology, you live technology, technology which drive this world. To give you a brief about myself, I joined Microsoft on 22nd June 2006. I have to say time really fly and I…

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