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Outlook.com custom domain sync with outlook 2013 and 2016

Q: Outlook.com custom domain sync with outlook 2013 and 2016

Can anyone advise on how to set up outlook.com custom domain email accounts with outlook desktop 2013 or 2016
i have 3 accounts that are oulook.com custom domain accounts working fine in outlook 2013 - suddenly 2 of them stopped working and i have searched the webs to no avail - answews.micorsoft.com techs sent an open thread to the forum.

the typical m.hotmail.com server ins't working and neither is IMAP

if anyone has any troubleshooting tips please help -maybe a new server address? ive tried a few still not working.
maybe thiers a way to find out what server the account is on?

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Hi, is there any way of backing up all email accounts in Outlook 2013 (including username+password) and restoring them in Outlook 2016 without having to manually recreate the accounts? Thanks

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Hi, is there any way of backing up all email accounts in Outlook 2013 (including username+password) and restoring them in Outlook 2016 without having to manually recreate the accounts? Thanks

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I have used my Office Outlook 2016 syncing with my Msn.com email for years, and as of 10/12/16, my outlook started to have issues. Nothing I did on the outlook synced up with the online emails nor anything that attacked that account (my iPad/iPhone) but whatever I did on those reflected.

For example, I deleted out my junk on Outlook, and it would not reflect that change, but I was still getting new emails into my Outlook.

I tried a couple of things, then removed my msn.com email, and restarted. When I tried to reconnect back to my email, (add email) it would always restart office outlook. Has done this every single day, though I can retrieve and do everything from my apple products or through the online Outlook (aka outlook live). But since I have tons of windows open, I don't need to try to keep track of my email when outlook did this. (the office products)

To make it more interesting, my Gmail accounts are still all linked and working through the office outlook. (it's sad when google is working better than their Microsoft's own email system!) I have restarted, repaired and done everything, even checked my privacy settings which are all set up correctly.

Has anyone else had these issues, and can help me?

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I use Outlook 2013 to manage my mails. I have different mailadresses from different hosters. Until now I used pop3 to retrieve my Mail, but now I want to synchronize my Mails between the Desktop-PC (Win 8.1) and the Tablet (Surface RT). Therefore I wanted to use my Outlook.com-adress, but actually this doesn't work as easy as I had expected. The Problem is, that I don't want to have severals In-Boxes, Out-Boxes etc for the different Mail-Accounts. With Pop3 I could receive all my mails in one single .pst-File. As far as I know this is not possible with the .ost-File, which is saved with the creation of a Exchange ActiveSync Account. And if I would accept two In-Boxes etc., so that I receive my Mails with the old Settings and move the Mails into the Outlook.com-Account, this also doenst work, because it isn't possible to move Mails from my .pst- to my .ost-File. The other way around it works.
Another possibility would be to forward the Mails to the outlook.com-Account, but then I wouldn't be able to send Mails from the different Accounts within Outlook.

So does anybody know a Solution for my Problem? I'll try to sum up what I want to do:
receive and send Mails from different hosters with Outlook 2013use my Outlook.com-Account to sync my mails, calender and contactsuse as little as possible In-Boxes, Out-Boxes etc.if necessary - moving Mails from one Account to the Outlook.com-account to synchronize

I hope someone can help me ...

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I have been using Google Mail to take care of my business and personal email and recently began using Outlook 2016 in order to work offline efficiently. The IMAP features are doing a good job of managing my mailboxes and messages between my desktop and laptop computer but I need a way to synchronize the ever changing contacts list between those machines.
Does anyone out here use syncing software or tools? I've found plenty but they aren't easy to sift through. The main feature I need is to be able to sync by way of the cloud since I'm not in a network situation.
And not to shame any companies, but if the software developer begins with a 4, that doesn't even open up on Windows 10 and I can't get a hold of them except by e-mail, which recommends that I get a hold of them.
Now, I have seen utilities that will sync my Gmail contacts with Outlook but I can't tell from the text if that's an ongoing sync each time I open Outlook as is the case with IMAP mailboxes. If this method keeps my contacts up to date using Gmail as the central store point for both computers, then I'm good.

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Hey all,

So my outlook has been working fine until lately. Here is the problem, if I receive an email while outlook is open it won't show up in my inbox. Even if I do a manual send/receive command it won't appear. In fact it doesn't say "Syncing inbox" at the bottom. I can get it to sync if I change folders, or if I open and close outlook. I have tried changing multiple settings in Send/Receive Groups and general settings and nothing seems to fix it. Any ideas?

A:Outlook 2013 Folder Sync Issues

With no way of knowing what you actually tried, in what order, and if all is back to where it was, all I can really suggest is that you remove the account info from Outlook, and create a new account. Working or not, at that point, please let us know.

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I can't believe I can't find the answer to this dilemma, which I've tried to solve for years. Hoping someone might have some insights. I have my own business, and keep a Contacts table in Access 2013. I also have a Contacts folder in Outlook 2013 that I want to keep in sync with my database. Sometimes changes are made in Outlook (or using GSyncit to sync with Google on my phone or tablet) and sometimes when entering service calls in Access. When I go to created a "linked table" from Outlook to Access, I get a separate table of contacts that will not sync with my existing table. Every week, I have to literally export Access data to an Excel CSV and import into Outlook, then go through name by name to choose the latest entry to keep. Ridiculous! I've googled and googled, and I have found no joy. Any ideas??

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I am creating a custom contact form in Outlook 2013. After choosing the contact form from the standard library, Under the developers tab i clicked Design this form and then i added my custom fields using the control toolbook and field choser. There were a couple of fields that i wanted that i had to add in user-defined fields. One of those is a social security number field. How do i format this field so that when i type in 123456789 it looks like this 123-45-6789? Also, After i complete this, If click publish, will it be able on every contact form i open from now on? or do i have to do more steps to get it to be on every form? One more question. How do i get this form to be the default contact form? It's is now pg 2, which i have renamed Client Contacts.

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I've read in many forums about Outlook/Office365 using a tremendous amount of bandwidth. I have an office with 10 heavy outlook users, half being delegates of the bosses that have HUGE mailboxes (~15GB) and that refuse to archive emails.

They have a 30M internet connection that seemingly is not enough and constantly makes their Outlooks "hang" when searching for delegated contacts or just sending and replying to emails with big attachments etc.

I just want to confirm that this is seemingly is the case and that it's nothing else weird. Does it sound right to you guys? I told them to get the max bandwidth they can get there, which is 50MB but they are at the point where they are grumpy and don't believe my advice to upgrade their connection.



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I have recently installed Office Professional Plus 2016 (the full package, with nothing left out, as well as Outlook 2016). However, I recently discovered that Outlook 2016 doesn't support the Business Contact Manager addin.

So, can I install only Outlook 2013 (and BCM) alongside Office 2016, without removing/breaking either? Does anyone else have this setup working without issues?


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I was using Outlook 2007 calendar and sync with google in my old computer. It worked fine. I did not successfully backup the outlook. Now, I am suing a new computer with vista. I am trying to sync google calendar with my outlook. It always pops this message out error:2016. I checked the error message online. It reads, "This error displays if you try to sync your events before signing up for Google Calendar. Please log in to Google Calendar at least once before using Google Calendar Sync." However, I tried logging in before I am doing sync, but it is still not working. Same error message pops up, always.

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I have laptops in two different countries and keep an archive of messages on each.
In Windows Live Mail it was easy to export messages to a USB stick, carry it with me and import to the other laptop.
But in Outlook I can't find a simple equivalent although I understand there may be 3rd-party software.
Is there a best solution?
Any advice and experience much appreciated, thanks.

A:How can I sync Outlook 2016 emails between 2 remote laptops

Does this website help you at all. Read through it & see if there is a link within it that could offer more information.

Synchronizing Outlook on Two Computers

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I cannot figure this problem out!! This is my work email and I send about 100 emails a day so its very important. I always come here for help you guys are the best. I have searched Google for endless hours and cannot figure out the probelm. I have my sync set up every 2 minutes since I constantly get emails. The problem I am having is that the sync or send/receive keeps getting hung up and will stay at the screen below for 15-20 minutes and wont pull in emails. I have to cancel the task and manually send/receive everytime..I can't do that all day! Any advice on how to fix this would be great..


A:Outlook 2013 Problem sync send/receive.

Had this problem with a client computer. I had to turn off synchronization altogether. But they were ok with clicking send/receive when needed.
Have you tried adjusting the time window + or - to see if that helps?
Ultimately I think it's probably the volume of mail you have on the server that's bogging down the sync process.

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So I got outlook 2013 on windows 7. Anyways I have setup about 4 email accounts. Now outlook beings to sync and its about 600 mb worth of data I have to sync to get all of my emails. Now problem is I don't want all of my emails. Is there way to just cancel the sync of600 mb worth of emails and just maybe select a week back or something like that?

A:Outlook 2013.Is there a way to sync only a week back emails?


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I want to create a custom form to always show the outlook attachment field.

We work with a lot of PDF files and would like to be able to drag and drop PDF pages from Adobe Reader Pro to the message body of the new e-mail. This is exctracting a PDF page directly into a newly composed e-mail.

The described function above only works when there is already one attachment added, when a PDF page is extracted into the new e-mail message body and it is the first attachment Outlook 2013 does not attach the file,

Because of this reason I want to create a custom form for composing new e-mail messages, on this form I would like to always have the attachment field visible, even when empty.

I have been in the form editor, but the field is called "Attached", this field is nowhere to be found. I can add a field "Attachment", but this is a YES/NO field with a tickbox.

Does anyone have experience in how to do the above?

A:Outlook 2013 Custom Form for new email

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If you're experiencing crashing with these Microsoft Outlook versions in Windows 7 and 8.1 and 10, you might want to read here:



A:Attention! Microsoft Outlook 2010 & 2013 & 2016 Users

I have the third update being rolled out this week via Big Fix. Curious to see what happens now. Regardless, thanks Frank.

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A widespread problem? My Outlook 2016 Mail is performing normally in Windows 10 and syncing mail with my phone. However...I cannot sync my calendar or contacts into my Lumia 735. I get hints (nothing specific) from online searching that since my service provider (Time Warner) doesn't use MS Exchange, that the syncing can't be done. Can anyone verify that?
My mail is transferred cleanly, but contacts and calendar won't come over to the phone.
Any ideas about a solution?
Windows 10 Anniversary version
Windows Phone 10 ...1594.03084

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I have read the Microsoft articles on this but still a bit confused. I?m asking this on behalf of my son who is trying to get it to work.

If I have Outlook 2016 installed on a Windows 10 desktop, and using Pop email, is there an easy way to sync Calendar with an Android phone? From what I have read, it requires a Microsoft exchange server to do this, which I am not using as I am on POP. Also, it appears that perhaps it is only the email which can be synced, or if calendar is synced, it may not be 2-way syncing.

I?m not worried about syncing the email, just the calendar. I have found how to save the calendar as an iCalendar file and this can be imported into various Web apps. However it is a one-off import.

I can set up a gmail account with calendar on my desktop and sync that to the gmail calendar on the phone.

So I could enter each appointment on both my Outlook calendar and Gmail calendar, but that is doubling up. I may as well enter it straight into the phone, although using Gmail does have the advantage of syncing back to the computer from the phone if I am out and about.

I want to keep the Outlook calendar because it works with appointments received from email.

I?ve never had to bother about having a mobile calendar so I?m not sure how all this works.

I think there are 3rd party programs that might do this but I?m a bit wary of those not knowing which may be OK or not.

Also, I did a test import from my Outlook 2016 into Outlook.com by saving the calenda... Read more

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Outlook 2013 has the following labels/fields for "Phone numbers":

Business 2
Business Fax
Home 2
Home Fax
Other Fax
Is it possible to add a custom label/field?

A:Add custom phone number field to Outlook 2013 Contact?

I do not believe it is possible to add a custom name to the list.

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Outlook 2013 has the following labels/fields for "Phone numbers":

AssistantBusinessBusiness 2Business FaxCallbackCarCompanyHomeHome 2Home FaxISDNMobileOtherOther FaxPagerPrimaryRadioTelexTTY/TDD
Is it possible to add a custom label/field?

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I'm not certain when things changed but it seems that I'm no longer able to add an item to my phone's calendar and have it appear on my Outlook Calendar. As I remember it when I was using W8.1 on both devices it worked. Now if I add an item, such as a new
appointment, to my phone's calendar it doesn't show up on the calendar on my pc. How do I make that happen? Seems a bit clunky to have to sit in front of my pc and add whatever new events I've added to my phone's calendar during a business day.

My laptop is running W10 and Outlook 20016.

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Hi, I have my own domain's email which uses Outlook itself.
I can login via Live.com or Outlook.com and it works fine but I am unable to set it up via Outlook 2016.

Microsoft has provided me the following mail configuration in the Outlook.com settings:
Server name: pop-mail.live.com
Port: 995
Encryption method: SSL

Server name: smtp-mail.live.com
Port: 587
Encryption method: TLS

But when I use this I get the following error:

A:Outlook configuration for custom domain email?

Originally Posted by lolcocks

Hi, I have my own domain's email which uses Outlook itself.

Can you clarify which Outlook you mean for your domains email? Do you mean the Outlook.com webmail interface as a send-and-receive account / Windows Live Custom Domain account? Or directly to your domains mailbox from the Office Outlook desktop application?

In your second screenshot it looks like you are using your own domain username and password with the Outlook.com mailserver settings. The Outlook.com mailserver will obviously reject that unless you have previously set it up as a Windows Live Custom Domain before Microsoft discontinued that service.

If you are using a Windows Live Custom Domain, according to this article it should still be compatible with Outlook.com Preview.

Q. I have a custom domain configured with Outlook.com. Will I be able to keep it?
A. Yes, if you have a custom domain configured on Outlook.com today, it will continue to work after this update.

I can login via Live.com or Outlook.com and it works fine but I am unable to set it up via Outlook 2016. Microsoft has provided me the following mail configuration in the Outlook.com settings:

Server name: pop-mail.live.com
Port: 995
Encryption method: SSL

Server name: smtp-mail.live.com
Port: 587
Encryption method: TLS

Those settings are to send and receive email from the Outlook.com account through POP/SMTP. Is there a particular reason ... Read more

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I will start at the beginning, it has been a frustrating couple of days since I had to reformat my hard drive.

I reformatted and reinstalled Windows XP Pro sp1. I put the Microsoft firewall up to get the MS updates, and then I reinstalled Norton. I have a bug in my system that seems to be contained, for now that is.

I reinstalled office XP, and then i downloaded the update (SP3). I am not getting an alert that says that something is trying to get access to my Outlook contacts. I assume that it is my Hotmail account (yes, I do have the ability to download). I get the alert, click "OK" four or five times, and then Outlook locks up.

When I reformatted, I lost the software Sprint gave me to sync my Samsung i500 with Outlook. When I contacted them, they said tough, I had to buy more software. Frustrated, I broke down and bought Chapura. Now, I am probably so frustrated that I cannot get it started to sync even once.

Microsoft is now ignoring my requests for help to gain access to MSN mobile through my handheld. Does anyone have any infomration on how to get to msn mobile even though mobile.msn.com does not take me to a personalized homepage to get my information?

I am an intermediate user, so I know my way around a bit. I have a hijack this log available, as well as a Belarc run. Let me know if you need anything to help me with this problem. I am just frustrated.


A:Outlook/Homtail sync error - Chapura/Outlook Sync unable - MSN Mobile errors

Post the Hijack log.

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Can't sync iPas/iPod with Outlook

I have an iPad 2 and Outlook 2003. Outlook won't sync with my iPad..

However, they will sync on another computer. Then I can clear the iPad calendar and then sync to main computer but the old calendar info syncs.

Outlook/ my computer seem to be holding on to the old calendar info in some kind of cache.

Any ideas?

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Hi, is there any way of backing up all email accounts in Outlook 2013 (including username+password) and restoring them in Outlook 2016 without having to manually recreate the accounts? Thanks

A:Migrating Outlook from Office 2013 to Office 2016

You didn't say what types of accounts they are, but mostly likely there isn't a way, unless there is a third-party tool or these are Exchange accounts.

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Hi, is there any way of backing up all email accounts in Outlook 2013 (including username+password) and restoring them in Outlook 2016 without having to manually recreate the accounts? Thanks

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I am trying to create a custom message form in Outlook for Office 365. I require that when the recipient replies to my email, the original message
is not contained in the reply. This option is available under 'Actions' tab in standard message form.

I am able to successfully create and save/ publish the form using 'Design a Form' option in Developer tab in Outlook. However, when I use this form to send
an e-mail, the reply that I receive still contains the original message that I sent.

In short, though I am able to create a form without any error, yet, it does not work as expected. 

I also tried making required changes in the registry editor, to enable custom forms script, as explained in link by office. But
I am still unable to get the form work correctly.

Thanks in advance!

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I have a desktop Pc and a laptop Pc with Office 2013. I want to export the contacts fra from the desktop to the laptop and when I export to a csv file on the desktop the e-mail adresses is missing in the file. They are not in the csv file. When I import it on the laptop names, phonenumbers, adresses etc. is ok but no e-mail adresses.

I think it is strange and I have not experienced it with Outlook 2010??


I imported the backup.pst and it did the trick.

A:Export Contacts from Outlook 2013 to Outlook 2013 on another Pc?

when exporting as a csv file you have to map custom fields first and take the email 1 address and move it into the other side for the addresses to get in there (from left to right) or the email addresses will not go correctly into the computer you want to do it to. If you back it up with *.pst then everything goes in much easiwer

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OK I have read many threads and posts about the solution "ZeroConfigExchange". But it does'nt work for my Windows 10 clients.

Windows 10 x64Office 2016Office 365 / Azure AD accountsClient computer is join with Azure AD so the users login with Office 365 accountsNo On-promise AD, only Azure ADAutoDiscover and modern authentication works with sharepoint and Outlook 2016Dword "ZeroConfigExchange" = 1 is created in both regkeys for all users
When I start Outlook 2016 for first time users it still prompts the "Welcome to Outlook 2016" setup wizard where I have to create a profile.

What am I doing wrong?
Best regards

A:Outlook 2016 skip "Welcome to Outlook 2016" setup wizard

It will be best for you if you ask this question in a forum dedicated solely to MS Office Outlook 2016.
I recommend that you use this forum :

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Yesterday, my Outlook (2010) stopped retrieving e-mail from the Comcast server.  When I tried to fix it today, it still wouldn't work.  All the settings were correct, but it wouldn't retrieve my e-mail.  I deleted the account and recreated it.  Now, Outlook points to a new .pst file instead of my old Outlook.pst file, named [email protected]  To make matters worse, it doesn't delete the mail off the server.  Before, when I would open Outlook, it would download new message to my Inbox and delete them off the server.  The new messages would stay permanently in my Outlook inbox.  No more.  Now if I manually delete one through my Internet browser, it also deletes it out of my Outlook Inbox.  It’s as though the new account is just a window to the Comcast e-mail server.  I tried changing the Root Folder Path on the Advanced tab of the e-mail account settings to point to the location of my Outlook.pst folder, but that made no difference.  I also tried deleting a recent Microsoft update (KB3054976), but this did not help, either. This is a complete disaster for me, as I can't even send e-mail now, except through the server.  Any help will be greatly appreciated. 

A:Outlook 2010 e-mail account won't sync to Outlook.pst file

I figured this out.  When I reconfigured my e-mail account in Outlook, I used IMAP settings instead of POP3.  This was not how I did it before.  IMAP works great if one wants to keep all e-mail out on the server and access it from various devices.  That isn't what I do.  I changed the profile to POP3 and the poblem was solved.  Still don't know why it initially failed two nights ago, though. 

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i was curious, i inputted the mail servers by hand, it works... does it do the mai sync etc faster if it,s done thru outlook or its the same result??

using imap-mail.outlook.com with 993 port thru SSL and smtp-mail.outlook.com with 587 thry TLS


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Dear Spice & I have Outlook.com accounts (both updated), with calendars shared with each other on Outlook.com (co-owner access level).

We can update each other's calendar directly on Outlook.com and in W10 Calendar. However, despite being configured as Exchange ActiveSync accounts, Outlook 2016 (and Outlook for Android) will only allow view-only access!

O16 is saying that "You do not have authorization to make changes to this folder."

This seems to require direct access to an Exchange server to change the folder configuration, for an EAS connection.

If Outlook.com is an Outlook 365 service running EAS, how can we tell Outlook 2016 to permit the full sharing access as authorized on Outlook Calendar.com?

This is probably affecting a lot of personal users who can't afford the infrastructure to run their own Exchange servers, just to share calendars.

(We are some of the refugees from Windows Live Mail, orphaned by the Outlook 365 conversion. That's why we're trying both O16 and Outlook for Android -- our eventual goal is to enable updating each other's calendars from our Android phones.)

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I have a friend who just purchased a Windows 10 laptop.

It came with Office 365.

She has for many year been using Outlook Express in Windows XP.

She wants to move all of her outlook express emails (and sub folder of the Inbox) to the Outlook program on the new windows 10 computer.

Is this possible ??

I have succeed in getting her address book exported and imported but cannot find any info or instructions on how to move the emails and folders.

I do remember that some years back I did a transfer from outlook express XP email to a Windows 7 computer running outlook. But I seem to remember having to have some kind of special software to make this possible.

Can anyone tell me if I am wasting my time or is this transfer a possibility ?

She really does not want to give up all of her old emails.

Thanks in advance,

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search  emails from Current folder/mailbox is working but from all outlook items not working

try rebuild index. add full permission on folder C:\ProgramData\Microsoft. but issue not fixed

could you please advise?


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I used Zinstall to move all my files/programs from my old computer to my new one in the last few days. I also upgraded the new one from 8.1 to Win10 after the migration. Knowing Win10 doesn't work with MSOffice2007, I subscribed to MSOffice365 in the new computer. Now, Outlook 2013 doesn't show the same folders I had in Outlook 2007, and I need to know where all my saved files went and how to import them to this system. (They are still sitting in my old computer, if I have to copy them to a zip drive & move them again.)

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As a translator I need to recreate old e-mails and attachments to avoid to have to translate an entire novel once again. (After a few years, the publisher now wants to publish a new edition).

But the only place this file is located, is as an attachment in my old outbox in Outlook Express 6.

Unfortunately OE6 is history long ago on my computers, and no longer available.

But I have managed to get out the .bak files from the old hard drive. Now I need to get out the contents.
The files are inbox.bak, sendt.bak and deleted.bak

Now I use Outlook 2013.

I have seen for me to first convert .bak file to .dbx, then convert .dbx to .pst, and finally to import .pst into Outlook 2013.

But whether this is possible or the best way, and how I do this easiest, I have no idea.

All the solutions I've found on the web until now requires that I have OE6. Which I have not.

Is there anyone who can help?
Is there a procedure or an utility to help me out?

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I have a Dell Inspiron 660 running Window 8.1 Pro.

I had been using Outlook 2013 for about a month with no problems, when I got a message saying my OUTLOOK.PST file was approaching maximum size of 2Gb. However, I could not open it to compact it or delete items to bring the size down. I just kept getting the "approaching maximum size" error.

Outlook was NOT asking for a password for my mail server, It's specifically asking for a PW to open OUTLOOK.PST.

So, I opened the OUTLOOK.PST file in Outlook 2007 successfully, did some housekeeping, and reduced the size to about 700Mb. However, when I tried to open the PST in Outlook 2013 again, I was prompted for a password to open the PST. I tried my MS Account PW, and several other PWs, but none worked. I never set a PW for the OUTLOOK.PST in the first place. I was never prompted for a PW before the "max size" error came up.

I am able to open the file in Outlook 2007 without being prompted for a PW but every time I try to open it in OL2013, I get the PW prompt.

I have also run the SCANPST.EXE utility on the OUTLOOK.PST file, but that has not changed the PW prompt.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.


A:Outlook 2013 Asks for Password to open OUTLOOK.PST

According to this page you shouldn't have reached the limit of the .pst file size:


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I am so confused about where outlook 2013 keeps things.

I have installed Outlook 2013 and would like to import my contacts from my outlook 2007 in another computer. I have already prepared the contacts.pst file from outlook 2007 and made it available in my public folders. I then imported the .pst file into Outlook 2013 via network. However the contacts shows up as a separate contact list rather than integrated into the outlook 2013 address book . How to correct it?

I must have got the process wrong.


A:outlook 2013 import contacts from outlook 2007

OK. I found the imported contacts in a separate list inside the address book. There are 2 lists one is "In This computer" the other is just "contacts" . How do I make the "contacts "list as the default so I get an address book when I click on 'To" ?

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I recently upgraded my office suite from 2010 to 2013.
However, I'm not able to find all my stuff of outlook-2010 within new outlook-2013.
How to recover?

A:Import stuff from Outlook-2010 to Outlook-2013

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I am stuck in Outlook. I cannot do anything in there at all, I have no idea what is going on. Never had this problem before....can someone please proffer a solution please? Computer & Monitor are new as of July 2016,Tower came with WIN 10 installed.
I will keep this post in my browser, as I cannot receive or send emails, will just keep monitoring the forum.
Thanks in advance....

A:I am using WIN 10 home 64 bit and Outlook 2016, I am stuck in Outlook,

Don't know, never had this problem. When I googled it, it came up with this:

?using WIN 10 home 64 bit and Outlook 2016, I am stuck in Outlook?? - ??*? Google?

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I'm migrating all the mail from Outlook Express 6 to Outlook XP on someone's machine (there's about 20 folders or mail as well as the Inbox) and all folders above the Inbox import OK into Outlook, then the Inbox crashes at 98%.

Can anyone please recommend a program for repairing the Outlook Express databases and a 3rd party program that allows me to CHOOSE which folders to migrate to Outlook?


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Have installed Outlook 2013 and created a first email account as pop3 (manual setup).

Going to import from a saved .pst from Outlook 2000 - a file that contained (3) organized sections of contacts, info as well as emails, address book listings, etc - 2013 asked whether to "import items to the current folder" (a Personal Folder) OR the other radio button choice being to import to the email address which just was set up (where I guess new pst files are stored)

Attempted to import the backup pst to the "current folder" - but after it loaded, it could not be viewed anywhere or found within the folder structure of Windows7. Could not determine if it simply overwrote itself or why anyone would want to do this if it's the case.

So next, I went for the other choice and imported to the email address location and most everything now seems to show beneath it on the leftside pane. - Except for all my prior contacts, which only seem to show under "Addresses" that when opened, seem to reference through an open search box "Contact - ....".

Q: in the future can the location of these pst files be changed and how/where?
(like if myemail is done away with) Please note that I have about 11 more email accounts to load.

Q: how to bring up/organize my contacts back in order?

Q: is there no way to import my pst to another location that is more generic like "Personal Folders" if there is such as thing in Outlook 2013?

Backup seems not so ... Read more

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I am still using Outlook Express on a Win XP laptop but I have now bought a new Win 8.1 laptop and installed Outlook 2013 (which is working OK)

I am looking for the most fool proof way of moving literally tens of thousands of emails onto the new machine. This needs to be done with total 100% accuracy because these emails are fundamental to my business and go back to the last century! Some may be needed as evidence in court so accuracy is extremely important

Obviously I will keep the old machine just in case ...

In total there is at least 10Gb of data to transfer and about 2,000 email addresses

A:Transfer from Outlook Express to Outlook 2013 on Win 8.1 m

hello never done this but google search has a lot of info ,some looks hit and miss good luck

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In various places it says to close down Outlook 2013 prior to restoring from a .pst. To simply copy and paste the .pst file into the proper location which is often listed as an email address.

Why is this, and does restoring in this way really apply when restoring Outlook 2013 from earlier versions of Outlook?

I recently imported a .pst file from Outlook 2000 into 2013 (all emails/contacts) and to my amazement, the source 398 MB .pst ballooned to over 1 GB.

Does importing the .pst ( as opposed to copying and pasting while Outlook 2013 is closed) cause such great multiplications in file size of the .pst?

A:Outlook 2013 - restoring from .pst & closing Outlook

It is always good to use the Import option if you want to Import the .pst files from a very older version of Outlook. Outlook 2003 and later versions use a different file format compared to earlier versions of Outlook. That could be the reason why the file size has increased.

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