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News Outlook 2013 Hotfixes for August 2014

2 Hotfixes have been released for Outlook 2013 fixing a total of 10 issues which haven’t been included in the most current Rollup Update.


Hotfix KB2883074 for Outlook 2013

Update:
This hotfix has been removed because of issues with accessing the Exchange Personal Archive.

The hotfix has been replaced with update KB2889859.

The update is only available for download via its KB article and not being offered via Windows Update. The update is being pushed out for Office 365 installations as version: 15.0.4641.1003. You can get is quicker when you manually let it check for updates via: File-> Office Account-> Update Options-> Update Now

This hotfix contains 8 fixes for specific issues. Most notable fixes are:

  • Modifying a Recurring Meeting for a Calendar in an Outlook.com or other EAS account, can send out multiple updates for each modified occurrence.
  • Multiple fixes for IMAP accounts where the Read/Unread status isn’t being synchronized or Internet Header are being removed after moving a message.
  • Search results will now show 250 items by default instead of the current 30. Note that this limit can also be configured via the Registry.

View: More details and download information for KB2883074


Hotfix KB2883076 for Outlook 2013
This hotfix contains 1 Outlook and 1 Word update.
After applying this hotfix, Outlook will no longer show downloading prompts or attempt to download a linked image when the link to the image doesn’t work. (This is finally the real solution to the PayPal message hang issue from almost 3 years ago!) 

View: More details and download information for KB2883076


Note: These are Hotfixes and not regular updates. You can request them via their respective KB article page. Hotfixes do not apply to Office 365 installations of Office 2013 but are usually included in the next Rollup Update.

News Outlook 2010 Hotfixes for August 2014

2 Hotfixes have been released for Outlook 2010 fixing a total of 2 issues which haven’t been included in the most current Rollup Update


Hotfix KB2889819 for Outlook 2010
This hotfix fixes the issue where dragging an msg-file from an Explorer folder and dropping it back into Outlook creates a new message with that file as an attachment rather than creating the item within the folder.

View: More details and download information for KB2889819


Hotfix KB2881058 for Outlook 2010
After applying this hotfix, Outlook will no longer show downloading prompts or attempt to download a linked image when the link to the image doesn’t work. (This is finally the real solution to the PayPal message hang issue from almost 3 years ago!) 

View: More details and download information for KB2881058


Note: These are Hotfixes and not regular updates. You can request each of them via their respective KB article page. They will also be included in the next Rollup Update.

News Outlook 2013 Update for August 2014

A Rollup Update has been released for Outlook 2013. This is a non-security update which contains the latest stability and performance improvements and contains updated holiday information.

Update:
This update has been removed because of issues with accessing the Exchange Personal Archive.

The update has been replaced with update KB2889859 and also contains the fixes mentioned in the removed hotfix KB2883074.

The update is only available for download via its KB article and not being offered via Windows Update. The update is being pushed out for Office 365 installations as version: 15.0.4641.1003. You can get is quicker when you manually let it check for updates via: File-> Office Account-> Update Options-> Update Now

Even though no further change log is provided, it does at least contain the 3 fixes from Hotfix KB2880961, 6 fixes from KB2881040, and 9 fixes from KB2882991 which are only available by request.

Most notable fixes are:

  • You create a calendar item for an Outlook.com account, and you set the Reminder to None. In this situation, Outlook.com does not recognize the None setting, and it still creates a Reminder of 15 minutes.
  • Dragging an msg-file from an Explorer folder and dropping it back into Outlook creates a new message with that file as an attachment rather than creating the item within the folder.
  • Various crashing issues are solved for when you have an IMAP account configured in Outlook.

View: Download information for KB2881011

Note: This update is also offered via Microsoft Update or already installed automatically for you when Microsoft Update is configured to also update other Microsoft applications.
Office 365 subscribers can install this update manually via the Update Now button or wait for the automatic update. This update is included in version: 15.0.4641.1002.

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News Junk E-mail Filter updates for August 2014

New Junk E-mail Filter definitions have been made available for all supported Outlook versions.
Outlook 2003 no longer gets any Junk E-mail Filter updates anymore as it is out of support.

Download: Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 Junk Email Filter (KB2883097)
Download: Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2010 Junk Email Filter (KB982726)
Download: Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2013 Junk Email Filter (KB2760587)

Note: This update is also offered via Microsoft Update or already installed automatically for you when Microsoft Update is configured to also update other Microsoft applications.
Office 365 subscribers can install this update manually via the Update Now button or wait for the automatic update. This update is included in version: 15.0.4641.1002.

News Outlook can’t connect to Gmail: Password incorrect

Gmail buttonAs of July 15, 2014, you might have problems connecting to Gmail via Outlook and other mail clients such as Thunderbird and Mail apps on (older) smartphones. This is because Google turned off Basic Authentication by default for all new accounts and accounts which haven’t synced within the last 30 days and only lets you authenticate via the OAuth 2.0 standard.

As a result, you’ll get Send/Receive errors (0x800CCC0E) and could get prompted for your Gmail password again in Outlook and the login will fail even when you supply the correct password.

To solve this, you must re-enable Basic Authentication for Outlook in your Google Account Settings. This can be done via the “Allow less secure apps” page where you set it to “Enable”.

Another way to go would be to enable “2-Step Verification”. In that case, you can create a special “App Password” which you’ll then use within Outlook to logon to Gmail rather than with your regular password. This is the more secure approach and highly recommended. For step-by-step instructions to set this up see: Outlook and 2-Step Verification for Gmail accounts.

Native support for OAuth 2.0 in Outlook (2007, 2010 and 2013) is being worked on and hopefully released soon in an upcoming update (I’ll update the this post with the links to the updates once they become available).

View: New Security Measures Will Affect Older (non-OAuth 2.0) Applications
View: Google Account Security Settings – Allow less secure apps

News Outlook 2013 Hotfixes for July 2014

2 Hotfixes have been released for Outlook 2013 fixing a total of 11 issues.


Hotfix KB2882991 for Outlook 2013
This hotfix contains 9 fixes for specific issues. Most notable fixes are;

  • Dragging an msg-file from an Explorer folder and dropping it back into Outlook creates a new message with that file as an attachment rather than creating the item within the folder.
  • Various crashing issues are solved for when you have an IMAP account configured in Outlook.
  • After you install the June 2013 cumulative update for Outlook 2013, Outlook may crash when synchronizing with your Outlook.com or Hotmail calendar.

View: More details and download information for KB2882991


Hotfix KB2880477 for Outlook 2013
After applying this hotfix, you can disable the Room Finder on the Scheduling Assistant tab of a meeting form. It also fixes an issue where Outlook may crash when you reply to a voice mail message.

View: More details and download information for KB2880477


Note: These are Hotfixes and not a regular updates. You can request each of them via their respective KB article page. Hotfixes do not apply to Office 365 installations of Office 2013 but are usually included in the next Rollup Update.

News Outlook 2010 Hotfixes for July 2014

3 Hotfixes have been released for Outlook 2010 fixing a total of 7 issues.


Hotfix KB2883007 for Outlook 2010
This hotfix contains 5 fixes for specific issues. Most notable fixes are;

  • Assume that you create a new message item in Outlook 2010. When you click File -> Save As to save the item as an .msg file, it also saves a copy in the Outbox.
  • Assume that you set up an IMAP email account in Outlook 2010. When you receive a task request and try to preview it in the Reading Pane, the operation fails. Additionally, you receive an error message that resembles the following:
  • The matching task was not found in your task list.

View: More details and download information for KB2883007


Hotfix KB2880545 for Outlook 2010
This hotfix fixes an issue where the Undelete button is not available when you select multiple items marked for deletion in an IMAP mailbox.

View: More details and download information for KB2880545


Hotfix KB2794760 for Outlook 2010
After applying this hotfix, you can disable the Room Finder on the Scheduling Assistant tab of a meeting form.

View: More details and download information for KB2794760


Note: These are Hotfixes and not a regular updates. You can request each of them via their respective KB article page.

News Junk E-mail Filter updates for July 2014

New Junk E-mail Filter definitions have been made available for all supported Outlook versions.
Outlook 2003 no longer gets any Junk E-mail Filter updates anymore as it is out of support.

Download: Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 Junk Email Filter (KB2883030)
Download: Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2010 Junk Email Filter (KB982726)
Download: Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2013 Junk Email Filter (KB2760587)

Note: This update is also offered via Microsoft Update or already installed automatically for you when Microsoft Update is configured to also update other Microsoft applications.
Office 365 subscribers can install this update manually via the Update Now button or wait for the automatic update. This update is included in version: 15.0.4631.1002.

News Updated: Script to schedule your pst-file back-up

I’ve completely rewritten the script to quickly create backups of your pst-file(s). The script is easy to configure and no coding skills are required to use it.

The script will gracefully close Outlook when it is running to create proper backups. You can configure it with as much pst-files as you need and backing up to an external USB-drive or network share it supported as well.

Optionally, you can keep a backup archive and have the script start Outlook again once it is done so it almost goes unnoticed when you’ve scheduled it.

Step-by-step instructions are included for configuring the script and how to create a Scheduled Task for it so you can just “set it and forget it”.

View: Script to schedule your pst-file back-up

News Outlook 2013 Hotfix for June 2014

This hotfix contains 6 fixes for specific issues which haven’t yet been included in the most current Rollup Update. Most notable fixes are:

  • The Status Bar shows “Disconnected” even though all connections are established.
  • Assume that you use a non-Exchange account, and you have multiple calendar, contacts, or task folders. After you install SP1, when you open or create a calendar, contacts, or task item, there is no “In Folder” or “In Shared Folder” line at the bottom of the item.
  • You create a calendar item for an Outlook.com account, and you set the Reminder to None. In this situation, Outlook.com does not recognize the None setting, and it still creates a Reminder of 15 minutes.

View: More details and download information for KB2881040

Note: This is a Hotfix and not a regular update. You can request it via its KB article page. Hotfixes do not apply to Office 365 installations of Office 2013 but are usually included in the next Rollup Update.