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News Outlook 2013 Hotfixes for November 2014

2 Hotfixes have been released which apply to Outlook 2013, fixing a total of 13 issues which haven’t been included in the most current Rollup Update and improves the localization for multiple language versions to make sure that the meaning remains accurate.


Hotfix KB2899544 for Outlook 2013
This hotfix contains 13 fixes for specific issues. Most notable fixes are;

  • When you send an email message that only contains recipients on the Bcc line, you may also receive this message. (mainly applies to EAS accounts)
  • Various Outlook.com Calendar synching issues have been resolved.
  • When using the Delete button in the Ribbon to delete multiple selected emails, the messages may still appear in the list, even though they are actually deleted.

View: More details and download information for KB2899544


KB2899491 for Outlook 2013
This Outlook hotfix improves the localization for multiple language versions to make sure that the meaning remains accurate.

View: More details and download information for KB2899491


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 November 2014

2 Hotfixes have been released which apply to Outlook 2010, fixing a total of 6 issues which haven’t been included in the most current Rollup Update


Hotfix KB2899529 for Outlook 2010
This hotfix contains 5 fixes for specific issues. Most notable fixes are:

  • In some scenarios, you cannot open certain attachments whose file name contains more than one period directly from an email item. 
  • An accepted invitation could end up in the delegate’s Calendar folder instead of the one of the manager when a custom form to schedule the meeting is being used.

View: More details and download information for KB22899529


Hotfix KB2726880 for Outlook 2010
After applying this hotfix, Outlook will no longer crash when you click Accept or Decline in an attached iCalendar (.ics) file that is missing the UID property.

View: More details and download information for KB2726880


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 November 2014

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

Even though only 2 improvements and fixes are mentioned in the change log provided, it does also contain the 16 fixes from Hotfix KB2889951.

The new fixes are:

  • Outlook shows certificate errors for certain configurations when it tries to obtain Exchange settings by using AutoDiscover. The fix is to silently fail the connection to these servers instead of displaying the certificate error prompt.
  • Outlook may be unable to download the Offline Address Book (OAB) from the Exchange Server. The OAB Download thread runs in a loop unable to authenticate. This can prevent email from synchronizing, especially when you have multiple accounts all trying to download an OAB at the same time. This fix also requires Office update KB2899493 which itself also includes the Outlook fixes of Hotfix KB2889953.

View: Download information for KB2899504

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: 15.0.4667.1002.

News Junk E-mail Filter updates for November 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 (KB2899525)
Download: Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2010 Junk Email Filter (KB2899521)
Download: Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2013 Junk Email Filter (KB2899506)

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: 15.0.4667.1002.

News BCM update for November 2014

A new version of Business Contact Manager (BCM) has been released which takes care of several bugs. The most prominent bug that has been fixed has to do with form labels being incorrect for various Contact fields when the contact item is stored within BCM.

This update applies to BCM users with Outlook 2010 and Outlook 2013 (despite what the confusing title and filename may suggest).

To apply the update, you’ll need to uninstall BCM first (but leave the installation of SQL) and then install the latest version again. Detailed instructions can be found in KB3008363 (not yet live for all regions). This will not affect any of your current BCM data but it of course never hurts to have your BCM backups in order.

Download: Business Contact Manager for Microsoft Outlook 2010 and Outlook 2013

News Updated: Sorting Outgoing E-mails

You most likely sort your incoming emails into different folders by using message rules but what are you doing with your outgoing emails?

By using rules, you can also sort your outgoing emails into folder but strangely enough, this results in a copy instead of an actual move.

This guide shows you how you can configure Outlook and your rules to sort your outgoing emails without ending up with duplicates.

Continue reading: Sorting Outgoing E-mails

News Outlook 2013 Hotfixes for October 2014

2 Hotfixes have been released which apply to Outlook 2013, fixing a total of 19 issues which haven’t been included in the most current Rollup Update


Hotfix KB2889951 for Outlook 2013
This hotfix contains 16 fixes for specific issues. Most notable fixes are;

  • Outlook 2013 may crash randomly when you search items in Outlook Address Book. This issue occurs more frequently after a laptop resumes from hibernate.
  • Outlook items are indexed too frequently.
  • Outlook 2013 may try to download the OAB.xml from an external URL instead of from an internal URL. Additionally, Outlook may prompt you for your password.
  • Increases the maximum amount of configured Exchange accounts within a single mail profile support limit to 370000 (requires a Registry modification as well).

View: More details and download information for KB2889951


KB2889953 for Office 2013
This Office hotfix contains 3 fixes which apply to specific Outlook issues;

  • After applying this update, the “Recover Deleted Items” button is shown on the Home tab when you select the Deleted Items folder. This change is also included in Hotfix KB2889951 for Outlook 2013 and a combination of the latest Outlook update KB2986204 and Office update KB2889927 (undocumented).
  • Outlook will now show the URL path of the server when it tries to download a linked image and the “Contacting the server for information” dialog box comes up
  • When additional logging modes are active, Outlook 2013 write data to the hard disk too frequently.

View: More details and download information for KB2889953


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 October 2014

4 Hotfixes have been released which apply to Outlook 2010, fixing a total of 5 issues which haven’t been included in the most current Rollup Update


Hotfix KB2889900 for Outlook 2010
This hotfix contains 3 fixes for the following specific issues;

  • Developers cannot change or add an attachment to an Rich Text Format (RTF) message during the BeforeAttachmentAdd event.
  • Changes to an HTML formatted oft-file are not being saved when using an Exchange account in online mode.
  • A text attachment is not being displayed when opening an eml-file when using an Exchange account in online mode.

View: More details and download information for KB2889900


Hotfix KB2899487 for Word 2010 and Hotfix KB2899481 for Office 2010
Interestingly enough, both hotfixes solve the same issue. The issue is that you can add (Word) comments to a meeting request and Outlook may crash when you send the meeting request.

View: More details and download information for KB2899487
View: More details and download information for KB2899481


Hotfix KB2899484 for Office 2010
After applying this hotfix, Outlook will show the URL path of the server when it tries to download a linked image and the “Contacting the server for information” dialog box comes up.

View: More details and download information for KB2899484


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 October 2014

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

Even though only 2 improvements and fixes are mentioned in the change log provided, it does also contain the 8 fixes from Hotfix KB2883074 and 6 fixes from Hotfix KB2889873.

The new fixes are:

  • Outlook 2013 may be unable to connect to an Exchange server by using the MAPI over HTTP protocol.
  • When you send an email message that contains a large attachment by using Outlook 2013, Outlook may stop responding.

View: Download information for KB2986204

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: 15.0.4659.1001.

News Junk E-mail Filter updates for October 2014

New Junk E-mail Filter definitions have been made available for Outlook 2007 and Outlook 2013. Outlook 2010 skips this month and 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 (KB2899475)
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: 15.0.4659.1001.