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.

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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.

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.

HowTo Rename Email Accounts and Mailbox Folders

Since the last few Outlook versions, Outlook names your email account and mailbox folder set after your email address. This results in quite large display names which aren’t always meaningful, get truncated or clutters the Outlook interface more than it should.

For instance, when you set the delivery for multiple POP3 accounts to a single pst-file, it doesn’t make sense that the pst-file in Outlook is named after the email address of only 1 account.

Another example is when you have 2 or more accounts and want a more elegant or shorter display name like “Work” and “Private” rather than the full email address.

Favorites section in Outlook with email addresses truncated.     Favorites section in Outlook with short custom names.
Unclutter some areas by renaming accounts and mailboxes.

Some display names can easily be changed but others, like for instance for Exchange and Outlook.com accounts, can be more challenging to change.

This guide instructs you how to change the display name of any Email Account type or Mailbox Folder set in Outlook.

Continue reading: Rename Email Accounts and Mailbox Folders