Common Tasks

Using the Inbox Repair Tool (scanpst.exe)

The Inbox Repair Tool is your first-aid-kit when it comes down to corruptions in your Outlook’s data storage file (pst-file). This guide walks you through the repair process of recovering your data with scanpst.exe.

Using images in Signatures

This FAQ article is completely devoted to answer questions heard most often when using images in a signature.

Forgotten PST-password

Got a password on your pst you don’t remember or never knew of? See how you can still access your mail.

Out of Office Assistant / Automatic Replies / Vacation Responder

Learn how to set an Automatic Reply, Vacation Responder or Out of Office notice. This can be done no matter whether or not you are in an Exchange environment.

Adding/Recreating a Mail Profile

Need additional mail profiles or need to recreate it? While a single mail profile can contain multiple mail accounts and different account types, in some cases it might be recommended or required to create an additional mail profile or to recreate the current one.

Can Outlook minimize to the Notification Area?

Outlook can be minimized to the Notification Area but doing so may cause some unexpected results.

What happens to mails dragged or moved to the top Mailbox folder (Outlook Today)?

Ever dragged and dropped a message in the top mailbox folder (Outlook Today) and wondered how you can access it again?

Create a BCC rule

Create a rule that automatically BCC’s a messages to someone else when sending.

Creating a Classic View in Outlook 2003

Don’t like the new Outlook 2003 view? :-(

Unblock Attachments

By default Outlook blocks certain attachment types which are known to be used to spread viruses. However, they can also used for valid reasons and you know that the attachment is secure. Follow the instructions from this guide to see how you can still access them when needed.