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Microsoft Office Outlook Forums

Microsoft Answers – Microsoft Office Outlook (all versions)

This is the official end-user forum from Microsoft about the Outlook application for Windows. Answers are provided by Microsoft Support Engineers, MVPs and other end-users.

Microsoft Answers – Outlook for Mac

Are you using Outlook on a Mac? Then this is the right forum for you.

Microsoft Answers – is a free web based email service formerly known as Hotmail. This forum hub is all about how you can manage your mailbox online.

Microsoft Answers – Install, Upgrade, and Activate Office

Find answers on installing, upgrading, and activating your copy of Microsoft Office.

Microsoft Answers – Microsoft Office Programming

This forum is for Microsoft Office users looking to customize or program solutions around Office applications using macros or VBA.

TechNet – Outlook IT Pro Discussions

This forum is for IT Professional discussions, questions and feedback involving Microsoft Outlook.

MSDN – Outlook for Developers

This forum is for Developer discussions and questions involving Microsoft Outlook.

Google Groups – Outlook New Users

A continuation of the original NNTP Outlook New Users newsgroup from Microsoft. It’s still active on Google and contains a huge archive.

Google Groups – Outlook General

A continuation of the original NNTP Outlook General newsgroup from Microsoft. It’s still active on Google and contains a huge archive.



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Exchange Forums

General Discussion 

Discuss evaluation, troubleshooting, tools, documentation, and more.

Administration, Monitoring, and Performance

Topics discussed include: Administration across all server roles, management, Exchange Management Console (EMC) , Exchange Management Shell, storage and performance.

Setup, Deployment, Updates, and Migration

Topics discussed include: setup, upgrade, evaluate, plan, architecture, consolidation, server roles, topology, design.

High Availability and Disaster Recovery

Topics discussed include: Backup/restore, LCR/CCR, Hosted and Services, High availability and clustering, and store (mailbox database, ESE/Jet, etc).

Mail Flow and Secure Messaging

Topics discussed include: Encryption, peer to peer communication, DRM, Hosted and Services, hardening Exchange.

Unified Messaging

Topics discussed include: Outlook Voice Access, PBX integration, Auto attendant.

Sharing and Collaboration: Site Mailboxes and Public Folders

Topics discussed include: Site Mailboxes and Public Folders.

Exchange Client Connectivity: Outlook, OWA, POP, and IMAP

Topics discussed include: Exchange specific issues when connecting with a client application or protocol to an Exchange mailbox.

Mobility and ActiveSync

Topics discussed include: Exchange ActiveSync, using mobile devices against Exchange mailboxes.

Extended Components, Tools, and Utilities

Topics discussed include: First party and third party tools to manage and extend Exchange server functionality.


Topics discussed include: Web services, APIs, application conversion and apps in general.

Exchange Server – Previous Versions

This forum provides a place for you to discuss topics about previous versions of Exchange. This includes Exchange 2010, Exchange 2007 and Exchange 2003.