E-mail Management

Importing eml-files into Outlook

Still have some eml-files lying around from Outlook Express, Windows (Live) Mail, Thunderbird or any other mail client that you want to import into Outlook? This guides contains instructions and 2 scripts to import eml-files into an Outlook folder of your choice.

Color Code your Emails, Calendar, Contacts or Tasks automatically with Conditional Formatting

Automatically organize your mailbox by color coding specific Email messages, Calendar items, Contacts and Tasks based on your specified properties.

Imported IMAP folders are not visible or don’t show any content

Can’t see your messages or folders after importing them from an IMAP export backup? You can easily fix this by running a script or by modifying the folder properties manually via MFCMAPI.

Applying message rules to the Junk E-mail folder

When you’ve created a rule to directly delete the most obvious spam messages, rather than letting them go to the Junk E-mail folder, you might have noticed that this method isn’t always successful. With the VBA macro from this guide, you can execute all your anti-Junk E-mail rules against your Junk E-mail folder with a single click.

Moving the ost-file of an Exchange, Outlook.com or IMAP account

Changing the location of the ost-file of an Exchange, Outlook.com or IMAP account is a bit more troublesome than moving a regular pst-file. Especially with a relatively small and expensive SSD drive, its default location might not be preferred. Learn how to move it either via a Registry value or by means of a Symbolic Link.

Recover deleted pst-files via Previous Versions

Do you get the error that your pst-file is missing or that it can’t be fixed by the Inbox Repair Tool? If your last backup is from months ago, the Previous Versions feature of Windows might be able to rescue your precious data without the need for an expensive recovery tool.

Hide, move or delete an Outlook folder via MFCMAPI

Under certain circumstances, you might need to use MFCMAPI to hide, move or delete a folder. These usually involve Outlook’s default folders such as Inbox, Suggested Contacts, RSS Feeds or News Feed folder. As MFCMAPI is an advanced tool, this guide provides step-by-step instructions to safely perform these actions.

Locking your Views against accidental changes

The LockViews macro allows you to easily set the LockUserChanges property of a view which is only accessible via code. Setting this property will protect your custom view against accidental changes or the need for you to recreate it when you want to make a one-time change.

Save e-mail messages as pdf-file

Looking for a way to save a message directly as a pdf-file? The VBA macro from this guide adds this option to Outlook without the need to install anything besides also having Word 2007 or Word 2010 installed.

Gmail IMAP – Solving the [Gmail] separation

Don’t like the additional [Gmail] folder structure when you configure your Gmail mailbox as an IMAP account in Outlook? This guide contains instructions how to do so and how it will affect your Gmail experience.