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News Outlook 2016 Security Update for August 2016

A Security Update has been released for Outlook 2016. In addition to resolving the vulnerability, it also contains 12 documented improvements and fixes.

Most notable fixes are;

  • Resolves the vulnerabilities mentioned in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-099 which could allow remote code execution if a user opens a specially crafted Office file.
  • When you mark a task as completed, you receive the following error message:
    We need to know who to send this to. Make sure you enter at least one name.
  • When you send digitally signed email messages in a 64-bit version of Outlook 2016, you receive the following error message:
    A required action was not successful because of an unspecified error.
  • After you enable the “I am currently giving a presentation” option in the Presentation Settings dialog box, Outlook will not be able to authenticate and will enter a “Need Password” state.

View: Download information for KB3115440

Note: This update can be installed via Microsoft Update or the Update Now button when you are using Office 365 and updates Outlook to version 16.0.4417.1000 (msi-based installation) or 16.0.7070.2036 (Office 365 based installation).

News Outlook 2013 Security Update for August 2016

A Security Update has been released for Outlook 2013. In addition to resolving the vulnerability, it also contains 15 documented improvements and fixes.

Most notable fixes are;

  • Resolves the vulnerabilities mentioned in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-099 which could allow remote code execution if a user opens a specially crafted Office file.
  • Recipients on email sent programmatically in Outlook aren’t added to the user’s nickname cache. This can now be controlled via the EnableNicknameWithOM Registry value.
  • After failing an initial logon, a subsequent retry may cause the following message to be incorrectly displayed:
    The Microsoft Exchange administrator has made a change that requires you quit and restart Outlook.
  • You can’t open Mail in Control Panel if you have Outlook 2013 Click-to-Run installed.

View: Download information for KB3115452

Note: This update can be installed via Microsoft Update or the Update Now button when you are using Office 365 and updates Outlook to version 15.0.4849.1000.

News Outlook 2010 Security Update for August 2016

A Security Update has been released for Outlook 2010. In addition to resolving the vulnerability, it also contains 1 documented fix. 

  • Resolves the vulnerabilities mentioned in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-099 which could allow remote code execution if a user opens a specially crafted Office file.
  • Attachments are rearranged, deleted, duplicated, or corrupted.

View: Download information for KB3115474

Note: This update can be installed via Microsoft Update and updates Outlook to version 14.0.7172.5000.

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News Outlook 2007 Security Update for August 2016

News Junk E-mail Filter updates for August 2016

New Junk E-mail Filter definitions have been made available for all supported Outlook versions.

Download: Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 Junk Email Filter (KB3115461)
Download: Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2010 Junk Email Filter (KB3115475)
Download: Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2013 Junk Email Filter (KB3115404)
Download: Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2016 Junk Email Filter (KB3115407)

Note: This update can be installed via Microsoft Update or the Update Now button when you are using Office 365. This update is included in Office 365 version: 15.4841.1002 and 16.0.7070.2033.

News Outlook 2016 Updates for July 2016

A Rollup Update has been released for Office 2016 that also affects Outlook 2016. This is a non-security update which contains 2 documented improvements and fixes for Outlook.

Additionally, a security update has been released which, besides resolving the security vulnerability, contains 7 improvements and fixes.

Rollup Update
The Rollup Update solves the following issues in Outlook;

  • Images in email messages aren’t scaled correctly in Outlook 2016 if you use high DPI monitors.
  • When you try to reply or forward an email message that contains a linked image, Outlook 2016 freezes before the image is displayed.

View: Download information for KB3115302

Security Update
Most notable fixes of the Security Update are;

  • Resolves vulnerabilities that could allow remote code execution if a user opens a specially crafted Office file.
  • Attachments in the body of a task are rearranged when you assign it to another user.
  • When you forward Digital Rights Management (DRM)–protected email messages in Outlook 2016, Outlook 2016 always forwards the email messages as attachments.

View: Download information for KB3115279
View: Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-088

Office 365
Office 365 subscribers will also get the following improvements and fixes:

  • Fixes an issue where, when creating a new message to a contact, the To: field is populated with the recipient’s name three times, even though there is only one email address for the contact.
  • Undocumented: Fixes an issue, when creating a new contact from an email, the “Display as” value for “Email 2” and “Email 3” property of the contact are filled out as well.
  • Excel: New feature: Allows you to query Office 365 and Outlook.com mailboxes hosted on Exchange Online.

Note: These updates can be installed via Microsoft Update or the Update Now button when you are using Office 365 and updates Outlook to version 16.0.4405.1000 (msi-based installation) or 16.0.7070.2026 (Office 365 based installation).

News Outlook 2013 Updates for July 2016

Rollup Updates have been released for Office 2013 that also affects Outlook. These are non-security updates which need to be installed both to enable the fix.

Additionally, a security update has been released which, besides resolving the security vulnerability, contains 5 improvements and fixes.

Rollup Updates
The Rollup Updates solves the following issue in Outlook;

  • Images in email messages aren’t scaled correctly in Outlook 2013 if you use high DPI monitors.

View: Download information for KB3115253
View: Download information for KB3115255

Security Update
Most notable fixes of the Security Update are;

  • Resolves vulnerabilities that could allow remote code execution if a user opens a specially crafted Office file.
  • When you click the Meeting button to create a meeting request for a contact in the Contacts hub in Outlook 2013, the “Unknown Error” error message is displayed.
  • When you use the Task Peek function, Outlook 2013 crashes.

View: Download information for KB3115259
View: Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-088

Note: These updates can be installed via Microsoft Update or the Update Now button when you are using Office 365 and updates Outlook to version 15.0.4841.1000.

News Outlook 2010 Update for July 2016

News Junk E-mail Filter updates for July 2016

New Junk E-mail Filter definitions have been made available for all supported Outlook versions.

Download: Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 Junk Email Filter (KB3115307)
Download: Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2010 Junk Email Filter (KB3115321)
Download: Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2013 Junk Email Filter (KB3115260)
Download: Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2016 Junk Email Filter (KB3115267)

Note: This update can be installed via Microsoft Update or the Update Now button when you are using Office 365. This update is included in Office 365 version: 15.4841.1000 and 16.0.7070.2022.

News Outlook 2013 Mail applet in Control Panel may not open after installing June update

Update:
This issue has been solved with version 15.0.4841.1000 (July 2016 update) and newer.

When you are using the Click-to-Run installation of Outlook 2013 and applied the June 2016 update (KB3166910), you may no longer be able to open the Mail applet in Control Panel to adjust your mail account settings or create a new Mail Profile.

The affected Outlook build number is: 15.0.4833.1001. This issue only affects Click-to-Run installations of Outlook 2013 and does not affect msi-based installations. You can find your current build number in Outlook by going to: File-> Office Account.

Microsoft will of course fix the issue but until then, a quick workaround to be able to create a new Mail Profile is to start Outlook with the /profiles command line switch and then click on the New… button;
Start-> type; outlook.exe /profiles
(note the space in the command above)

Choose Profile dialog

If you need to adjust your account settings, you can also do this within Outlook via;
File-> Account Settings-> Account Settings…

In case you want to roll back to the May release, you can find instructions to do so here; Uninstall Office 365 Click-To-Run Updates
The version you’ll need to roll-back to is: 15.0.4823.1004