Outlook 2013 Hotfixes for October 2014

2 Hotfixes have been released which apply to Outlook 2013, fixing a total of 19 issues which haven’t been included in the most current Rollup Update

Hotfix KB2889951 for Outlook 2013
This hotfix contains 16 fixes for specific issues. Most notable fixes are;

  • Outlook 2013 may crash randomly when you search items in Outlook Address Book. This issue occurs more frequently after a laptop resumes from hibernate.
  • Outlook items are indexed too frequently.
  • Outlook 2013 may try to download the OAB.xml from an external URL instead of from an internal URL. Additionally, Outlook may prompt you for your password.
  • Increases the maximum amount of configured Exchange accounts within a single mail profile support limit to 370000 (requires a Registry modification as well).

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KB2889953 for Office 2013
This Office hotfix contains 3 fixes which apply to specific Outlook issues;

  • After applying this update, the “Recover Deleted Items” button is shown on the Home tab when you select the Deleted Items folder. This change is also included in Hotfix KB2889951 for Outlook 2013 and a combination of the latest Outlook update KB2986204 and Office update KB2889927 (undocumented).
  • Outlook will now show the URL path of the server when it tries to download a linked image and the “Contacting the server for information” dialog box comes up
  • When additional logging modes are active, Outlook 2013 write data to the hard disk too frequently.

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Note: These are Hotfixes and not a regular updates. You can request each of 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.