Top 10 Microsoft Outlook tips of 2006

Here are the top 10 Microsoft Outlook tips that attracted your attention in 2006. Based on your clicks, Microsoft Outlook caching and Outlook personal store (.PST) files -- including repairing, recovering, migrating, merging and synchronizing .PSTs -- topped your list of concerns during the past year.

 
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Here are the top 10 Microsoft Outlook tips that attracted your attention in 2006. Based on your clicks, Microsoft Outlook caching and Outlook personal store (.PST) files -- including repairing, recovering, migrating, merging and synchronizing .PSTs -- topped your list of concerns during the past year.

#1    Repair and recover Microsoft Outlook .PST files with PST2GB
If a Microsoft Outlook .PST file grows to over 2 GB, it can become damaged and some mail items may be lost. Microsoft's PST2GB tool can help.
     
#2    Microsoft Outlook caching considerations
SearchExchange.com contributor Brien Posey explores the issues you need to consider when implementing cached mode on your Microsoft Outlook clients.
     
#3    How to enforce Microsoft Outlook cached mode via group policy
Users can easily disable Exchange cached mode, since Outlook does not require any special permissions to do so. However, you can enforce cached mode at the group policy level.
     
#4    Resetting Microsoft Outlook's 'nickname cache'
Microsoft Outlook uses name lists called "nickname caches" as part of the auto-complete feature. These lists occasionally become corrupted and need to be manually erased and rebuilt.
     
#5    OutlookFIX repairs damaged Microsoft Outlook .PST files
OutlookFIX is a third-party tool that deals with some of the data management problems associated with using personal store (.PST) files for Microsoft Outlook.
     
#6    Migrate or merge Microsoft Outlook .PST files
Learn about a third-party tool called Upstart that allows you to migrate or merge Microsoft Outlook personal store (.PST) files, even if they're stored in different formats and encryption types.
     
#7    Resetting the Windows XP unread mail count
Microsoft Outlook 2003 has a feature that displays a count of unread messages on the XP logon screen that can sometimes get out of sync. SearchExchange.com contributor Serdar Yegulalp explains three options for resolving this issue.
     
#8    How to synchronize multiple Microsoft Outlook .PST files
SynchPST 2.1.1 is a standalone utility that lets you take two or more Microsoft Outlook .PST files and keep them synchronized, either manually or automatically.
     
#9    Are out-of-office messages a security hazard?
Automatically generated out-of-office messages, like the kind created by Microsoft Outlook, have come under scrutiny as a possible security hazard. In this tip, SearchExchange.com contributor Serdar Yegulalp explains the potential risks.
     
#10    Microsoft Outlook add-in expands email follow-up functionality
Learn about an add-in called E-mail Follow-up (1.7) that expands enormously on Microsoft Outlook's existing email follow-up functions.
This was first published in January 2007

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