Tag Archives: Outlook

Office trouble: Excel calculation issues, and Outlook starts in safe mode (January 2023)

[German]In this post I would like to put online a small collection of problems or inconsistencies around Microsoft Office. The problems have come to my attention through the readership in the last few days. Possibly they are isolated cases, but … Continue reading

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Are there Outlook 365 crashes again (December 2022)?

[German]Users of Microsoft Outlook (365) suffer from crashes every now and then, which occur after any updates. In September 2022 there was such a case, which was then fixed in October 2022. Now a user has contacted me who has … Continue reading

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How to find weak passwords in Active Directory and eliminate them with PowerShell

[Sponsored Post]Weak or compromised passwords are a known gateway for attackers. If you are able to identify which users in Active Directory (AD) are threatened by this, then PowerShell can help to remedy it. However, PowerShell scripts cannot eliminate basic AD deficits, other tools are needed for this. More ...

Workaround for Outlook login error to outlook.com (October 2022)

[German]Users of Microsoft's Outlook client may run into the problem that no login to outlook.com is possible. This is rejected with the hint to use a personal or school account after all. Now, as of October 27, 2022, Microsoft has … Continue reading

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Outlook stores IMAP password DAPI-encrypted in the registry

[German]Another little hint on Sunday. Microsoft's developers store the passwords for accessing IMAP accounts for Outlook in the registry. Is indeed DAPI-encrypted, but can be decrypted in the system with an API call. This approach is also used by tools … Continue reading

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Microsoft confirms Outlook bug dropping error 603: Can't configure Exchange Online mailbox

[German]Microsoft has published a new support article that addresses an error in the Outlook desktop application. Users receive error 603 "Can't configure Exchange Online mailbox" during autodiscover while configuring a connection to an Exchange Online mailbox. Advertising

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Outlook 365 Outbox: Online mode no longer possible for shared mailboxes

[German]Call for help from a blog reader struggling with Outlook 365 and shared mailboxes. In Outlook clients, online mode is no longer possible with shared mailboxes. Mails are no longer moved from the Outbox to the Sent Mail folder. The … Continue reading

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Outlook bugs: Fix for contacts overlay; workaround for password problem

[German]Brief addendum from this week for Outlook users or administrators. Microsoft seems to have fixed the bug that the Outlook Contacts view covers "People" windows as of October 11, 2022. Also, I have a workaround for the problem with Outlook … Continue reading

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Bug: Outlook no longer connects to the mail server (October 2022)

[German]Microsoft confirms another error in Outlook in Microsoft 365 in a support post. It may be that Microsoft Outlook can no longer connect to the email server. The IMAP or POP server has disconnected unexpectedly and the connection to the … Continue reading

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Microsoft releases fix for Outlook 365 crashes at startup (Oct. 5, 2022)

[German]Microsoft Outlook 365 users might be affected by crashes that occur right after application launch. As of September 5, 2022, Microsoft has published a support post with notes on a fix for these crashes. Here is a brief overview of … Continue reading

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Microsoft Outlook bug after update: Outlook Contacts "People" view hides window

[German]Microsoft has once again created a nice bug in the Click-2-Run version of Office 2016 – 2021. After updating to version 2209 (build 15629.20156) the contact window in the person view covers half of the Outlook window. The window cannot … Continue reading

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