Decrypt S/MIME encrypted emails and save them unencrypted

Decrypt S/MIME encrypted emails and save them unencrypted

We receive S/MIME encrypted emails which we need to store in a financial or HR database system that is encrypted and protected otherwise itself as well.

As we save the original message, they remain encrypted and can only be opened by the original recipient that has the S/MIME certificate.

Trying to open these messages from the application gives the error;

Your Digital ID name cannot be found by the underlying security system.

Is there a way to remove the S/MIME encryption from a message and save it unencrypted?

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Free/Busy information not available in Meeting Scheduling Assistant

Free/Busy information not available in Meeting Scheduling Assistant

When adding attendees to my meeting invitation, for some of the attendees, their free/busy status shows as “No Information” in the Scheduling Assistant.

Why is this and how can I make Outlook retrieve this information again for this attendee?

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Add a "Contact me on WhatsApp" link to your email signature

Add a "Contact me on WhatsApp" link to your email signature

How do I add a WhatsApp link to my email signature so that people can also message or call me directly on WhatsApp instead of replying by email?

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Enable the Quick Access Toolbar in the New Office for Microsoft 365 (and show it above the Ribbon)

Enable the Quick Access Toolbar in the New Office for Microsoft 365 (and show it above the Ribbon)

I’m using the Office Insider Beta version for Microsoft 365 and just got switched to the new look of Outlook 365.

However, within Outlook, it is no longer showing the Quick Access Toolbar and within Word, it is showing the Quick Access Toolbar below the Ribbon.

How can I reenable the Quick Access Toolbar in the new Outlook for Microsoft 365 and make it show above the Ribbon and within the Title Bar again?

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Customize actions of the New Mail Notification toast

Customize actions of the New Mail Notification toast

When I receive a new email in Outlook, I see the following options in the New Mail notification;

  • Delete
  • Flag
  • Dismiss

Is there any way that I can change these actions?

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Find or change the location of the Offline Address Book (OAB)

Find or change the location of the Offline Address Book (OAB)

The Offline Address Book of my Exchange account doesn’t update anymore in Outlook.

As I also have another Exchange account with a large Address Book, I don’t want to throw away the wrong one.

How can I find the correct location of the oab-files for the account that is having difficulties?

Also, can I change the location of where Outlook stores the oab-files?

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Creating an Outlook Desktop shortcut in Windows 10

Creating an Outlook Desktop shortcut in Windows 10

How do I create a desktop shortcut for Outlook in Windows 10?

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Let users decide their Microsoft 365 Apps (Office 365) Release Channel

Let users decide their Microsoft 365 Apps (Office 365) Release Channel

We have a group of users which prefers to be on the newest release of Office. However, our admins prefer to validate each release (especially with our custom solutions) before they roll it out to all users.

This is why we have chosen for the Semi-Annual Channel and have put this group of users in the Semi-Annual Preview Channel.

Since we rarely find anything major, we’d now like to offer these users with the option to switch to Monthly Enterprise, Current or even Insider releases.

However, they need to be able to switch back to Semi-Annual when they run into issues, preferably without the intervention of an administrator.

How can we achieve this?

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Send/Receive button doesn’t work for Exchange and Outlook.com accounts

Send/Receive button doesn't work for Exchange and Outlook.com accounts

When I press the Send/Receive button on the Quick Access Toolbar in Outlook, the Send/Receive dialog opens and collects emails for my POP3 and IMAP account but it doesn’t show my Outlook.com (Exchange) account.

How can I include the Exchange account as well?

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No dark Reading Pane in Outlook with Black Theme (Sun/Moon button)

No dark Reading Pane in Outlook with Black Theme (Sun/Moon button)

I’m a big fan of many applications offering a Dark Mode and I’ve also switched my Office theme to Black.

This works well but the Reading Pane in Outlook remains white and creates a very bright contrast with the Black theme.

I read that there should be a Sun/Moon option somewhere to toggle the Reading Pane dark too but I can’t seem to find it anywhere.

How do I turn the Reading Pane dark as well with the Black Theme enabled in Outlook?

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