Need Password but no login screen shown in Outlook

Need Password but no login screen shown in Outlook

One of my accounts in Outlook went from “Trying to connect” to “Need Password” in the Status Bar.

However, pressing on the “Need Password” icon doesn’t bring up the dialog to enter my username and password. The dialog isn’t hidden behind Outlook either, although sometimes it looks like it opens and closes really fast again.

No dialog comes up either when clicking on the "Type Exchange Password & Connect" button nor when the Notification comes up that Outlook needs your password.

How do I get myself in a Connected state again?

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Find and open the installation folder of New Outlook (olk.exe)

Find and open the installation folder of New Outlook (olk.exe)

I just installed New Outlook on my computer and wondered where exactly it got installed.

I don’t see it in the Office installation folder (where outlook.exe is as well), nor anywhere else in Program Files. The shortcut doesn’t reveal anything either.

How can I determine where New Outlook is installed and open the installation folder?

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Unreliable meeting response counts and accepted/declined tracking

Unreliable meeting response counts and accepted/declined tracking

We regularly send out meeting invitations to large groups.

To help us with planning the meeting, we keep track of how many people have accepted or declined already. We do this by looking at the counter provided at the top of the meeting item.

Unfortunately, these numbers often seem to be way off when compared to the actual responses given.

Why does this happen and how can we make the meeting response tracking more reliable?

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Emails to Microsoft 365 Groups in Outlook syncs only 1 year

Emails to Microsoft 365 Groups in Outlook syncs only 1 year

We’re using Microsoft 365 Groups instead of Distribution Lists so that a history of these emails are kept in Groups in Outlook as well.

However, I noticed that Groups in Outlook only shows only up to 1 year of emails. When I look at the Microsoft 365 Group in Outlook on the Web, all the emails are shown.

I’ve set Outlook to sync all my emails but it still only shows up to 1 year for Groups. Performing a search doesn’t return any items which are available online either.

How can I configure Outlook to sync all emails from the Microsoft 365 Groups?

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4 Methods to save Outlook Search Queries for reuse

4 Methods to save Outlook Search Queries for reuse

For my job, I regularly need to do the same or very similar search queries in Outlook.

Some queries are a bit more complex so redoing them each time is a bit cumbersome.

Is there a way to save my Search queries so I can reuse them later rather than needing to redo them each time?

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Saving emails as eml or msg-file in the New Outlook or OWA

Saving emails as eml or msg-file in the New Outlook or OWA

I regularly save individual emails as msg-file from Outlook into a folder on my computer to more conveniently group it with other related documents.

Now that I’ve switched to the New Outlook, I seem not be able to do that anymore. There is no File command anymore either. This is where the option used to be in Classic Outlook.

Can I no longer save individual emails as msg-files anymore in the New Outlook?

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Remove “External” tag from Outlook Message List

Remove “External” tag from Outlook Message List

I see an “External” tag in front of the From field for pretty much all of my messages in the Message List.

How can I remove it?

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Blocking spam emails with hidden or missing From address

Blocking spam emails with hidden or missing From address

Recently, I’m getting more an more spam in my Inbox with no email address.

The From field only shows a name but no email address. Also, when I hover over the name or right click on it, it doesn’t open a Contact Card with more info.

Right clicking on the message in the message list doesn’t allow me to block it either.

How can I block this new type of spam?

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Folder sorting order in Shared Mailbox changes back randomly

Folder sorting order in Shared Mailbox changes back randomly

We’ve got several subfolders for the Inbox in a Shared Mailbox which we want to sort in such a way that the most frequently folders are at the top. The rest can remain ordered alphabetically.

We have no issues changing the sorting order at first. However, the sorting order seems to randomly get reset again and the folders end up in their original location.

We’ve tried renaming the folders with special prefixes as well, but that ended up in an even bigger mess.

Is there really no way to manually sort the folders of a Shared Mailbox and make them stay in their location?

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How to install and run the New Outlook and Classic Outlook side by side

How to install and run the New Outlook and Classic Outlook side by side

Now that the New Outlook is available in the various Office Channels and also is replacing Windows Mail and Calendar soon, I really want to try it out but don’t want to use it as my daily driver just yet.

Is there any way that I can install and run the New Outlook and the current Outlook at the same time?

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