BodyAsHTML Regular Expression Rules in Contextual Office Add-ins for Outlook No ratings yet.

Introduction Outlook allows modern add-ins to be activated in contextual mode, meaning instead of showing a Taskbar or executing a function, they can be activated if a certain condition is evaluated as true within the body of an item. This…

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Outlook’s slow add-ins resiliency logic and how to always enable slow add-ins 5/5 (6)

Overview This post explains how to deploy registry settings that would force Outlook to always load a specific add-in. The information in this post only applies to slow (VSTO) add-ins in Outlook 2013 or higher.  If Outlook disables your add-in…

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Configuring and managing Outlook’s Autocomplete Cache No ratings yet.

Overview Outlook cannot be configured for selective (criteria based) caching of entries in the autocomplete stream. In addition, individual entries cannot be removed by standard programmatic means. Individual entries can be removed manually using the Outlook client. More information The…

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Certain Unicode characters are replaced with question marks for text properties set using UserProperties.Add No ratings yet.

SYMPTOMS When trying to retrieve text UserProperty values via the Outlook Object Model from signed or encrypted messages, if the values contain extended Unicode characters, you will notice that certain characters are replaced by the question mark “?” symbol. For…

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MAPI: Automatically reset search folders in user’s mailbox (see KB 3056652) No ratings yet.

There is a known issue, described in KB 3056652, whereby search folders may be inactive after a mailbox move from Exchange 2013 to Exchange 2010 (this can also affect moves from Office 365 to Exchange 2010).  The KB describes how…

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MAPI Utility to add Ldap Address Books to existing Outlook profiles 5/5 (1)

Important The sample in this blog post is superseeded by https://github.com/andreighita/MAPIToolkit. Please use MAPIToolkit instead. I’ve had quite a few requests recently for a tool that can configure Ldap (Internet) Address Books in existing Outlook profiles. Since I don’t know…

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