outlook 2019

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  1. John S

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  2. MrGuvernment

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    It cant find your PST file...

    did you add an account

    Control Panel / Mail . Account setting / does it show a data file?
     
  3. Mazzspeed

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    If you're running the very latest version of Outlook 2019, trying to access account settings is a PITA now.

    As above, Outlook effectively can't find your user profile.
     
  4. John S

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    TYVM. :) Went there and clicked on my accounts and I deleted that entry. No, I didnt add an account but aol customer service did. The are complete idiots though.
     
  5. B00nie

    B00nie [H]ardness Supreme

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    If you get the Office subscription, they're instructed to force you to MS accounts / email even if you had a pre-existing account. Just shows to what lengths the lamers go.
     
  6. MrGuvernment

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    ? Who forces you to use it?
     
  7. auntjemima

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    He doesn't know. These days he's just here to find MS threads and give a generic response about how shitty something is.
     
  8. B00nie

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    I wouldn't touch office with a yard long stick in the first place naturally. But I know for a fact that those who do get screwed by the sales reps. That's why the OP got the profile configured ready for him. And the funny thing is they often mess it up also so the customer ends up with no e-mail until they get it fixed :D

    Great value for money I say.
     
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    it is great value, you start outlook and you enter in your email address, and if you have your auto discover settings right, which any email provider should, it asks for your password and your done, doesnt get much easier than that. And you do not need an MS email or account to sign in to use outlook. Now, you do need an MS account to activate your office, which you bought via your MS account on their website already so moot point?
     
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    That is how it goes in theory. In practise they convince you to switch to using MS servers and you'll have a week of e-mail outage and endless random problems even after that (such as passwords expiring). And if your user is set up as an admin MS sends regular spam 'reports' which I haven't found out how to disable.
     
  11. Domingo

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    I actually like the interface for Outlook. While it's pretty inflexible, I love the sorting and searching functionality. My company recently swapped away from it to GSuite and I'd go back if I could.
     
  12. Kardonxt

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    I'm a bit surprised to hear that honestly. I've had plenty of g suite users migrate to 365 but never exchange users wanting to move to gsuite. Any idea what their reasoning was?
     
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    Acquisition. Our previous parent company was a Microsoft shop while the new owners are Googlers.
     
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    Sure, thats it, don't recall any of that, nor do any of my friends who got O365 Home...and outages? i will beg to differ as MS has almost 5 9's uptime do this day...
     
  15. B00nie

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    Outages caused by lame default settings that make your password expire, read better. The old e-mail worked without flaws and problems started immediately after my business partner made the bad decision to move to O365 against my recommendation.
     
  16. Mazzspeed

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    Thunderbird actually craps on Outlook running Gsuite. Sorting and searching under Thunderbird is better and emails can be tagged and marked under Thunderbird. Furthermore the calendar is better supported by simply adding the Provider for Google calendar plugin. Under Outlook running Gsuite you need separate software to sync the calendar.

    Learn how to tag your emails under Gsuite and set up appropriate rules, you'll find things a lot easier. Get used to the fact that comparatively speaking you essentially have a never ending inbox, no stupid mailbox limitations like Exchange. There's no need to really delete anything, tag it and keep it all for later reference.

    Also, try to take advantage of how Gsuite automatically tags frequently emailed individuals as 'important'. Use Gsuite correctly and it can really add to your workflow.

    The Outlook UI is the most confusing UI considering the users it's aimed at that I've ever seen, I hate it.
     
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    It happened not that long ago. I had customers up in arms over it until I reminded them that I don't use Microsoft cloud products, so it wasn't me that set it up.
     
  18. AltTabbins

    AltTabbins Muh Feelz Got [H]urt Right in the Pussy

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    Just because its up doesn't mean its working. Microsoft gets its 5 9's by lowering their standards for what an outage is. Currently there are 3 bugs with one of them being a huge pain in the butt for the company I work for. Our entire finance department was brought to a crawl because when they search for emails, they can't see who they are from. They can't move emails to shared team folders in outlook so the rest of the team can see them. And the big kicker is that the custom rules they have set up for forwarding emails based on the content is completely broken. For all intents and purposes, their email is broken since all 3 of those are extremely critical in their work. Microsoft claiming 5 9's is a flaming pile of bullshit.

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