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3/30/14

Outlook Messages Not Going to Sent Bin

I ran into a situation where my MS Outlook emails were not being sent and I was noticing that even after sent it, they were not appearing in the sent bin. If your outgoing emails are not going to sent bin and recipients are not receiving be sure to check your OUTBOX folder. The outbox folder link can be found along the left side of your Outlook screen in the same place where you can link to / open your trash, inbox, etc. etc.


Unfortunately,  I do not have a quick and easy way to fix this issue permanently (though it does seem to have gone away with what I wound up doing).  This doesn't seem to be something that I am able to trouble shoot on MS Outlook .  Seems to be a bug.   

That said, I was able to resolve the problem of Outlook messages not going to the sent bin. It is not a fancy answer and an infant could probably do it.  Remember how we all try the reboot to fix something.  All I did was reboot the entire computer (shut down and start back up)  and slowly (say over the course of several minutes after reboot) by outbox emails slowly de populated and went to the sent bin and were received .





3/22/14

Create Outlook Email Template For Repeat Saved Form Mail



Hi!  So you want to create a an Outlook email template where the same words / text stay the same every time your open it up.  These templates, aka form emails are easy to do but I admit Outlook isn't quite intuitive to use if you are a first time user like I was (we migrated from Lotus Notes to Outlook 2010 so I too had a lot to learn).

This works best for MS Outlook 2010 but likely works for other versions as well.

2/22/14

Set and Enable Vacation Out of Office Away Message On Outlook

So we switched from Lotus Notes to Outlook and I just so happened to be going on vacation that afternoon.  How do I set up and enable my away message on Outlook telling people I will be out of my office and away from the computer?  It is easy to set up an activate your away message on Outlook, though I found it much different than Lotus.

This works on Outlook 2010 and probably other versions as well. The only thing I am not sure of is if this works on home versions on Outlook or only on business / commercial versions. Keep reading though to find out.

2/5/14

Change or Make Unread Outlook Email Messages a New Color Like Red

OK, so you are using Microsoft Outlook for your email program
and you noticed that the difference between your read and unread emails is some bland light black and a bold black.  Why not make the unread emails change to a different color like read or blue or green or any color you like?

Adding color or giving unread outlook emails a new color is pretty s easy to do.  Let's look at how to change that color:

Step 1

Presuming you have Outlook open and you are looking at your inbox (but you could also be in draft, sent items, etc) click on the VIEW tab at the top of the screen.

Step 2 

Then just to the left, a little bit down from the view tab you’ll see Change View, View Settings and Reset view.  Click on the one in the middle VIEW SETTINGS”

Step 3

“Advanced View Settings” window appears. Click on the CONDITIONAL FORMATTING button.

Step 4

Make sure that UNREAD MESSAGES is checked (actually I left them all checked but in the least make sure UNREAD MESSAGES is checked)

Step 5

Then click on the FONT button in that same little window.

Step 6 

Then choose your color  (you can also change font size etc as well )

Click OK  (believe it or not I actually forgot to do this : -) .. Now you are all set.  I hope this helped you to Change or Make Unread Outlook Email Messages a New Color Like Red

Another Helpful Post .... Do You find that your emails instantly turn from bold to light black as though they are 'read' on Outlook (2010 or similar versions)?  I wrote a post on how to keep Outlook from turning emails to 'read' without opening. Check it out

1/30/14

Angelo Cataldi 94 WIP Fails To Grill Christie on Superbowl Parking

Angelo Cataldi 94 WIP Fails To Grill Christie on Superbowl Parking....

 Kind of a sad that Angelo Cataldi,  sports DJ for 94 WIP , who enjoys complaining about everything never once asked what the New Jersey Governor Chris Christie could have done to prevent the transportation fiasco for people going to the Super Bowl this year.

I would have loved it if he got into this with the Governor as to why people can not travel privately to the Super Bowl.  More is written here on the topic of not being allowed to drive to Super Bowl

I get it, believe me.  Angelo Cataldi is all roar and no bite.  Most of his rants are done in fun and aren't meant to be particularly malicious, but, a more direct interview with Christie on why he hadn't combated the National Football League more on this would have made things more interesting. There are far too many restrictions on how people can get to the 2014 Super Bowl in NJ

After all, it wasn't as if I thought he would be interrogating the NJ governor on Bridgegate.... it's just a game Ang, c'mon, hit 'em on this. Challenge, question, prob, even just ask would have been nice.



1/29/14

Add Email Signature Outlook 2010

So you are working on Outlook and you want to set up your emails
so that your signature ( ie your name, job title etc ) automatically appears every time. This post shows you in a quick and easy way how to add your email signature so that your name, phone number, etc. appears on every email you send automatically.

1/21/14

Stop Loss of Service Verizon Wireless Voice Sound

OK, you have Verizon wireless cell phone service and you are loving (or not loving :  -) your smartphone which is able to speak to you, give you voice reminders and otherwise croon you via an audible voice that emits from the phone.