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Posts Tagged ‘outlook.com’



Sherry from US (currently South Korea) writes: I use outlook.com (NOT Microsoft outlook) for my email. How can I set outlook.com as my default email client? If I forget and click on an email address in a document or on a webpage, Microsoft Outlook opens – and I don’t want to use it. Continue reading

DH from US writes: Comment on Outlook oddity: I opened an Outlook email account months ago. I could sign in without problem for the first couple of weeks, but since then, I’ve been blocked out. Out of curiosity, I try to sign in once every few weeks, and ALWAYS get, “You’ve tried to sign in too many times with an incorrect email address or password” on my first try. That doesn’t make sense. Continue reading

Taffy from NSW. Australia writes: Why weren’t we told that all Outlook.com emails would be stored on Microsoft computers????? My emails were stopped until I logged into Outlook.com. I felt that this was illegal & therefore I contacted my provider who help me change back. It was only then that I received my emails from 4 days prior! Was this Legal? Continue reading

Ernie from Walter writes: What is the proper procedure for moving items to my folders under OUTLOOK.COM? Since the switch from HOTMAIL I can always move the first item I try. Subsiquent attempte do not work. Clicking on the MOVE TO function do not provide a list of my folders to select from. Things just sit there as if I had not selected the option. Answer: Ernie, moving e-mails into folders should be a fairly simple process in Outlook.com. Continue reading

Erna from Kentucky writes: Do I have to change my email address on Hotmail to Outlook.com? A lot of people are not happy with the changeover from Hotmail to Outlook.com. There is one bright spot for Hotmail users… Continue reading

No Spell Check In Outlook.com

Saturday, June 1st, 2013

C E from Mobile AL writes: There was a red line under misspelled words in Hotmail, now Outlook does not underline misspelled words, I get a message that says I have misspelled words, but they do not underline them to let me know what the words are. The issue could be with browser you are using to view Outlook. Continue reading

Steve from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma writes: I still haven’t figured out an easy way to post pictures in the text of Outlook e-mails. I don’t want to make them attachments. Is that possible? Steve, not only is it possible, it’s pretty easy. Here’s how: Continue reading

Carol from Wakefield, MA writes: I have Windows 7 Home Premium and I use Outlook now as it was changed from Hotmail awhile back. I keep reading different instructions to do different things and they usually start with … Click on FILE .. That’s where I am lost! There is no tool bar for Outlook.com that I have ever seen. Consequently, I do not have the word FILE in Outlook.com. I guess my question would be..why don’t I have it? Continue reading

Lucille from Ky writes: Have trouble getting my Outlook.com address book. I mean the whole thing. When I want to forward something, it just shows a few. I’ve had quite a few questions about getting to your full Outlook.com address book. Here’s how to do it. Continue reading

Adjusting Reading Pane In Outlook.com

Saturday, May 18th, 2013

Bob from Canada writes: I don’t like the layout of Outlook.com. The left has the inbox,sent,deleted etc., but the right side also has a dashboard leaving the actual email reading pane small and in the middle. is there a way of getting rid of the dashboard on the right side or collapsing it? Thank you. Continue reading

Can You IM From Outlook.com?

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

Debbie from Kansas writes: Will you still be able to use a chat program right from the email in Outlook.com as you could before? It was great to have live chat and also be able to post IMs from email. Is that still available? It sure is Debbie, here’s how it works. Continue reading

Grace from Fairfax, VA writes: I just opened an Outlook internet account, and I’m trying to import my Gmail into it. I am having a really difficult time doing it. Grace, the process can be a little complicated, so let me walk you through it. Continue reading

I’ve received a number of questions about how to forward in Outlook.com. Many who were migrated to Outlook from Hotmail, find the new layout confusing. Here’s how to forward. Continue reading

Microsoft has completed switching Hotmail accounts to Outlook.com. The switch involved 300 million active Hotmail accounts and migrating 150 petabytes of e-mail in 6 weeks. Not all users have been happy with the switch and Microsoft acknowledged the complaints in a blog post, but insisted that once users become familiar with Outlook.com, they will love it. Continue reading

Ungrouping Messages In Outlook.com

Sunday, April 21st, 2013

Enid writes: Steve, you sent out advice for ungrouping messages for Gmail, but I do both and cant find the change for Hotmail/Outlook. I hate this bunching as it winds up sending messages to people who’ve previously been copied as one continues in conversation and THAT’S A REAL PROBLEM if you say something in error. Thanks. Hello Enid, I’m glad you asked the question, as I have a new Outlook.com account and I am no fan of grouping. So walk through it with me while we fix my account. Continue reading

Is Outlook Affecting My Flash Player?

Thursday, March 14th, 2013

Questions: I had Hotmail and they Switched me to Outlook and I have had nothing but trouble since. I have tried to download Flash Player I don’t know how many times and when I am through downloading it will tell me it is installed, but most every video I play will come up and say I need Flash Player. I am about ready to take Outlook out and throw it away. I take surveys and they say I can’t take the surveys because I don’t have Flash Player. What Can I do? Thanks. Continue reading

So Long Hotmail, Hello Outlook.com

Monday, February 25th, 2013

Microsoft announced that Tuesday that the new Outlook.com was live, and that all Hotmail accounts would be instantly changed over to Outlook.com accounts. They’re calling it “upgraded,” saying that Outlook.com will deliver “a beautiful, fresh and intuitive experience.” Continue reading

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