Emails and Events Appear as a Folder With Subject.eml

Events and Messages appearing as a folder with subject.eml. . . .

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New Help Topics available for Entourage 2008

Entourage 2008 Help now includes a feature that updates the Help files via online access. Recently added are ten new and updated topics.

One that I have been asking for since it was left out in Entourage 2004 Help is a description of the symbols used in Entourage. Compare a search using Offline search and Online search for “symbols.”

Several topics are updated for MobileMe. You can view these new topics via Mactopia’s Help and . . .

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Setting the Folder window in Entourage 2008

The folder window is the left most column in Entourage. New in Entourage 2008, your default account will be listed at the top of the window. In previous versions, folders “On My Computer” (for POP accounts) was always on top followed by IMAP and Exchange accounts. If you use an Exchange or IMAP account as your default account, the folders “On My Computer” will drop to the bottom right above Mail Views. Mail Views position . . .

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Add weekdays to dates in Entourage 2008

Once in a while I get an idea from someone posting a question in the Microsoft Entourage newsgroup and wonder how I managed without it. Someone recently asked this question:

In the primary Inbox window, how can I have the dates in the Sent column display the day of the week also (i.e. Tuesday, 6/24/08, 3:00 PM instead of just 6/24/08, 3:00 PM)?

I’ve often needed to scroll back to a message received “just last . . .

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Pros and Cons of using Entourage 2008

Get your feelings off your chest about what you like and don’t like about Entourage. . . .

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Date bug in Entourage 2008 causes birthday information loss

Microsoft Entourage newsgroup poster Jean Frédéric raised this question:

Each time I try to enter a birthday date in the contact, it is rewritten.

Example: when I enter 12/06/1942, it turns to 12/06/39 The range of date concerned goes from 1940 to 1950.

In addition, when it syncs with iSync, there is a conflict between Address Book and Entourage that can only be solved by overwriting the Address Book data with Entourage’s. Both problems made . . .

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Sync Services still causing problems for some users after SP1

Some customers still see problem with Entourage’s Sync Service after upgrading to SP1. For example, they see frequent crashes in Entourage’s sync service and constantly see conflicts for the same set of contacts and events in the sync alert dialog although they have resolved the conflicts previously.

Solution: Reset sync service in Entourage and the sync service in the OS. Until you clean up your data stored in the truth (a special database that stores . . .

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Client Certificate-based Authentication in Entourage 2008

Recently Microsoft released Service Pack 1 (SP1) for Office 2008 for Mac. There are some new features in SP1 for Entourage 2008 users, one of them is ‘Client Certificate-based Authentication’. Be sure to check out Amir Haque’s blog article Client Certificate-based Authentication in Entourage 2008. Amir will walk you thru the setup on server & client sides so that it will be helpful to those who want to use this feature in Entourage.

MacBU reproducing new Exchange and SP1 certificate error

A contact of mine at the Macintosh Business Unit (MacBU) of Microsoft has verified that they have reproduced a problem first seen in the release of SP1 for Office 2008 where a new certificate message may appear at start-up with no apparent means of disabling it.

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This bug is really a new feature in SP1

Shawn, a co-worker in one of our Boston offices, was bitten today not by a bug but rather a new feature in Entourage 2008 SP1 (12.1.0). Every message he was receiving showed his correct E-mail address but the wrong display name. They looked something like this:

instead of this:

At first we thought possibly his Exchange account was incorrectly configured. A quick check of Active Directory showed everything was just fine.

Maybe, someone . . .

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