Basics: Folders On My Computer

With the new unified Inbox option in Outlook that groups your Inboxes, Drafts, Deleted Items and Junk folders, some users are confused over mail that is downloaded to their computer or mail that is on the server. More info on the unified Inbox.

What are folders “On My Computer”?

Messages that are in folders under “On My Computer” are stored on your computer. Exchange users often archive messages from their Exchange account to “On My . . .

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Sync FAQs for Outlook 2011

[Jun 12, 2015 Since this article was written, Sync Services have been depreciated. The following info would only be useful if you are running an older version of OS X. Outlook will only sync via Exchange. There is no sync for local contacts and calendars. Office 2016 Preview does not offer sync to CalDAV and CardDAV needed to sync to Apple’s iCloud or Google Contacts and Calendars.]

Sync Services continues to be a hot topic . . .

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Export Options

FAQs Does Outlook for Mac export .pst files? Does Outlook for Mac export .mbox files? What files can be exported in Outlook for Mac? How do I export a group so I can import into Excel? How do I get my data out of Outlook so I can move to another email client? How do I export my data out of Outlook to archive in a new Identity?

1) Does Outlook for Mac export .pst . . .

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Sync FAQs

Sync Services is a central database on your Macintosh computer that keeps track of applications and devices that share information. You can use Sync Services to synchronize your Outlook contacts with other applications, such as the Apple Address Book and MobileMe.

If you have an Exchange account, you do not use the Sync Services central database. You are syncing to the data on the Exchange server. For this reason, you’ll have fewer issues with sync . . .

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Calendar syncing in Outlook

[Jun 12, 2015 Since this article was written, Sync Services have been depreciated further. Outlook 2011 will only sync via Exchange. There is no sync for local contacts and calendars. Office 2016 Preview does not offer sync to CalDAV and CardDAV needed to sync to Apple’s iCloud or Google Contacts and Calendars.]

 

Based on 500+ searches today for calendar syncing, I thought I should publish the most current info on Sync Services. Currently, there . . .

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Create individual files for contacts and events

Have you ever wanted to create a file with all of your contacts as .vcf files, or your calendar events as .ics files to share or as a simple, non-automatic back-up? Here is an easy way to accomplish this task. . . .

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Cleaning up duplicated events

(reposting a post from Cortig.net)

Jolly Roger posted a very useful script on microsoft.public.mac.office.entourage. The script finds and deletes duplicated events in the calendar (not discriminating what calendar they are from).You can install this script in your Entourage Script folder. Download

You can find delete duplicate scripts for messages, events and contacts here: Delete Duplicates Page

[Note added: Use iCal Dupe Deleter. It’s much faster! Make sure Sync Services is enabled while you run iCal . . .

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