Category Archives: Outlook 2003

Microsoft Office Outlook 2003

Use Outlook Activities to keep track of contact communications

Note: Outlook Activities only available for Outlook 2003 and Outlook 2007 but not for Outlook Express.

Ever wonder if you sent that all important email to a client but couldn’t remember exactly when you sent it. The natural action would be to fire up a search in Outlook, wait for the search to return the results and then analyse search results.

There is much quicker method to track your communications with your clients using Outlook Activities.

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How to set Outlook to auto resolve from the GAL before the Outlook Address Book

Set Outlook Address Book order when used in a Microsoft Exchange environment

Before posting How to force Outlook to auto resolve a name from the GAL I should’ve covered how to set the address book order Outlook looks at when auto resolving a name entered in the To: field.

Outlook can auto resolve a name in the To: field using the following address books:

  1. Global Address List (GAL) – when Outlook is used in a Microsoft Exchange environment
  2. Outlook Address Book

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How to force Outlook to auto resolve a name from the GAL

From my post Lotus Notes Type-ahead vs Outlook Auto name checking I covered how Outlook auto resolved names from the GAL and Outlook Address Book (OAB).

I mentioned in the post that Outlook automatically resolved the name entered in the To: field by querying the GAL. However compared to Lotus Notes Type-ahead this auto resolve process didn’t happen instantly. There’s a delay of several seconds with Outlook querying the GAL and returning a matching recepient email address obtained from the Global Address List (for internal recepients or contacts in the GAL).

If you want to force Outlook to auto resolve a name instantly from the GAL simply type in the name on the To: field of the message you’re composing and press Ctrl + K.

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Lotus Notes to Microsoft Exchange Migration: Lotus Notes Document Link Creator for Outlook

How to send Lotus Notes document links from Outlook – Part II The Automation Process

As I promised in the post Lotus Notes to Microsoft Exchange Migration: How to send Notes document links from Outlook – Part I I would document automating the steps of creating Notes document links to send from Outlook.

Overview – Sending a database link from Lotus Notes

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