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    Retention periods and Deleted Items

    Oh right, it is in Outlook.com, but I use Outlook desktop most of the time. So (sigh) that's another voting item: Allow searching from the "Recover Deleted Items" menu within Outlook 2016. Having to manually sort through days and days of emails by sortin And someone also made one about the...
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    Retention periods and Deleted Items

    It's more than that: it's also roughly the last time Outlook moved messages into Recovery. It moved a bunch over for me this morning, about two weeks after the last big batch, and all the remaining items in Deleted Items received an updated Modified date of about a half hour later. As it stands...
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    Retention periods and Deleted Items

    Yes, I use Outlook desktop. That Modified field is an interesting one, since it initially hews closely to Received, but at a certain point diverges considerably. As an example, a whole slew of them are 9/12, which not coincidentally is the date I mentioned above as being the "Deleted On" date in...
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    Retention periods and Deleted Items

    MS is mute about what the retention period for Deleted Items is. They don't actually say what it is in any support document that I've found. New to using Outlook against Outlook.com in Exchange mode (as opposed to POP3, where there is no retention period) for the last month, I'm actually paying...
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    What's supposed to appear when just clicking into the search field?

    So, my 3 finally changed, but they update so infrequently (the latest 3 that have been showing for days aren't even among my last 10 searches) that I'd rather not have any list appear at all.
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    What's supposed to appear when just clicking into the search field?

    According to RegistryChangesView, nothing is written to in any Office area when I click into the box, which makes sense in my case since they're static. For the area you mentioned, connecting to Office.com instead of 365, most of mine look like this, and they don't change...
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    What's supposed to appear when just clicking into the search field?

    So, I guess seeing 3 might be correct, if it's 3 per account (in both cases there was one account here). But even in your case it sounds like you're not seeing the most recent searches, but at least you see it changing. Seeing the same things all the time must be some sort of issue, which I...
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    What's supposed to appear when just clicking into the search field?

    Either your last X number of searches or maybe your X most frequently searched? If I click into the search field, what I see drop down in the current Outlook 365 is a list of three past searches, neither the most recent nor the most frequent. And they never seem to change. So I went back to a...
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    PST->Outlook.com (Import vs Drag-n-Drop methods

    Thanks. Looks like I'm back up and running, give or take some conditional formatting fun and some small things. Anecdotally, it seems like both actions are doing the same thing ultimately, but maybe the import is a little more robust somehow (plus, it's more versatile with that option about...
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    PST->Outlook.com (Import vs Drag-n-Drop methods

    Diane, I was all but sure you had an article about this, but I can't find it now. What is the current best practice for getting a single <1GB .PST (including Mail, Calendar, Contacts, Tasks, Notes) into Outlook.com? I've always used drag-n-drop when switching between PSTs, and I think there...
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    Outlook and the Windows 10 notification center

    Start menu: Settings/System/Notifications Scroll down to Outlook, then click on that word. What's highlighted below can be toggled off to restore the old behavior. Mystery: When this feature started acting differently several months ago, did MS simply silently change that setting to On? Or is...
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    Outlook and the Windows 10 notification center

    OK, but in this case, it broke in multiple versions of Windows at the same time (or really close): 1709 and 1803 (the latter still being in test). That's pretty weird, since they're on separate tracks. This does get weirder though. In the Feedback Hub, I found someone reporting this about...
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    Outlook and the Windows 10 notification center

    Outlook support wrote back: "We have received similar reports of this issue which is being investigated by our Windows team. To help with the investigation, please report this issue using the Windows Feedback Hub." So...an issue that appears in 16299 as well (as opposed to just in the...
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    Outlook and the Windows 10 notification center

    Yes, I have to think it's a bug, too. It does continue with the latest versions of both things. I did learn that the 21 (or thereabouts) count is actually normal and by design for the total number of notifications (of any kind) accruing, but I don't really care about that and it's really a...
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    Outlook and the Windows 10 notification center

    Something has changed this year between Outlook 2016 (C2R builds only, probably) and the way notifications accrue in the notification center down on the lower-right part of the screen (not to be confused with "toast," which is working as expected). It seems that Outlook messages stack up in...
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    Stopping Outlook from restarting

    This is a minor curiosity, but I've been unable to find if there's a setting (even Registry) that will leave Outlook closed after a crash, rather than Outlook immediately relaunching itself. Thanks
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    Outlook 2016 Outlook loads when the computer boots

    This subject came up in the newsletter: Outlook has recently started opening when the computer boots. I looked in the startup menu and task manager and Outlook is not listed anywhere. I don't want it to automatically open. How do I stop it? I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but this is the...
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    Outlook 2016 When rules lose track of "specified folder"

    Junk is empty, and Deleted Items just has the last two months worth. I could empty it but I do like to keep those recent messages. I compact regularly. The only 3rd-party add-in I have is Pocketknife (which I can disable if you think it wise). All the others are inactive or disabled except for...
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    Outlook 2016 When rules lose track of "specified folder"

    It's always in the same spot and isn't shared. Not sure it could tie in, but I've run scanpst against the pst, and whatever "internal errors" it finds it doesn't correct no matter how many times it's run (though it does cruelly say "Repair complete" each time). This predates the problem...
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    Outlook 2016 When rules lose track of "specified folder"

    Yes, it's PST. It has the feel of a bug, but with PSTs and Outlook, it's hard to say.
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