Only an overworked employee in a workplace would truly appreciate the various features that Outlook provides. From calendars to task managers to providing you the ability to collaborate with various co-workers, Outlook cuts through all the essential grunt work and lets you focus on what is required. As much as people appreciate Outlook, the slightest hint of Outlook problems causes them to revert back their opinions and blame fingers on Microsoft.
While problems with the Exchange server are direct faults of Microsoft themselves, a majority of Outlook problems are due to some faulty actions by the users themselves. Apart from the bugs that are inherent in the software, some design issues have users sitting back and scratching their heads wondering why the designers would create such a design in the first place! One example design fault is inherent to the Outlook program accessing emails by the IMAP protocol. Although the protocol is powerful, it has few quirks that constantly irk us.
One such quirk is that emails that you have deleted by moving to the Trash folder or pressing Delete do not disappear. They are “Marked for deletion” but still visible until you purge the entire folder! Why display something we specifically stated we do not want? No idea! Fortunately, there is an option in Outlook using which you can hide the deleted emails until you purge the entire folder. Here’s how you do it.
Although not inherently one of the Outlook problems, this useful workaround gets rid of the supposedly “deleted” messages.Read more »
If you are using the AVG security suite, or any antivirus protection option, which is a part of it, chances are, you have heard of the AVG toolbar. The software itself is useful for the most part, mainly when dealing with existing and potential malware threats. However, a few people find appreciable use for the toolbar side of it, which is mostly like all the other toolbars you will find on the internet.
When you get right down to it, AVG toolbar does not do much more than take up space on your browser screen. If you get it in there as part of a separate software installation, you can do the following to remove AVG toolbar temporarily or permanently. The antivirus stays in your computer even if you disable or remove the toolbar extension, and this can be done from inside your browser.
To disable the toolbar temporarily
To permanently remove AVG toolbar
As you would during the temporary disabling, go to the View or Tools drop-down, and navigate to the Toolbars option. Follow the same procedure and choose the AVG Security Toolbar option, and hit the Disable button when you see it. This will be in a separate dialog box for IE users.
Make sure that when you remove AVG Toolbar that you do not mess up with any other extension that you can find use for later. Search for a tutorial on YouTube if you get confused, or call our support team and we will guide you through the task.Read more »
Gmail is ordinarily a webmail service that is available for use with any web browser of your choice. However, Gmail is also an extremely powerful and flexible email service that is capable of running on an email client program of your choice, using an IMAP account. Moreover, unlike Yahoo which charges for the same feature, Google enables this feature for free.
This feature is extremely useful if you have to run your Gmail account in parallel to your work email. Instead of switching between two different platforms, you can receive the emails in the same platform. Moreover, the IMAP account offers much more than newly added emails for download. Using this service, you can access all your old messages that are sorted according to the Gmail labels. Moreover, these Gmail labels can be sorted into specific folders.
Google truly outdid itself with the IMAP account feature by bringing in true synchronization that enables all changes, whether it is archiving a file or creating a new email draft, to instantly reflect in all other email programs, including your smartphone. Here’s how Outlook email setup for Gmail is done.
Access Gmail in Outlook Using IMAP
If you have followed the steps written above and furnished all the right information, you will be able to setup your Gmail account in Outlook without any hassles. As you can see, Outlook email setup for Gmail access is extremely easy.Read more »
AVG is considered as one of the best antivirus programs in the world. When you download and install AVG antivirus program, most probably, you would install its browser toolbar that comes along with it.
The toolbar helps you to identify if a website is dangerous to visit and if it has proper certification. This helps you to avoid fraudulent and dangerous websites and in turn avoid viruses infecting your computer. However, there is a drawback for AVG toolbar. Once you install it on your computer, it will start making your internet browser run slow. This could be very much annoying for the user and many of you might be searching for steps to remove AVG toolbar.
Even though you may avoid the installation of this toolbar while setting up AVG antivirus, most people do not notice the option for toolbar and go with the installation. Therefore, in this post, we will take you through the steps to uninstall this toolbar from your computer.
The above steps will uninstall the program from the computer and you will not be able to use it in the future. However, you may also disable it from the Internet Explorer browser. The advantage of this technique is that you may enable it when you require. Let us find out how to disable it below.
With these steps, you can disable the toolbar from the browser. We hope that the above steps have helped you to remove AVG toolbar from the computer. For further help, you may contact our technical support team.Read more »
One of the most common errors while using the Outlook 2000/2002 program is that the program does not open when the user clicks on the desktop icon of the program, or the program may take a long time to open. Other issues with the program include Microsoft Error reports, Out of Memory errors, and other oddities. Fortunately, there is a simple fix that works almost all the time. Usually, the issue can be traced to a corrupted OUTCMD.DAT file in the Outlook program. Outcmd.dat file stores any custom changes that the users make to the toolbar buttons. If the issue is resolved after the user renames this file, the user will have to make the custom toolbar changes again.
This file seems like a minor one as it is supposed to only monitor the changes to the toolbars, however with the amount of adware and spyware that add toolbars, changes toolbars etc, it is very much understandable that this file can get corrupted quite easily and make the Outlook program to not load successfully. To remove the OUTCMD>DAT file, you just have to search your PC for the file and then delete it. When the Outlook program is opened again, it will create the file again.
These are the simple and easy to follow steps to get rid of the Outlook not opening error. You may follow these steps carefully so that you do not encounter any Outlook problems. If you wish to know more on these steps, you can contact the Outlook help and support team. They will be able to help you get rid of the error without encountering any Outlook problems. You can also refer to the Outlook help modules that are posted in the official Microsoft website to know more on the steps to get rid of the Outlook not opening error.Read more »