Tag Archives: Microsoft Outlook

How to Create a New Outlook Profile

If you follow me on YouTube, you already know I released a video on how to create a new Outlook profile. If you don’t follow me there, here is how to create a new Outlook profile. You can find written instructions below this video. 

Step by Step Directions:

Step One: Go to the Control Panel
Step Two:  Click User Accounts
Step Three: Click Mail (Microsoft Outlook)
Step Four: You are ready to add your profile. Click Add and Type a Profile Name
Step Five: Select your Email Account type (Most times you will want to click on Manual Setup or Additional Server Types unless you have an Office 365 account.)
Now enter your account information and when added Click Finish.
Step Six: If you already have an existing Outlook profile, you will want to select “Always use this profile” and select your new profile from the drop-down menu.
Now open Outlook and it you should be ready to go!

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Outlook 2013 Disappears From Taskbar When Minimized

One of my customers was complaining that Outlook 2013 would disappear when he minimized the program. Here is the “fix” for this if you are experiencing the same thing. This “fix” will also work for Outlook 2016 running on Windows 10.

Step One: Open Outlook.

Step Two: Find the Microsoft Outlook icon in your icon tray. You may need to click the “up” arrow. Outlook Minimized Setting

Step Three: Right-click the Microsoft Outlook icon and uncheck the setting ” Hide When Minimized“. With that setting unchecked your problem will be solved.

If this helped you please leave a comment or share this tip with your friends.

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Source: Microsoft Community 

Setup Gmail Account as POP3 in Outlook 2013

Here is a tutorial on how to setup your Gmail account in Microsoft Office 2013. These instructions will also work for Outlook 2007, 2010, and Outlook Preview 2016.

I created the video below on how to setup your Gmail account as POP3 in Outlook 2013. However, if you would rather follow text instructions you will find them below.

Before we open Outlook lets visit your Gmail account.

Log into your Gmail and go the gear in the right corner and select Settings.Gmail Account Settings

Go to the Forwarding and IMAP/POP setting tab. Enable POP for all mail. Continue reading

Gmail POP Error in Outlook ” Receiving Reported Error (0x800CCC90)”

A customer was receiving this error message in Outlook 2007 the other day.

” Task “[email protected]” – Receiving reported error (0x800CCC90) : ‘Your incoming (POP3) e-mail server has reported an internal error. If you continue to receive this message, contact your server administrator or Internet service provider (ISP). The server responded: * OK Gimap ready for requests from (IP Address).

Gmail POP Error

The customer was using a Gmail address in Outlook. The account was set up as POP3. I wasn’t sure what the fix for this big error code was going to be. It is actually quite simple.


Step One:  Open Outlook and go File > Account Settings

Step Two: Click the email account you are having trouble with and select Change.

Step Three: Go to the More Settings button. Continue reading

Copy Outlook 2007 AutoComplete File to Another Computer or Outlook Profile

After creating a new Outlook profile in 2007 or 2010 you will notice your autocomplete file will be missing. If you are like me, that autocomplete file is so handy for those email addresses you forgot to save in your address book. Here are the steps to recover your autocomplete file (.NK2 file) !

Step One: Make sure Outlook is closed. Find what the name of the new profile is. Go to Control Panel > User Accounts > Mail > Show Profiles. You will see a list of the Outlook profiles. Make note of the profile you are using.

Step Two: Outlook stores your autocomplete email address in a cache called a .NK2 file. Locations different slightly on where the .NK2 file is stored but you will find the file under one of these paths. Go to Drive C: on your computer and browse to C:\Users\ <username>\appdata\Roaming\Microsoft\Outlook or C:\Users\ <username>\appdata\Local\Microsoft\Outlook.

.NK2 File

Step Three: You should see two .NK2 files. One for your old Outlook profile and one for your new Outlook 2007 or 2010 profile.

Step Four: Cut your new Outlook profile’s autocomplete file and paste it on your desktop. Make note of the name of the autocomplete file.

Step Five: Go back to your old Outlook profile’s autocomplete file and right-click on it. Select rename and rename the old autocomplete file to the name of the new autocomplete file.

Step Six: Open Outlook and create a new email. You should see all your autocomplete addresses populating!

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