Outlook Mobile Team Blog

From the team that brings you Contacts, Email, Text Messaging, Calendar, and Tasks in Windows Mobile. All postings are provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confer no rights.

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About Outlook Mobile Team Blog

This is where you will find information on features in applications owned by the Outlook Mobile team.  We'll talk about Messaging, Contacts, Calender and Tasks.  We'll cover bug workarounds, tips and tricks, information on features and so on. 

If you have a specific question then please click the e-mail link and drop us a line.  Someone will get back to you.  Thanks...

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    Texting a Non-Mobile Number

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    Commenter Jakub Anderwald notes how hard it is to send a text message to a home or work phone. I totally agree. These days many people have more than one mobile number and yet we only have space for one mobile number on our phone. As a result people have...
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    Quick Note: Email Server Search

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    The other day I was on the way to a potluck with some new friends and I was running late (somehow I always underestimate how long cooking really takes). On my way over I remembered that the location had changed earlier that week and I didn’t actually...
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    How to Remove Company Directory Search History List

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    You may have wondered “How do I remove my company directory search history entries?” Well , here’s a nifty trick you can do: From the file explorer, navigate to Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook\ Delete “GalSeachHistory.dat” This will clear...
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    How to Access the Company Directory

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    Did you know that you can search your company directory on your phone?  All you need is a Windows Mobile phone and an Exchange account. How do I get to the company directory? Open Contacts -> Menu -> Company Directory What can I do in the Company...
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    Finding Contacts FAST for Communication

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    Recently I’ve posted a few tips about working with contacts and it has been mostly focused on access from the contacts application or Smartdial.  I thought I should touch briefly on integration of contacts into other areas like messaging and calendar...
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    ActiveSync Tweaks to improve Battery Life

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    If you’re a Windows Mobile user who synchronizes with a corporate or hosted Exchange server using Activesync, you can squeeze out more battery life out of your device by tweaking a few settings.  Below I’ll describe some of the settings you can change...
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    Saving Information to a Contact

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    Creating a new contact from scratch is straight-forward enough both on the desktop and on your phone through the contacts application. But sometimes you have information you want to store before you have the contact itself. You may not have cut-paste...
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    Patch Tuesday: WM 6.1 SMTP fix released!

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    12/1/2008 Update: We've narrowed the patch incompatibility to a certificate mismatch. This means that while the patch is functionally sound, the device won't allow the code contained in the patch to run. We'll be working with the device manufacturer...
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    Using Hotmail with Windows Mobile

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    Today we’re going to talk about using your Hotmail or Windows Live account with Outlook Mobile. What does sync’ing with Windows Live support? Email (Your choice of push email or scheduled sync) Contact sync Uploading photos to your Live...
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    Using Gmail with Outlook Mobile

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    In this post I discuss some of the most common issues that arise when trying to use Gmail on your Windows Mobile phone. IMAP vs. POP There are two 'languages' (or protocols) that the phone can use to communicate with the Gmail servers.  These protocols...
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    Warning: the following contains explicit SSL

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    (or, Messaging: Port Probing Demystified) The "Require SSL" checkbox in the account configuration wizard for POP3/IMAP accounts is an often misunderstood feature.  It's somewhat ironic, then, that the intent of the checkbox is actually...
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    Smartdial: Combining Calls and Contacts

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    In a recent post I talked about the introduction of Smartdial to WM Professional and described a bit of what it does. In a nutshell, it provides you with a filterable list of calls and contacts. But I thought I should say a little bit more about...
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    Windows Mobile Professional: Smartdial

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    Here's another new thing in WM6 that I am particularly fond of - smart dial for WM Professional (Pocket PC). Sure, this is old hat to WM Standard (Smartphone) users, but I like the touch experience and am thrilled to have access to this feature now on...
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    Call History Per Contact

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    In WM6 we did a bit of work to make it easier to track your call history with a particular person. So, in addition to being able to see your entire call history you can now get individual call history from your contact card. This is a feature I'm particularly...
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    WM6 - Messaging

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    I have a few seconds, so figured I'll show off some (not all) Messaging featuers. Some of these features require Exchange12 to work and will not work with previous versions of the Exchange Server. All of these screenshots were taken on HTC Dash running...
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    WM 6.0 is on wikipedia + some new Messaging friendly devices...

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Mobile . I've always been a huge fan of Wikipedia. But really got me excited is the new Moto Q q9 . It looks awesome! Check out the QWERTY keyboard. I've been going around without my laptop for a while. I think...
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    Windows Mobile 6 is here...!!!

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    Drool... After sooo many months of development, it's finally here. Public! We can write about it. We can show it off. Yes!!!!! Over the next few days developers, testers and program managers in the Outlook Mobile team will write about features they...
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    We are back...!

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    Well, at least I am back. I'll start going through questions I received through the blog, but it'll take some time. I'll also start posting again. Thanks for your patience.
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    Some cool devices for the Holidays...

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    First, please accept my apologies for being away for so long. I took some vacation (okay, a lot of vacation days) and training. Rest of the time was spent frantically catching up. I'll be taking nearly all December off, so happy holidays. I figured...
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    Dash...

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    Check out this baby! The new Smartphone from T-Mobile :- It's a wide-screen Smartphone with a Qwerty keyboard that's been getting really good reviews. Check out this at brighthand: http://www.brighthand.com/default.asp?newsID=12467 . Sadly...
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    QnA: Can I save mails on a storage card?

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    Question: I have a T-mobile SDA. There is a limitation of base memory size on the phone. I would like to move my outlook folder to default on the micro SDA card rather than on the main memory of the phone. I sync with my corporate email and I get a error...
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    QnA: "Move"ing messages across accounts

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    Question: Hi Guys: I'm using an Exchange account for my primary email but store items on an entirely different IMAP account [an 11G PST would be no good :) ] Desktop-wise I've got these two accounts set up and can easily move emails back...
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    QnA: Can I sync with multiple Exchange Accounts?

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    Question: Hi there. I am trying to find out if I can configure profiles for outlook mobile to use different exchange servers just like you can on desktop outlook. Is this possible and how would this impact on direct push and syncing. I want to use work...
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    Palm Treo 700-series offer!

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    I am now blogging using Windows Live Writer . Now I can actually blog really quickly without having to use a web-UI. Awesome! That said, Palm has a crazy deal going on. Trade in your Treo 650 and get $125 towards the purchase of any 700 series Palm (get...
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    QnA: Voice tags - where are they stored?

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    Question: Struggling to find the answer to this question. Recently lost my voice tags during a reset (WM5 smartphone). Would like to know where voice tags are stored so I can back up folder. Answer: The stock Windows Mobile does not include a voice tags...
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