Eric’s Big List Of Outlook Links

As a follow-up to my wildly popular list of SharePoint Links, here are my collection of resources for Outlook and Exchange.  The real meat in the list is geared towards development, but there should be something for everybody.

If you want to download the exported favorites for import into Internet Explorer, you can download it here.

Enjoy!


_Major Sites

CDOLive Outlook Exchange Outlook Forum — Free MS Outlook Help — Outlook Express Help Outlook Tips OutlookCode.Com Slipstick Woody’s Outlook Lounge

Development

MSDN Outlook Developer Center Office Developer Center Outlook

 

Automatic Message Processing

MSDN – Beyond the Rules Wizard Slipstick – Automatic Messaging Processing Tools 

KB

A Visual Basic-Based Active Messaging Inbox Agent OL Overview of Programming with Rules OL2000 How to Create a Custom Rule Using Visual Basic for Applications OL2002 How to Create a Script for the Rules Wizard

CDO and MAPI

CDO Frequently Asked Questions CDOLive – CDO Versions CDOLive – Digging deeper into CDO, Tips and Tricks CDOLive.com Forums Compatibility Matrix CDO MAPI MAPI in Outlook-Exchange Development OutlookCode – Using Collaboration Data Objects (CDO) in Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Exchange Programming 

Extended MAPI

Extended MAPI with C# MAPI example code for getting folders and messages MAPI Properties Named Properties

 

KB

HOWTO Access SMTP Headers of a Message Using CDO (1.x) (194870) HOWTO Accessing Message Properties Not Exposed by Active Messaging HOWTO Get Windows NT DOMAINUserName of Exchange Mailbox Using CDO-VB (244670) INFO Differences Between CDO, Simple MAPI, and Extended MAPI INFO MAPI and CDO Are Not Supported in Outlook IMO Mode INFO MAPI Is the Only Way to Programmatically Change Profiles Where to acquire the CDO Libraries (all versions) (171440)

MSDN

CDO 1.2.1 CDO 1.21 Reference CDO for Exchange 2000 Server Objects CDO for Exchange 2000 Server Collaboration Data Objects Introduction to MAPI Programming MAPI Property Tags Microsoft Exchange Property Tags Selecting a MAPI Client Interface

COM Add-Ins

Chapter 11 (VB Programmer’s Guide) – Add-ins, Templates, Wizards, and Libraries IvaSoft – SetFrom COM Add-in OutlookCode – Developing COM Add-ins for Microsoft Outlook Professional Outlook 2000 Programming – Chapter 7 Using Micro Eye AddInMon in an Outlook COM Add-in VeriTest – Office Add-In Requirements 

KB

Important Security Notes for Microsoft Outlook COM Add-In Developers Information about designing Office XP add-ins and Office 2003 add-ins by using the .NET Framework (840585) OL2002 How to Create a COM Add-in for Outlook OL2002 How to Create Trusted Outlook COM Add-Ins

 

MSDN

Important Security Notes for Microsoft Outlook COM Add-In Developers Secure Deployment of Managed COM Add-Ins in Office XP

Command Bars

Built-In Outlook 2000 Icon ID Map Command ID overview Outlook 2003 CommandBars Browser v1.1.0 OutlookCode – Fun with Outlook CommandBars 

MSDN

MSDN – Best Practices When Developing Command Bars for the Microsoft Office System MSDN – Custom Button Faces in a Managed Code Add-in for the Microsoft Office System MSDN – Listing Button Faces in the Command Bar for the Microsoft Office System MSDN – More Programming with Microsoft Office Command Bars MSDN – Programming Microsoft Office Command Bars

DOT NET

Programming Microsoft Outlook with Visual Studio .NET The Code Project – .NET Connector for Microsoft Outlook – C# Programming WebDAV .NET for Exchange 1.0 

KB

How To Build an Office COM Add-in by Using Visual Basic .NET (302896) Support policy for Outlook APIs that are used in the .NET Framework environment (872895)

Forms

 

KB

How to determine where to publish a custom Outlook form (290802) How to use the Outlook 2003 forms cache and to troubleshoot forms cache problems (839804) OL2000 Forms Support Limited Number of Fields, Controls (229096) OL2002 Click Event Behavior for Standard Controls (290660) OL2002 Custom Forms and Programming Limitations OL2002 How to Update Existing Items to Use a New Custom Form OL2002 Memory or Performance Problems Looping Through Items (293797) OL2002 Questions About Custom Forms and Outlook Solutions OL2002 Text That You Insert into Field Is Missing (290781) OL98 – Resources for Custom Forms and Programming

 

MSDN

Developing Custom Forms Using Microsoft Outlook 2002 (Part 1 of 2) Developing Custom Forms Using Microsoft Outlook 2002 (Part 2 of 2)

OutlookCode

Customizing Microsoft Outlook Contact Forms Launching Microsoft Outlook Forms Microsoft Outlook Forms Security Issues for Developers Saving and Publishing Microsoft Outlook Custom Forms Syntax for Microsoft Outlook property and control values and events

KB – General

How to Programmatically Retrieve Fully Qualified E-mail Addresses (324530) HOWTO Find and Use Office Object Model Documentation (222101) INFO Writing Automation Clients for Multiple Office Versions OL How to Programmatically Determine the Version of Outlook OL2000 How to Programmatically Sign or Encrypt Mail Messages (279013) OL2000 ItemAdd Event Doesn’t Fire in Some Scenarios OL2000 Programming with EntryIDs and StoreIDs (201074) OL2002 Common Outlook Object Model Limitations (294869) OL2002 How to Delete Items in a Collection OL2002 How to Handle Unexpected Items in a Collection OL2002 How to Programmatically Create or Modify Views OL2002 How to Properly Reference Members of a Collection OL2002 Managing and Distributing Outlook VBA Projects OL2002 Memory or Performance Problems Looping Through Items (293797) OL2002 Using Find and Restrict to Retrieve Items OL2002 Word Stops Responding When You Close a Message Item in the Application_ItemSend Event Programming Examples for Referencing Items and Folders (208520)

Mobile

A Growing Sense of POOM Developing Applications for Windows Mobile FAQ

MSDN – General

Automating Outlook from a Visual Basic Application Chapter 11 Responding to Outlook Events in VBA Chapter 11 Using Visual Basic, VBA, or VBScript with Outlook Creating Custom Views Custom Calendar Providers For Outlook 2003 Easy Task Reports with Outlook and WordML Integrating Outlook with the Windows SharePoint Services Platform Office Developer Center Avoiding Excessive Security Warnings when Sending Automated E-mail Messages Properties by Namespace Ten Tips for Microsoft Outlook Developers (November 2002) Using the Search Object (Microsoft Outlook 2002 Technical Articles) Using Visual Basic for Applications in Outlook

Outlook 2000

Microsoft Outlook 2000 Reference The Super-Easy Guide to the Outlook 2000 Object Model

Outlook 2002

Developing Solutions with Microsoft Outlook 2002 Microsoft Outlook 2002 Object Model Constants MSDN Outlook XP VBA Reference

Outlook 2003

What’s New in Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 for Developers

Outlook 97-98

OL97 Visual Basic Help File for Microsoft Outlook Available (162671) OL98 Resources for Custom Forms and Programming (180826)

Sample Code

Add custom action to context menu on the fly Contacts as XML How to create formatted messages in Microsoft Outlook Import and Export Microsoft Outlook items to XML using MSXML Ken’s Inspector Wrapper Microsoft Outlook and Exchange Code Samples Outlook – How to get in code the filenames of your Outlook Personal Folder pst files RunFile Subroutine Save vCard .vcf file as Outlook contact Setting of the Send with account via using the Command-Bar DropDown Slovak Technical Services Code Samples To add an embedded image to an HTML message in Microsoft Outlook using code To designate the mail account used to send a message by Microsoft Outlook To get the sender’s address from a Microsoft Outlook mail message (code samples) Working with Attachments

VB and VBA

Connecting Outlook and Exchange to Databases Fundamentals for writing VBA for Outlook macros The Super-Easy Guide to the Outlook Object Model Visual Basic and VBA Coding in Microsoft Outlook

Exchange

Managing Exchange Server Permissions MAPI Roles vs. AD Roles Microsoft Exchange Server resource site

 

Development

Building Applications Using Web Storage System Events Create a Mailbox and NT-Security-Descriptor property Exchange SDK Development Tools Microsoft Exchange Scripting and Routing Microsoft Exchange Server Development Technologies 

Event Sinks

Event Sink Installation Instructions (third-party) Ivasoft – Spammover for MS Exchange 2000-2003 Power Up Your Apps With Event Sinks RSS Feed Event sink Tips and Tricks for Exchange Development using CDO with VB and VBS event sink with Exchange 2000 Writing Managed Sinks for SMTP and Transport Events 

KB

How To Access An Event Registration Item From a Store Event Method (294197) How to create a -catchall- mailbox sink for Exchange 2000 INFO Suitable Applications for Exchange Server Event Scripting PRB Error -2147217895 When Using Regevent.vbs on Exchange 2000 XADM Exchange 2000 Permissions Required to Configure an Event Sink

 

MSDN

Event Sink Registration Criteria Field SMTP-NNTP Transport Events Sinks with CDO

KB

How To Add A Delegate To An Exchange Folder with the ACL Component and CDO (1.21) (295558) How to assign service account access to all mailboxes in Exchange Server 2003 (821897) How to programmatically create a mailbox for an existing user in the Active Directory by using CDOEXM (327079) How to set Exchange 2000 mailbox rights at the time of mailbox creation (304935) HOWTO Set Exchange 2000 Mailbox Rights on a Mailbox That Exists in the Information Store (310866) HOWTO Use the Rule.dll Sample to Create an Inbox Rule from Visual Basic (251125) IIS Security Settings for CDO Web-Based Messaging (186137) PRB ACL Outlook 2000 Doesn’t Properly Read ACL Settings (237924) Retrieve Properties of User Objects with ADSI and ADO (252459) Support Policy for Microsoft Exchange APIs with .NET Framework Applications (813349)

MSDN

ACL Component ACLObject CoClass Adding References to Appropriate Type Libraries CDOEXM Developing Workflow Applications for Exchange Server Exchange Development Technologies Exchange Server Home Exchange Store Schema Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server Software Development Kit Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 SDK Documentation Microsoft Exchange Server Scripting and Routing Rule Component Rule Object Model Searching the Exchange Store Server Application Development Options

Sample Code

CDOLive – Folder Permission Viewer

Downloads

Exchange 2000 – All Technical Articles

Exchange 2000

 

KB

How to Get Service Account Access to All Mailboxes in Exchange 2000 (262054) How To Grant Send As and Send on Behalf Permissions in Exchange 2000 Server (327000) XADM How to Get Service Account Access to All Mailboxes in Exchange 2000 (262054)

Exchange 2003

Configuring Outlook 2003 for RPC over HTTP Download details Exchange Server 2003 Client Access Guide Exchange 2003 Outlook Web Access Themes Exchange Server 2003 Deployment Guide Inside RPC-over-HTTP Support WebCast Using Microsoft Exchange over the Internet (RPC-HTTP) with Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 (829134) 

KB

Configuration Options for the Exchange Over the Internet Feature in Outlook 2003 (831050) Outlook 2003 Cannot Connect Over the Internet to Exchange Server 2003 (831060) Outlook 2003 Performs Slowly or Stops Responding When Connected to Exchange Server 2003 Through HTTP (331320) You Must Provide Windows Account Credentials When You Connect to Exchange Server 2003 With Outlook Over HTTP (820281)

KB Articles

CDOLive – Exchange 2000 KB Articles Description of the known issues with using Outlook Web Access on a Windows XP SP2-based computer (883575)

Third Party

IvaSoft – SpamMover for MS Exchange 2000-2003 MAPILab.Com – MAPILab Rules for Exchange Promodag – Reporting tools for Microsoft Exchange Server – Home Quest Software – Quest MessageStats Reporting software for Exchange Sherpa Content Management Software

Tools

ADModify.NET Home Best Practices Analyzer Tool Exchange Server Best Practices Analyzer Tool (Download)

FAQ’s and Support

FAQ at OutlookMVPs.org Micro Eye – Outlook Knowlege Base Microsoft Office Assistance Getting started with Outlook 2003 Frequently asked questions Microsoft Office Assistance Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 Microsoft Outlook FAQ Outlook 2002 Support Center Outlook Frequently Asked Questions

Google Groups

Google Search microsoft.public.exchange.development Google Search microsoft.public.exchange2000.development Google Search microsoft.public.outlook.program_vba Google Search microsoft.public.outlook Google Search- microsoft.public.win32.programmer.messaging

KB Articles

 

2002

E-mail messages remain in your Outbox folder longer than expected in Outlook after you install Windows XP SP2 OL2002 Additional Command-Line Switches OL2002 Cannot Customize or Disable Context Menus OL2002 Documentation Errors in the Outlook Visual Basic Help File OL2002 Outlook Does Not Print Forms as Expected

 

2003

‘Error in registry for extension Exchange Extensions;’ – 823633 Deleted items are not available after you use Recover Deleted Items in Outlook 2003 Description of Live Attachments in Outlook 2003 (831056) Description of Offline Address Book logging in Outlook 2003 Service Pack 1 (843483) How to import data from the ACT! 6.0 program to Business Contact Manager in Office Outlook 2003 (870930) How to Turn Off Windows SharePoint Services Features in Outlook 2003 (831057) Issues that are fixed in Outlook 2003 by Office 2003 Service Pack 1 (872839) Office Internet free-busy features are removed when you install Outlook 2003 Service Pack 1 (842166) You Can Only Create a Search Folder for an E-mail Folder (817890)

General

How to change the default location that Outlook 2002 uses to create or to open a personal folders (.pst) file (883401) How to Enable Transport Logging (300479) OL How to Use the Query Builder for View Filters and Advanced Searches (307922)

Links By Feature

 

Contacts

Contact Management Tools

 

Delegation

Google Groups View Thread Send on behalf of Microsoft Office Assistance Share and open other people’s folders Redemption – send mail trick Sharing with Microsoft Exchange Server Public and Mailbox Folders

HTML

HTML Mail with Microsoft Outlook

Integration

Connecting Outlook and Exchange to Databases

Journals

Connecting Outlook and Exchange to Databases Personalizing Your Journal Entries

Management

Housekeeping and Message Management Tools for Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Exchange Server

Public Folders

Using Public Folders to Maximize Exchange Standard Edition Use

Usage

Managing Outlook Folders in Office 2003 at InformIT.com

Miscellaneous

 

Humour

SatireWire Foot-and-Mouth First Virus Unable To Spread Through Microsoft Outlook

MVP Sites

Cardoza Solutions CDOLive Dimastr.Com – Developer Tools for Microsoft Outlook Outlook By The Sounds (H. Beta Paul) Outlook Tips OutlookCode.Com Outlookhelp – Support for Microsoft Office Outlook OutlookMVPS.org FAQ RSoutlook Sig Weber’s Playground Slipstick Slovak Technical Services

Office

Microsoft Access Email FAQ Microsoft Office 2000 Language Reference Microsoft Office 2000 Resource Kit (Home Page) Microsoft Office 97-Visual Basic Programmer’s Guide Microsoft Office Development with Visual Studio Microsoft Office XP Resource Kit Home Microsoft Office XP VBA Language Reference Office 2003 Editions Resource Kit Office Developer Center

Outlook 2003

Microsoft Exchange Server Outlook Information

Outlook 97 and 98

Microsoft Outlook 98 Deployment Kit MS Outlook 98 – Deployment Kit Using Windows System Policies to Customize Office

 

KB

OL97 – Visual Basic Help File for Microsoft Outlook Available OL98 Outlook May Appear to Stop Responding When Browsing Files (179979) XCLN Outlook Deployment Kit (ODK) Availability (184550)

Publications

Exchange & Outlook Archives OutlookPower Magazine

Security Update (HELL prompt)

CDO Security Update for Microsoft Outlook Description of the security-related changes in Office XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) (838871) Download details Outlook 98 Collaboration Data Objects (CDO) Update Security Installing the Outlook 98 Email Security Update with CDO Microsoft Outlook 2002 Developer Security Overview Microsoft Outlook Object Model Guard Security Issues for Developers OFF2000- Known Issues with Office 2000 After You Apply the Outlook E-mail Security Update OFF2000- Using ‘Send To’ to Send E-mail Prompts After You Apply Outlook E-Mail Security Update OL2000 – Developer Information About the CDO E-mail Security Update (268372) OL2000- Administrator Information About the Outlook E-mail Security Update OL2000- Developer Information About the Outlook E-mail Security Update OL2000- Information About the Outlook E-mail Security Update OL2000- Known Interoperability Issues with the Outlook E-mail Security Update OL2000- Known Issues with the Outlook E-mail Security Update OL2000- Known Setup Issues with the Outlook E-mail Security Update OL2000- Known Third-Party Issues with the Outlook E-mail Security Update OL2002 Administrator Information About E-Mail Security Features (290499) OL2002 Developer Information About E-Mail Security Features (290500) OL2002 Summary of CDO 1.21s E-mail Security Features (295302) OL2002 VBA Code Does Not Run, or Causes Security Warning to Appear (292176) OL98 Resources for Custom Forms and Programming (180826) OL98- Administrator Information About the Outlook E-mail Security Update OL98- Developer Information About the Outlook E-mail Security Update OL98- Information About the Outlook E-mail Security Update OL98- Known Interoperability Issues with the Outlook E-mail Security Update OL98- Known Issues with the Outlook E-mail Security Update OL98- Known Setup Issues with the Outlook E-mail Security Update OL98- Known Third-Party Issues with the Outlook E-mail Security Update Outlook E-mail Attachment Security Update (235309) Slipstick – Outlook E-mail Security Update Sue’s Security Thread

Third Party Utilities

Active Folders Content Manager Addins4Outlook Attach Plus Automation-Specialists Software Engineering Group AutoRead for Microsoft Outlook – Remove New Mail icon, mark as read ClipForm for Microsoft Outlook DCS – Owtlook NK2 Editor Utility Dimastr.Com – Developer Tools for Microsoft Outlook Express ClickYes – a program to solve Outlook’s Security Guard Problems Express Mail@Mate – email notification program for Microsoft Outlook and Outlook Express GazNET Anti-Spam Protection File Inbox Buddy Spam Free Email for Microsoft Outlook Infuzer IvaSoft – Outlook and Exchange solutions knockout companion for microsoft outlook MailUtilities.com MAPILab.Com – Advanced Security for Outlook MAPILab.Com – MAPIProp Microgarden Outlook Tools NewsHound – Download NewsLook Outlook 2000-2002 Add-In Solutions Outlook Extensions Library Peter Kalmström – Consultant Planet Software – Software Development Specialists Plaxo Contact Networks Positic Quester RSSCalendar.com Slovak Technical Services Attachment Options SpamBayes Bayesian anti-spam classifier written in Python. The Code Project – CMapiAdmin – MAPI wrapper – Internet & Network TweakOL 2003 You Perform – Make Outlook better, faster, and easier for You

Tools

CommandBars Browser v1.1.0 Dimastr.Com – Developer Tools for Microsoft Outlook KnockOut Companion for Microsoft Outlook Lookout v1.2 MAPIViewer v2.0 – daveswebsite.com Outlook 2000 ORK Tools Outlook Profile Wizard Outlook Shutdown Addin v1.0 – daveswebsite.com

Training

Outlook tutorial, Outlook training, Outlook manual

Published Wednesday, October 13, 2004 3:00 PM by legault

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Comments

# re: Eric’s Big List Of Outlook Links

Merci! C’est magnifique!
Thursday, October 14, 2004 1:12 PM by Anonymous

# re: Eric’s Big List Of Outlook Links

Another publication is “Exchange & Outlook Administrator”…a print newsletter…it has an associated weekly email newsletter and forum, too.
Friday, October 22, 2004 8:28 AM by Anonymous

# re: Eric’s Big List Of Outlook Links

Many thanks for this lot – very helpful for me developing as office add-in.

Regards,

Simon Geering.

Tuesday, December 07, 2004 5:09 AM by Anonymous

# re: Eric’s Big List Of Outlook Links

I have tried to import message rules from Outlook Express into Outlook with no success. is this possible?

bob
rwarshawski@shaw.ca

Tuesday, January 04, 2005 10:30 PM by Anonymous

# re: Eric’s Big List Of Outlook Links

Great list! Thanks a lot..
Sunday, February 27, 2005 10:31 PM by Anonymous

# re: Eric’s Big List Of Outlook Links

Awesome list. Thanks a bunch.
Saturday, March 19, 2005 1:31 PM by Anonymous

# re: Eric’s Big List Of Outlook Links

Thanks for this list!
Tuesday, June 14, 2005 10:05 AM by Anonymous

# How to trap scheduling event in Outlook 2003

When you enter a name under “Attendents section in scheduling”, and press Enter, which event is fired, i need help in this subject.

I wanna retrive the calender information of the attende.

Please Help

Thanks in advance

Ravi

Monday, February 19, 2007 10:54 PM by ravivelma

 

Eric Legault

Microsoft Outlook MVP (15 yrs). Author: Microsoft Office 2013 Pro Step By Step. Consultant/speaker/Outlook add-in builder/SharePoint pioneer. Guitarist: Maiden Canada (Iron Maiden tribute band)

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