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#1 Roller_ball

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 10:55

Hey All

I have been using Office 2013 for a few days now and its got some cool animations and eye candy.

My problem though is with the Outlook performance. I have 3 email accounts, 1 POP account and 2 Exchange accounts. There are also PST folders attached to these accounts. Now, I've noticed that when i switch between the 3, it constantly come up with the error that your personal folders did not close properly and need to be checked. In some cases, it kills Outlook and I need to restart the PC to get back into the email. Before the upgrade to 2013, the PST files where in 100% condition.
Has anyone experienced this and if so is there something I could do? I remember this being an issue in 2007 and they needed a service pack to sort it out.

In the meantime, I've gone back to 2010 and its works fine.

Thanks


#2 ncoday

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 11:06

Are you using a beta? Office 2013 is not yet released, so that might be part of the problem.

#3 OP Roller_ball

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 11:08

I'm using the Technet version (am a member)

#4 ncoday

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 11:16

You realize that TechNet licenses are supposed to be for evaluating the software by IT Professionals, not as your main system?

The reason I think this is because you switched back to 2010, that tells me you are not using it for testing, but rather for your production system as you are accessing email accounts you need email from.

I usually wait until a new version has been out for a while so they can release patches as there is almost always some issue with the initial RTM version.

Wait until the final version is released next year and buy a license for it. I know this because I also used to have a TechNet subscription a few years ago.

#5 jakem1

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 11:36

I'm using the MSDN version with an exchange account and two hotmail accounts and I haven't experienced this issue so I don't think it's a bug with the RTM version.

#6 Protocol

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 22:58

I'm using the Technet version (am a member)

I'm using this also, and am finding it very quick.
And although I didn't notice any instant visual difference in the ribbon interface, I am finding it much more intuitive.

#7 ~Johnny

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 23:05

Can't say I've experienced any issues myself - I don't get many emails at the moment, but everything seems to be performing okay.

#8 remixedcat

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 23:07

been having issues with people not getting my emails with outlook 2013 prev. very annoying! or sometimes they send and sometimes they stay outbox.

Also word is annoying with inserting images.

#9 Protocol

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 00:18

Emails with attachments containing certain file types get blocked. I always unblock my Outlook with the following regfile.


Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\15.0\Outlook\Security]
"Level1Remove"=".ade;.adp;.app;.asp;.bas;.bat;.cer;.chm;.cmd;.com;.cpl;.crt;.csh;.exe;.fxp;.hlp;.hta;.inf;.ins;.isp;.its;.js;.jse;.ksh;.lnk;.mad;.maf;.mag;.mam;.maq;.mar;.mas;.mat;.mau;.maw;.maw;.mda;.mdb;.mde;.mdt;.mdw;.mdz;.msc;.msi;.msp;.mst;.ops;.pcd;.pif;.prf;.prg;.pst;.reg;.scf;.scr;.sct;.shb;.shs;.tmp;.url;.vb;.vbe;.vbs;.vsmacros;.vss;.vst;.vsw;.ws;.wsc;.wsf;.wsh"



#10 Protocol

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 00:43

Here's a VB Script to check what extensions you are able to receive.
You can also add more by separating the file extensions with a semi-colon. e.g. .bat;.cmd;.exe

'Allows attachments you specify to be opened in Outlook 2013
Option Explicit
On Error Resume Next
Dim WshShell, p1, n, errnum, statusmsg, attachments
Set WshShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
p1 = "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\15.0\Outlook\Security\Level1Remove"
statusmsg = "Attachments"
Err.Clear
n = WshShell.RegRead (p1)
errnum = Err.Number
Err.Clear
On Error Goto 0
If errnum <> 0 Then
   statusmsg = "No attachments currently allowed" & vbCR
   statusmsg = statusmsg & "Add your desired file extensions." & vbCR
   statusmsg = statusmsg & "Extensions must be separated by a semi-colon. "
   statusmsg = statusmsg & "Example: .bat;.com;.exe;.msi;.vbs"
Else
   attachments = n
   n = ""
   statusmsg = "Attachments currently allowed are:" & vbCR
   statusmsg = statusmsg & "Add more extensions, or remove existing ones." & vbCR
   statusmsg = statusmsg & "Extensions must be separated by a semi-colon. "
   statusmsg = statusmsg & "Example: .bat;.com;.exe;.msi;.vbs"
End if
n = InputBox(statusmsg, "Attachments!", attachments)
If n <> "" Then
WshShell.RegWrite p1, n, "REG_SZ"
MsgBox "The following attachments: " & vbCR & n & vbcr & "can now be opened in Outlook 2013.", 4096, "Finished"
End If


#11 PGHammer

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 19:56

I'm using the MSDN version with an exchange account and two hotmail accounts and I haven't experienced this issue so I don't think it's a bug with the RTM version.


As of today, volume licensing is RTW (via all volume licensing programs, including Dreamspark Premium), so it's quite possible he could indeed have legal access.

I have three accounts as well - POP3 (ISP), IMAP (GMail) and EAS (Outlook.com), and this is easily the most pain-free, and best-performing, Outlook yet. In fact, it outperforms Outlook 2010 with just POP3 and IMAP configured on the same hardware. If you're running Windows 7 or 8, *this* is the Outlook you should be using.

#12 jakem1

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 20:29

As of today, volume licensing is RTW (via all volume licensing programs, including Dreamspark Premium), so it's quite possible he could indeed have legal access.


I didn't suggest that he was running an illegal version.



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