Yet another reason why I hate Microsoft Outlook

I was always terrified of Outlook - it seemed a monstrosity of a program to carry out the functions it did - far too many settings and functions and they often got in the way. I used it because it was the only thing to reliably sync to my phones. But then I started to sync to 'the cloud' (GooSync/Google) and I've been migrating my working environment online ever since.

As a result, I only fire up Outlook every once in a while, to check on some old data. But get this - even after 'File > Exit'ing Outlook, part of it still hangs around, auto-checking for new emails and grabbing them for itself! "I'VE CLOSED YOU DOWN, YOU STUPID PROGRAM" I shout, to no avail. I end up having to reboot in order to stop the auto-check behaviour.

Application? Seems more like a virus to me.... mutter, mutter....

Comments

MBaas said…
If you set it into Offline-Mode (File-Menu), the beast should completely exit!

HTH

Michael Baas
Alex said…
On the whole for work with outlook and like files there are few program,because their quality isn't good to my mind,but one not bad tool I know-read contacts from pst,it helped me two days ago and as far as I remember is free,besides that program can farther read contacts from pst, decrypt this file and extract all contacts to *.vcf files, that can be opened by Personal Information Management (PIM) and Windows Address Book any time,program can convert all recovered data into a file with *.pst extension,tool for opening contacts from .pst file and reading contacts from pst files is very easy to use, and features a small size,provides a high quality service, that permits to retrieve your contacts and other information very fast,program will show you a folder tree and emails, that can be recovered.
Alexis said…
In MS Outlook there are a lot of good functions.But one of it damaged some my mails no one knows how.But fortunately in this condition me helped-open ost file in new account.It executed all actions in one minute and this was for free.Moreover tool can open ost file in Outlook 2003 and recover your data from these encrypted *.ost files as far as I knew.

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