“I use Outlook for my email and I just got a new Blackberry smartphone. Is there an easy way to
“How can I keep my Outlook contacts in sync with Gmail contacts?” If you want to sync Outlook contacts with
“Is it possible to redirect emails from Microsoft Outlook to be received in Gmail or Hotmail?” You can redirect email
“How can I remove duplicate calendar entries from Outlook?” For some reason Microsoft never included a true duplicate removal tool
“I have outlook 2007. It runs an automatic pst backup. When it does, my computer slows down. Can you turn
My Outlook PST file is corrupt. I tried using scanpst.exe like you suggested, but I still can’t recover my Outlook
“I read your tutorial on how to sync Outlook Calendar and Contacts with Gmail and the T-Mobile G1, but you
“How can I sync my T-Mobile G1 Google Android phone with my Outlook contacts and calendar automatically?” Knowing that Google
“I am trying to install Google Calendar Sync, but when it begins to install, a message pops up that I must close Outlook first. I do not have Outlook open. Any suggestions?”
There are many instances where you will have closed the Outlook application window without Outlook actually being closed. I’m not sure if this is a problem with Outlook or a feature designed to make it load faster when you re-open it later, but I find it frustrating on a regular basis. Some manual intervention is required to fix the problem.
“Every time someone in my Outlook contacts list changes jobs or gets a new phone number I have to make changes to my contacts. In some cases, I lose track of contacts because they didn’t let me know they changed career paths. Is there any tool to I can use to update my contacts automatically?”
Unless you’re telepathic, you’ll have a hard time keeping up with anyone who doesn’t tell you when their contact information changes. Those people who drop off your radar can be hard to track down later, although occasionally you can find them via sites like LinkedIn, Facebook, and MySpace. While it won’t cover 100% of your contacts, Plaxo is the free solution I use to keep up with the changes in my own contacts list. Plaxo has an add-on for Outlook, Outlook Express, Thunderbird, and Mac Address Book, making it a viable solution for almost any personal information manager.