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Unfortunately, it is not possible to change the frequency of emails sync using Outlook for Android (see the thread Set sync frequency and quiet times on outlook app). From the link above: There are no such settings in the Outlook or OWA apps from the play store Outlook for Android users have requested the feature on Uservoice. However, it has not been ...


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I was never able to make any of the "top" calendar widgets, including those recommended here, show my Outlook calendar. They just showed my empty Gmail calendar or Google calendar or whatever. However I eventually discovered, way down at the bottom of the widgets list, that there was already an Outlook widget installed and waiting for me: Putting the ...


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Creating and managing rules from the mobile apps is not currently supported. You can vote for this request on Outlook's UserVoice if you'd like to show your support for it.


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See Microsoft's offical website for the full details: https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/all/outlook-data-hog/a88b5e3f-2982-4558-a190-1afa93044e1f You can do a number of things to reduce background data usage: Turn off mobile data when connected to Wifi. This may sound strange, but apparently Outlook sometimes still uses mobile data, even ...


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On the new Samsung Galaxy S7 - You must delete the account receiving the text messages and then reinstall it. During new account set up is the only time you will see the option of whether to sync SMS. It does not appear anywhere else once you leave the initial set up screen. Once the account is installed, you will see options for syncing email, contacts, ...


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As of December 2018, the room finder is not yet implemented on Outlook for Android. The following article Compare Outlook for PC, Outlook on the web, and Outlook for iOS & Android lists the features available on different versions of Outlook. Meeting room finder feature is listed as No (meaning not available) on both Android and iOS but available on ...


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You can't have email push notifications over POP3. It's an old protocol and simply doesn't support push. It doesn't matter what client you use or what kind of mail server. If you can set up Outlook to access Gmail through IMAP instead of POP3, and if Outlook supports IMAP IDLE for push notifications, then you'll get push notifications. Otherwise, you might ...


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You can do this using the native Exchange app on your device. On my Galaxy S5 using Android 6.0, it's in Settings -> Account -> Accounts -> Microsoft Exchange Active Sync -> then I tap on the specific Outlook account I'm trying to sync. Below is a screenshot of what it looks like on that next page. When I had this exact same problem, I found that "Sync ...


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To stop this from happening you simply need to disable the Sync SMS feature on your Android phone which is enabled by default. To disable the Sync SMS feature: Open the Email Account Options settings Disable the Sync SMS feature


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As of the wtiting of this answer (9 March 2019),Outlook for Android does not support HTML signature. There is a thread on UserVoice asking for: Support HTML features in signature such as images and company logos as well as hyperlinks and formatting. However,although the request has more than 7 thousand votes, it was declined by Microsoft: We have had ...


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The scheduling assistant on Outlook for Android works differently than the one for Windows. In Outlook, click on the calendar --> new event, enter the people who should attend the meeting. Select the date, then time of the meeting. The attendees are listed on the bottom with green checked marked when they are free, red when they are not free. The chosen ...


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From your Outlook inbox, go to your settings (gear icon in the top right) and select "Notifications". There should be an option to disable vibration there:


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To duplicate a calendar event in Outlook is not straight forward. There is no copy or long-press to copy an event. You have to copy the description on the existing event, create a new event, paste the description, select the attendees and time, etc. The feature has been requested in Uservoice since at least 2016. However, Microsoft has not implemented it ...


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You need to move the messages (that are important to you) from Other inbox to the Focused inbox. Doing so will allow them, in the future, to be placed in the Focused inbox instead of the Other inbox. To move a message from the Other inbox to the Focused inbox: Select the Other tab, then long-press the message you want to move. Click the 3-dot on the top ...


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Unfortunately, it is not possible as of today with Outlook version 4.0.90. You can always open the mailbox in your web browser and use the Find in Page functionality.


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You can't copy email addresses that are already "formatted" as in your image when using Outlook for Android. While other email apps offer this basic feature, Microsoft simply does not implement it. You must either enter the full email manually then copy it. Or search for the email (using the search tool), when found, click on the email address next to the ...


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On your screenshot, the top row of "choose time" go to the far right. You will see up and down arrows with 00:00 in between. Select that and you then will be able to enter a specific time.


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Is this just a generic warning given for any app requesting admin privileges? Perhaps it's possible that Outlook doesn't use the erase feature? Only the operations which the app can perform are shown to the user. If the device admin screen shows an operation like "Monitor Screen Lock Attempts", then rest assured, the corresponding app does have that feature....


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Finally found it... in order for it wo work, you need to create a work profile and associate the fingerprint to that profile...


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Microsoft has a poor implementation of contacts sync and I was never satisfied with it. After hitting my head against a wall for several years, waiting for Microsoft to improve the sync, I've just made the switch to Google Contacts. Not something that I prefer, but there's no way to have your contact lists or folders synced using any of the official apps. ...


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What data can be wiped? All data on the device can be wiped, it can allow Outlook (actually Exchange server, hosted Exchange server in the case of Office 365) to perform a full factory reset without your intervention, meaning no PIN, no password, or other intervention from the user. If someone issued an erase all data command from the Exchange console to ...


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My Galaxy S6 Edge, Android version 5.1.1 has a slightly different process from Lucky's answer: E-mail → Inbox → More → Settings → select e-mail account → deselect Sync Messages Interestingly I have 3 e-mail accounts on my phone but only the most recent addition (associated with Office 365) has the option for syncing SMS messages.


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I had this happen and it was driving me nuts. I did finally solve it by deleting the Exchange account from the Outlook app, going to the Accounts menu and hitting Add Account, adding the Exchange Activesync account. THEN, go back to Outlook and add the account again. Outlook walked me through the entire process of adding the account, even though it ...


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I've discovered that Outlook Exchange server overrides my smartlock settings on my Android device. I used the default built in Samsung email client to setup my 2 Outlook exchange emails and my smartlock now works as advertised. I would like to find the settings in the Outlook exchange server to defeat this, but so far I can't find it. I am the admin for my ...


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I have reported the issue to Microsoft's feedback forum, and a few weeks later they fixed it and now it picks up the suggestions that the keyboard offers (I fancy that it was because of my report but can't confirm it :) So, as of version 2.1.125 (170) mainline, the issue is fixed.


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You can easily sync your desktop Outlook with your Samsung phone using the Samsung Smart Switch software. You can find the program at http://www.samsung.com/us/smart-switch/. The only thing I do not like about it is there is no way to just sync your calendar from Outlook to your phone. It insists on syncing in both directions. The contacts can be ...


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The iPhone and certain models of BlackBerry smartphone can sync directly with Microsoft Outlook using iTunes or BlackBerry Desktop Software, respectively, but Outlook doesn't directly support Android with this option as far as I know. So this is where third party apps like VCOrginizer comes into play. It allows you to Sync Outlook notes from WiFi. If I were ...


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Long press on the attachment, a window will appear with the option Save to. Select Device. The file will be downloaded in the Download folder.


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You can set notifications to be for Focused only, all or none per account. The default is Focused only, so if you turn off Focused Inbox globally you get no notifications unless you go into the account settings and set them to all. [Ref. - Android Central] In the new Outlook app, the default notifications setting is Focused only. In order to see ...


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Depending on your device and version of android you are running. You can goto Settings > Security > Device Administrators. Then uncheck the box for Microsoft Outlook App. That should allow you to go back to "none" for unlocking. Not sure how it would affect the app.


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