MS Outlook Mail Client and Its Limitations

imagesMicrosoft Office Outlook comes forth as a very powerful and comprehensive personal information management program. Its release and further development has seen it render other Microsoft scheduling and mail management programs such as Scheduler+ and Exchange Client arguably obsolete. Although this program is principally used as a mail management application, its uses are diverse and it possesses both online and offline information management abilities.

Its versatility is also evident since it can properly function both as a standalone application and in conjunction with other Microsoft servers in a case where more than one user accounts are required. This enables users to share things like mailboxes, calendars, among other useful administrative tools. MS Outlook can also be integrated with other third party applications to make management more efficient. For example, it can be easily used with Skype for proficient office communications.

Moreover, MS Outlook sports a number of abilities that make it more efficient in a modern office management and internet functions. It has HTML rendering capability, support for Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), HTML attributes, just to mention a few. Several ad-ins are also available therefore enabling users to add more functionalities to the program. These extra functions include automation of routine management activities such as sending out emails and creating backups.

There are several MS Outlook versions that users can buy based on the operating system that their devices are running. At the same time, some of these versions work on the same operating systems, but are basically improved to offer more features. Some of the MS Outlook versions include Outlook for Macintosh, Outlook 97/98/2000/2002/2003/2007/2010, Outlook for Mac, Outlook 2013, Outlook for MS-DOS, among others.

For example, Outlook 2013 debuted a number of features such as Attachment reminder, Exchange ActiveSync, IMAP improvements, Weather bar, Outlook data file (.ost) compression and a number of other features.


  • Common Outlook Problems

It’s an upsetting fact that MS Outlook users still face several problems. These range from security concerns, poor runtimes, damaged program components, among others. Searching through the web, it’s evident that many users face problems with PST files, leading to massive loss or corruption of data. PST file size limitations are also known to cause problems where users fail to exercise file size control.

However, Microsoft has introduced a number of measures to control data loss. One of the most commonly used Outlook repair tools is Scanpst.exe, which is internally available in case of failure of the program to open folders or other pst files. Where Scanpst.exe fails, a third party repair tool is recommended.

Which third party repair tool can you use and how effective is it?

According to reviews by experts and users, DataNumen has been commended for its powerful pst file repair ability, ease of use and affordability. It’s able to recover all the lost data plus every little detail of the pst files, resulting in data that needs no further adjustments in order to be used.


Author Introduction:

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