Miscellaneous computer tips – Volume 14

Transferring a distribution list

Say you are using Outlook and you are the head of a team. You have accumulated a distribution list of your own contacts. Now someone else is taking over the team and would like the distribution list. How would you do it?

  1. Open the distribution list in Outlook.
  2. In the File menu, select Save As and save the distribution list as a .MSG file. Save it where you can find it.
  3. Send the file to the new team leader.
  4. In Outlook for the new team leader, save the file received.
  5. Open the Contacts folder.
  6. Drag and drop the .MSG file into the Contacts folder.

Enable notifications in Outlook

Those running Windows 10 may find that they are not receiving any audio notification when a new Email arrives even though the audio notification is enabled. To fix the issue, use the following registry fix:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags\Layers]
@=””
“C:\\Program Files\\Microsoft Office\\Office16\\outlook.exe”=”~ WIN7RTM”

You need to update the path above to match where is outlook.exe located on your system.

How to enable images in signed encrypted or signed Emails in Outlook

in the rare case where you may get a signed or encrypted Emails in Outlook, you may not be able to see the images.

To fix the issue, [depending on the version of Outlook]:

  1. Go to the File menu, then Options.
  2. Click on Trust Center on the left and then Trust Center Settings on the right.
  3. Click on Automatic Download on the left.
  4. Uncheck the box Don’t download pictures in encrypted or signed HTML email messages on the right.
  5. Click on OK to close.

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