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Problems with Outlook 2013 and IMAP synchronization

As always coming straight to the point this is not a solution to the Outlook 2013 problem. But yes after reading this you may stop wasting your time in finding solutions to it.

So here it goes:

Outlook 2007 – Worked fine,

Outlook 2010 – Fabulous,

Outlook 2013 – Full of bugs

My system is configured as follows:

  • Hardware: Intel Core i3 CPU M 370 @ 2.40GHz, 3.0GB Ram, Intel HD Graphics pre-installed
  • Software: Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
  • Internet: 2.0 Mbps (Download / Upload)

Before couple of days I installed Outlook 2013 and configured 2 email ids (yahoo & gmail). It was configured easily but then the real problem started. It took ages to get synchronized. I kept my laptop ON for more than 24 hours and still it was synchronizing.

Problems I faced with Outlook 2013

  • Synchronizing folders / Sync Issue (This computer only)
  • Send / Receive emails instantly
  • Non retrieval of emails
  • Search functionality hangs
Outlook 2013 Sync issue

Outlook 2013 Sync issue

I surfed on internet for hopeful solution and tried all of the follows:

  1. Deleted all my accounts and reconfigured them / recreated profiles
  2. Reinstalled Outlook 2013
  3. Configured email ids one by one
  4. Disabled antivirus and firewall
  5. Uninstalled Windows update (KB3097877)

If you have tried it all then sit back and relax because you have no solution now except using some other email client.

At last I came to the conclusion that the only solution to this problem is with Microsoft. Unless they release any updates this issue can not be solved.

I can not help you to find the solution to this problem but I can surely find you some good alternatives to Outlook 2013. You may use:

  1. Thunderbird
  2. Windows Live Mail
  3. Zimbra Desktop
  4. Claws Mail
  5. eM Client
  6. Pegasus Mail
  7. Mailbird
  8. Inky
  9. and off course Outlook 2007 or 2010

Create, Convert, Edit, Merge, Unlock PDF Online

I have been working since long on converting my .ppt presentations and .docx reports to pdf.

The best website I found with necessary loaded features is

The following file formats can be converted to PDF:
Documents: pdf, xps, oxps, ps, rtf, txt
Images: jpg, gif, png, bmp, tif
MS Office: doc, xls, pps, ppt, pub, docx, xlsx, pptx, ppsx and more
OpenDocument: odt, ods, odp, odg, odi, odm, odc, odf
Websites: as XPS file necessary, see instructions

It also converts your .pdf to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, RTF, TXT and JPG

One month after PlayStation data breach, Sony hacked again

Sony Corp has been hacked again. So-Net, the Internet service provider unit of Japan’s Sony, alerted customers that an intruder broke into its system and stole virtual points from account holders worth $1,225.

This latest setback comes after personal information of some 100 million Sony user accounts was stolen last month when its online gaming systems, the PlayStation Network and Sony Online Entertainment , were hacked.

“What we’ve done is stopped the So-Net points exchanges and told customers to change their passwords,” So-Net said in a statement to customers on its website in Japanese.

About 100,000 yen ($1,225) was stolen from accounts that were attacked. The company said there was no evidence that other accounts in the online system had been hacked.

“At this point in our investigations, we have not confirmed any data leakage. We have not found any sign of a possibility that a third party has obtained members’ names, address, birth dates and phone numbers.”

Google launches PCs using Chrome operating system, takes on Microsoft

Laptop computers using Google’s Chrome operating system will go on sale in June, as the world’s No. 1 Internet search engine challenges Microsoft Corp and Apple on their home turf.

The new Web-centric PCs, made by Samsung and Acer Inc, are Google’s latest attempt to change how consumers and companies use their computers.

The computer has following features:

Long Battery life, Quick Start™. Bright LED Screen, Stylish design

How to disable Facebook Photos Theater Viewer?

Very simple technique. Once the photo is opened in theater viewer, hit F5 on your keyboard. The page will load and will open the photo in old viewer.


How to Get a Discount on Verizon / AT&T iPhone Plan Using a Facebook Email Address

Good news for iPhone users. Now you can get 13% discount for iPhone plan at Verizon and 12% discount for iPhone plan at AT&T by using your Facebook email address. A new trick is available which will help you to get discount on your iPhone plan using Facebook email address. The most important thing is that this trick will work for both Verizon and AT&T iPhone. For your kind information a new messages service has been released by Facebook which will provide every users an e-mail address ending in This will be used as corporate e-mail domain of Facebook.

After you have got your email address simply go to this address and then use email address to get 12% service discount with AT&T including 2GB data plan and all of the voice plans. You can also use this email address in order to get 13% discount at Verizon on service and unlimited data.

You should note that there is no discount on 150MB data plan or on the messaging for Verizon iPhone. Well, If you are on Facebook then you will be able to get this discount on your iPhone Plan by using Facebook email address.