Outlook Cannot open the Outlook Window

We upgraded a Windows 7 machine to Windows 10 via the Media Creation Tool. Once the upgrade was finished Outlook wouldn’t run. We got the following error.

We uninstalled and re-installed the Office program but this didn’t solve the issue. We ran a repair from the “uninstall Program” but choosing “repair”. This time I start to check Office by opening Word and not Outlook. Word opened fine and so did all the rest of the Office suite. Outlook opened like it should.

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Office 365 you weren’t recognized as a valid sender

Had a user who started to get this message. “Your message couldn’t be delivered because you weren’t recognized as a valid sender”. Logged into their Office 365 Admin account and went to Protection >> Action Center. Saw the user there and clicked “unblock” them. It took a minute, and came back with the user still in the list. I tried to send an email at the user and got the same error. In the Admin panel >> Action Center the user was still listed. I clicked “unblockagain and this time the user wasn’t listed. I tried to send another email, and got the same error again. I see a alert on the Action Center page to go to the new “Restricted Users page“. This page didn’t show the user being blocked.

I looked at the error in the Non-Deliverable Report in the returned email. The error in the message is “550 5.1.8 Access denied, bad outbound sender“.

This page was a help to let me know it could take a few hours for the email to resume.

https://support.office.com/en-US/client/results?Shownav=true&lcid=1033&ns=O365ENTADMIN&version=15&omkt=en-US&ver=15

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Migrating Email From Rackspace To Office 365 Godaddy Domain

We have been moving some customers over to Office 365.

Here are some of the steps required to do this.

  1. Setup the account in Office 365.
  2. Use the migration tool
  3. In Office 365 go under Setup >> Domains >> give it a second and it should populate the 3 records you will need to update.
    MX
    TXT
    CNAME
  4. We removed all the older record pertaining to SecureServer.net which was POP, SMTP, CNAME, TXT, and the MX record.
  5. Added the 3 records shown above.
  6. Sent a test and received the email. Replied back and was able to verify the customer could receive the email.

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Find Office 365 Partner Relationship

We needed to find a new customer’s reseller account for Office 365. It is easy…

  1. Log into their Office 365 account.
    If you are locked out of the admin account start the process to correct as soon as you can.
  2. Our accounts show an “Admin” button on the dashboard/splash screen, click the “Admin” button.
  3. On the left-side menu expand “Settings” by clicking on “Settings” and select “Partner relationships

The following article got me headed on the right path.

https://support.office.com/en-us/article/find-your-office-365-partner-or-reseller-b6c18a9b-2aed-4c84-9d75-af709160258c

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Godaddy Domain To Office 365

We recently had to move a domain from Wild West Domains to another Godaddy Reseller hosting account. This was able to be done in just a few minutes where a domain transfer usually takes a week to complete. We ran into issue when Godaddy moved the DNS in the background and then asked me what the MX record was. They didn’t explain to me that that we should have written it down, so now we had to start from scratch.

I logged into their Office 365 account as the Admin and went to Setup >> Domains.  We could see there were issues with the various records.

We clicked on the domain name with the issue and it lead us to some screens to fix the issue.

We clicked on the “click here to view”.

Clicking on “Fix my Records” took me to a Godaddy Login where it asked for authorization and then it would fix my records; however, I had already went in and manually updated the records. Their page gave me good instructions on what records to add.  It was broken up in sections and those sections had titles. Those title were the type of record I needed to add. In the image above you will see “MX Records” and CName Records”.

My final records were as follows:

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Xerox ColorCube 9303 – SMTP Scan To Email Settings

A customer called in because the hard drive in their copier died and was replaced. Since it was replaced the settings were never the same and their “Scan-to-folder” and “scan-to-email” was no longer working.

I could see there was an attempt by someone to get this set up; however, they would get an error about failing to send because of SMTP authentication. In the web interface of the printer which I reached by typing the IP address of the printer into the browser window and supplying the default credentials of “admin” and password “1111”.

Go to the “Properties” tab and in the Menu on the left under “Services” go to “Email” and then “Setup”. Go to the “Required Information” tab. This group is using Office 365 to handle their email, so I needed the following settings:

  • SMTP Server: smtp.office365.com
  • Port: 587
  • Host Name:  check this box.
  • Device Email Address: I had to add a valid email address and password.

While still in the “SMTP (Email)” section go to the “SMTP Authentication” tab. Here is what we needed fixed. It should look like the following:

You can use the “test configuration” button to make sure it is working properly.

This YouTube video did help me get the connection to Active Directory working correctly.

Here is a link to Xerox’s support for the copier I was working on.

http://www.support.xerox.com/support/colorqube-9300-series/contact/enus.html?fileLanguage=en

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Unable To Send Email From Office 365 Shared Mailbox

Had a customer and the newer employee was getting a error that they didn’t have permission to send email from a shared mailbox.  Here is how we were able to resolve this.

  • Log into the Office 365 account with the Admin credentials
  • Under “Groups” go to “Shared Mailboxes”
  • Click on the mailbox to open it’s properties
  • Under the “Members” section click “Customize Permissions”
  • Under the “Send as” section click “Edit”
  • Click “Add Permissions” and check the user you need to add and click “Save”.

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Set Up Office 365 Email Account In Office 2007

We have a customer with Office 2007 and needed to set up an Office 365 account. Auto Discover was looking for the server, so I put in “outlook.office.com

The following web link gave great detailed instructions for manually configuring the mail server.

https://oit.colorado.edu/tutorial/office-365-outlook-windows-manual-exchange-configuration

The real ticket was manually configuring the email server.

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Godaddy Office 365 Email Setup With Office 2010

I had to install an older copy of Office 2010 Pro Plus on a Windows 10 machine that got reset because Windows Automatic Repair was stuck in loop.

I installed Office and started with adding their Godaddy Office 365 account into Outlook. During the install I ran into error 1719, but got past it. Here is how I did it. Fix error 1719.

Outlook couldn’t just set up the email. Godaddy has a program specific to setting up their Office 365.  I found the program here.

https://www.godaddy.com/help/outlook-setup-assistant-windows-set-up-email-automatically-19938

The program ran into  issues.

When I tried to run their link “Open Office Setup” I got the following error.

I needed to upgrade the Outlook 2010. This lead me to this page.

https://support.office.com/en-us/article/office-updates-a118ec61-f007-492f-bfa5-5a6f764d5471?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US

I downloaded and ran the update “KB 2687521“.  After I ran the update I ran the Godaddy assistant again and I got this error.

This time when I clicked to “Open Office Setup” the setup opened and ran. Outlook opened and I was able to get the two email accounts set up.

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