S Symbol in Your Emails

I recently ran into an issue where the š character appeared in a client’s emails that weren’t there when she sent them. This was apparently caused by Outlook 2011’s autoformatting options that replaced … with a special ellipses character, which wasn’t supported in all mail clients.

Here’s how you can disable that feature and thus avoid unintentional symbols in your emails.

1. Open Outlook and go to Outlook preferences.

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2. Select AutoCorrect under the Personal Settings category.

3. Select AutoFormat tab and uncheck “…” with ellipses.

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Office 365 SMTP Settings

Update, in new office 365 UI:

Server name: smtp.office365.com
Port: 587
Encryption method: TLS

  1. Login in to the Microsoft Online Services Portal.
  2. Click on Outlook.
  3. Click on the question mark icon in the upper right corner of the page.
  4. Click on About.
  5. There will be a section titled External SMTP setting that will contain the server name, encryption type and port. You will be able to use those along with your username and password to send email from devices/programs.