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  • Another hurried fix for an Outlook 2013 bug apparently caused by the November security patch

    Posted on December 20th, 2018 at 19:15 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Another stinker for the pile.

    Microsoft just released this little gem: KB 4011029 December 20, 2018, update for Outlook 2013. According to the KB article:

    This update fixes the following issue:

    Mail delivery rules stop working. When you try to open the Manage Rules & Alerts dialog box in Outlook 2013, you receive the following error message:

    The operation failed because of a registry or installation problem. Restart Outlook and try again. If the problem persists, reinstall.

    Here’s the weird part. On December 17, Microsoft posted this bug notice:

    Last Updated: December 17, 2018

    ISSUE

    When you click Rules > Manage Rules & Alerts…, the following error occurs:

    Manage Rules & Alerts

    Error:  “The operation failed because of a registry or installation problem. Restart Outlook and try again.  If the problem persists, reinstall.”

    The issue may occur after installing the following perpetual updates:

    Could someone explain to me why there are three acknowledged bugs, but only one of them was fixed?

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