moderated Re: urgent help please with Outlook

Tom Behler



I have had similar negative experiences with Microsoft Accessibility, especially when it comes to Outlook e-mail.


Last year, we spent several weeks and many hours on an Outlook issue, only to find that the culprit  was a Microsoft app that had been put on my computer in an update. The app  prevented me from sending e-mail from my personal g-mail account.  The culprit was something called the Microsoft Store Killer Control app.  It is a gaming app of some sort.


I’ve had additional less serious problems with them on some of the most basic Outlook issues, when I ended up suggesting the solution that ultimately worked.


In saying this, I realize that Microsoft Accessibility can be a valuable source of help for some;  but I have experienced serious shortcomings in the quality of their assistance and the level of knowledge at times.


Dr.  Tom Behler



From: <> On Behalf Of Debby Hill
Sent: Tuesday, May 5, 2020 11:09 AM
Subject: Re: urgent help please with Outlook


Hi Andrew,


I may be way off with this, but are you using Outlook on the web or have you downloaded it to your computer. When I read Office 365, I think of it being the web version. From what I have read, that isn’t as accessible with JAWS as what you download. If I am wrong about all of this, I know that someone will let us know.


By the way, one weekend my sister, a JAWS user had a significant problem with Windows and JAWS. We called Microsoft accessibility and spent over two hours off and on trouble shooting the problem. They didn’t fix it. Her Neighbor had it fixed in less than 30 minutes. My confidence in them was shaken, but it could have been just weekend help.


Good Luck!




From: [] On Behalf Of Andrew Summers via
Sent: Tuesday, May 05, 2020 9:23 AM
Subject: Re: urgent help please with Outlook


Yes they did.



From: <> On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: 05 May 2020 14:04
Subject: Re: urgent help please with Outlook


Did they log into your machine?

If not, you got a poor example of a support person.

I'd call again and ask if they could use the MSDT MicroSoft Diagnostic Tool and look at your system.


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On May 5, 2020, at 5:45 AM, Andrew Summers via <asummers112@...> wrote:

I’ve done that and they can not replicate why.


From: <> On Behalf Of John Doering
Sent: 05 May 2020 13:30
Subject: Re: urgent help please with Outlook



This may be where you would want to call Microsoft accessibility at 800-936-5900


Help is free.





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From: <> On Behalf Of Andrew Summers via
Sent: Tuesday, May 5, 2020 7:25 AM
Cc: access-uk@...; JAWS <>; jaws-uk@...
Subject: urgent help please with Outlook


Hi All,

I need your urgent help please with Outlook.

I am using windows 10 and Office 365.

I don’t get it with JAWS or the built in reader in windows.

I have set it as the default mail client.

What can I do next?

Outlook keeps coming up with the message below.


Microsoft Office Outlook

Either there is no default mail client or the current mail client cannot

fulfill the messaging request.  Please run Microsoft Outlook and set it

as the default mail client.



Microsoft Outlook

Microsoft Outlook is not responding

If you close the program, it will try to recover your


Close the program

Wait for the program to respond

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