New Update for Office 2016 Fixes Issue with POP3 Accounts in Outlook 2016

by Ivan Jenic
Ivan Jenic
Ivan Jenic
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Microsoft recently introduced a new update for Office 2016. The update changes the build version to 16.0.6568.2036, bringing some significant improvements and bug fixes. Last week, a lot of users of Office 2016 reported that the previous update did a lot of damage to Outlook 2016. For all those affected, Microsoft quickly released a fix with this build update.

Update for Office 2016 Fixes Outlook and PDFMaker Issues

The previous update for Office 2016 deleted and duplicated POP3 emails in Outlook 2016. However, Microsoft immediately explained to users how to deal with this problem — a solution that required changing to the IMAP4 protocol, or in other words rolling back to a previous version of Office 2016.

Of course, it is much easier to simply install the update to solve the problem, rather than to waste your time changing settings. All Office 2016 users should have already received this update but if you still notice the same error with your POP3 account, just head over to Outlook 2016 and go to File > Account > Update options > Update now.

This update’s main draw is its fix to the POP3 issue in Outlook 2016 but does have some other, minor fixes as well. The update also fixes an issue with the program crashing while converting Office 2016 files to PDF with Acrobat PDFMaker, so users who were tortured with this issue can continue using this tool to convert their documents to PDF without any problems.

It’s not always the case that Microsoft so quickly provides  for a problem caused by a previous update which drew a lot of complaints from users. So, we hope this update is the start of a Microsoft that provide patches on a regular — even if it would be ideal if Microsoft delivered issue-free updates in the first place. That’s another discussion, though, isn’t it?