Show Dialogs Dismissed Using “Don’t Show Dialog” Setting

Many of Outlook’s dialogs have a "Never show this dialog again" checkbox. When checked, a registry key is set that lets Outlook know that you never want to see that dialog again. If you change your mind, you’ll need to edit the registry to enable the dialog. Administrators can use these keys to disable the alerts, however it’s generally better if the user sees the dialog and decides for themselves if they want to see the dialog again.

Browse to this registry key – replacing the xx with your version number:

Look for the PONT_STRING value:
REG_SZ: 31,37,8,23,

Version numbers:
   Outlook 2010 = 14
   Outlook 2007 = 12
   Outlook 2003 = 11
   Outlook 2002 = 10
   Outlook 2000 = 9

Each dialog that has been disabled is listed in this value as a number, separated by commas. You can delete one number or all of the values.

The values I’ve identified so far and the dialogs they are associated with are listed below.

8  "Do you want to turn the Journal on?" dialog seen when you first access the Journal.

11 Booked Resources Dialog:
The resources for the meeting were successfully booked.

13  Expand Distribution list dialog (Outlook 2003 and up):
"If you expand the list, Outlook will replace the list with its members. You will not be able to collapse it again."

28  View menu, View in Internet Zone to view an HTML message in the Internet zone (Outlook 2003 and earlier). 
"The HTML message you are opening contains script. Scripts are usually safe to run, though may contain malicious content. Do you want to run the script on this message?"

30  Dismiss All in Reminders dialog:
"Are you sure you want to dismiss all these reminders?"

31  Bulk delete in Grouped view dialog:
"This action will apply to all items in the selected groups."

32  Reply or Forward message with blocked external content:
"To complete this action, Outlook must download content from a server other than your e-mail server. This could verify to the sender that your e-mail address is valid and increase the amount of junk e-mail you receive in the future."

You can change this setting on Tools, Options, Security tab, Change Automatic Download Settings button. "Warn me before downloading…" option.

35  Add to Blocked senders dialog:
"The sender of the selected message has been added to your Blocked Senders List, and the message has been moved to the Junk E-mail folder."

36  Add to Safe Senders list:
"The sender of the selected message has been added to your Safe Senders List."

37   Junk Email Dialog:
"Outlook has downloaded a message that appears to be Junk E-mail. This message was automatically moved to the Junk E-mail folder.
You should check the Junk E-mail folder regularly to ensure that you do not miss e-mail that you want to receive."

39  Dialog appeared when deleting a group of meeting requests.
"Deleting this message header without downloading the rest of the item might prevent meeting, voting, and read or delivery receipt responses from being saved."

40  Dialog seen when you work online with an Exchange server account and add an address to the Junk email list:
"The Junk E-mail Filter is not available for your Microsoft Exchange e-mail account because you are working online. To enable the Junk E-mail Filter for this account, switch to Cached Exchange Mode."

41  Open HTML message in Internet browser (Outlook 2007).
"If you open this message in your browser, the security settings will be different from those in Outlook, and dangerous content may not be blocked. Do you want to continue?"

42  Phishing warning, Outlook 2003 SP2:
"Some links in this message might connect to unsafe or fraudulent sites. To help protect your security, links have been turned off in this message.
Click the Infobar for options to turn on links in this message."

44  After accepting a meeting request while in the Calendar, the meeting request in the Inbox will have a "no response required" button when viewed in the reading pane.
"Your calendar has been updated automatically. This meeting request will now be deleted."

46  Phishing warning, Outlook 2007:
"This might be a phishing message and is potentially unsafe. Links and other functionality have been disabled. Click on the InfoBar to enable functionality (not recommended). Read more about e-mail safety."

47  Plain Text Junk Email, Outlook 2003 SP2 and Outlook 2007:
"To help protect your personal information, this message has been converted to plain text. Links and other functionality have been disabled. To restore functionality, move the message to the Inbox."

48  Outlook 2007’s share RSS feed dialog. This dialog does not have a ‘Do not show’ check box – it is a one time only dialog and answering yes or no automatically adds it to the registry.

"Outlook, Windows Internet Explorer, and other applications save lists of RSS Feeds that you subscribe to.
The Common Feed List in Microsoft Windows maintains one synchronized list of RSS Feeds. Do you want your RSS Feeds in Outlook to be synchronized with the Common Feed List?"

52 Deleting messages grouped by conversation in a SharePoint list linked to Outlook 2007:
"[subject]" represents an entire discussion topic on SharePoint. Deleting it will cause all related posts in this conversation to be deleted as well.
Are you sure you want to continue?

53  Windows Desktop Search dialog:
"Windows Desktop Search is currently deactivated"

55  Dialog seen when deleting multiple completed tasks while in the To-do folder:
"Deleting these items will also delete the associated e-mail messages and/or contacts. Do you want to continue?"
Clicking yes (to continue) will delete the item from its folder as well as remove it from the To-Do list. If you want to keep the item, right click on the completed check and choose Clear Flag instead.

58  Dialog seen when you delete (flagged) items in  the To-do list.
"Deleting this item will also delete the e-mail message. Do you want to continue?"

59  Search Folder warning for IMAP accounts:
IMAP Search Folders based on criteria of message size, recipient, or sender do not work on messages already downloaded. To fix this, remove your IMAP e-mail account, and then add it again.

60  Desktop search is not installed. (Outlook 2007)
"Windows Desktop Search is not currently installed or not up to date.  Outlook will not be able to provide fast search results when using the new Instant Search functionality unless this Windows component is installed.  Please contact your system administrator."
— contributed by Glenn Turner

72  Dialog seen when adding more than 99 addresses to a distribution list. (Outlook 2007 SP2 and later)
"This distribution list contains more members than supported when using Outlook 2007 Service Pack 1 or earlier.
Do you want to save changes to the distribution list?

78  Dialog seen when deleting email conversations (Outlook 2010):
Delete applies to all items in this folder that are part of the conversation.




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