How to Ignore Reply to All Messages in Outlook

One of my pet peeves is people who use Reply to All on general messages sent to a large number of recipients. If for example someone sends a message to 100 employees asking who is attending a training session, there is no need to hit reply to all, as majority of people on the recipient list don’t care if you are attending or not.

If you are using Outlook, you can ignore the conversation, and all future emails in the conversation thread will be sent directly to Deleted Items folder. Just be aware that if someone does reply with useful information, that email will end up in Deleted Items folder as well.

To ignore the conversation, select an email from the thread and in the top left corner of the Home tab click on Ignore. That’s it.

outlook-ignore

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Use PowerShell to View BitLocker Encryption Status

Using BitLocker to encrypt hard drive can take a while to complete, so it runs as a background process. While the drive is being encrypted, you can click on a tray icon to monitor the progress.

However, if you restart or shut down the computer during encryption, after the Windows starts up again BitLocker tray icon may not appear, which means that you can’t monitor the encryption progress.

To work around this issue, you can view the encryption status via PowerShell. Open PowerShell (you may need to run it as administrator), and type the following command –

manage-bde -status

This will display encryption status, along with percentage encrypted –

PS C:\windows\system32> manage-bde -status c:
BitLocker Drive Encryption: Configuration Tool version 10.0.10011
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Volume C: [Windows]
[OS Volume]

    Size:                 237.72 GB
    BitLocker Version:    2.0
    Conversion Status:    Decrytpion in Progress
    Percentage Encrypted: 7.2%
    Encryption Method:    AES 128
    Protection Status:    Protection Off
    Lock Status:          Unlocked
    Identification Field: Unknown
    Key Protectors:
        Numerical Password
        TPM And PIN