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    jamie

    How do i get outlook.com to apply the profile pic ive chosen to show up in messages - in outlook.com?  - this gray guy below

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    Yes i have changed it in windows on phone, on facebook and live.com everywhere - but in outlook i get below (example only)

     

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    I am aware "windows uses social networks bla bla for your pic... but where?

    I swear to god i have looked and searched all day - and there was not one answer anywhere that says how to do this - except for - you cant

    Why is my moms contact the gray guy? oh ya shes not on facebook

     

    why is mine - in win8 metro -or outlook.com/people - shows my profile pic on the left -great! but in the contact list my jamie email is the gray guy

    all messages i receive in outlook is the gray guy

     

    i sent an email to and from my phone - and i got my facebook avatar

    but why not anywhere else... and in People on phone is the gray guy

     

    1. i should be able to click any people icon in win8, outlook and phone and specify a picture (for me to see - not them)

    2. if you really want this dynamic thing - which would be cool if it WASNT A MYSTERY WHAT NETWORK IT USES - please at least give option

     

    - use fb pic

    - use wn8 pic

    use outlook pic

    sync all to above checked pic

     

    i even re-did my skype avatar

    it is madness.  i do NOT WANT TO SEE anymore gray guys EVER and if i do - i want to click and update it with a photo - suggested - or one i HAVE

     

    PS - PLEASE PROVE ME WRONG!!!!!!!  and thankyou for doing so!

    jamie

     

     

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    jamie

    here - is real one:

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    jamie

    ps - i have "moved to the WIN cloud" Sync works great - like POP outlook.com

    everything is great 

    ....except  GRAY GUYS!!

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    GoddersUK

    @jamie: EDIT: Sorry, that was meant to be a new post, not an edit... 

     Original post was along the lines of:

    Do you have the following SRV record in your DNS:

    • DNS record type: SRV
    • Service: _sipfederationtls._tcp.domain.tld
    • Domain Name: domain.tld
    • Priority: 10 (or High priority)
    • Weight: 2
    • Port: 5061
    • Target: federation.messenger.msn.com

    Not sure if that will solve the problem - I *think* it may push out profile info, but it may just allow IM connectivity - the correct srv record should be available in the WL admin centre.

     Edited post was along the lines of:

    I don't think it will solve the problem. I thought I recalled seeing pics for people that I've only emailed (no social network connections with) in Outlook, but after going through my inbox I think that must have been GMail I was seeing them in. Looking at my contacts I think it pulls the pics from my Windows Live contact list where the pics can come from 3 routes: Pics they've added to their WL profile, Pics WL has pulled in when connected to external social networks (FB etc) and pics you've added to their contact entry (eg in Win Phone).

    Anyways, the train wreck of incompetence that caused me to write a reply in an edit box indicates it's clearly my bedtime... Tongue Out

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    jamie

    i bet if i emailed you - YOU would see my pic (whatever one it IS)

    but I DONT see it  (in replies or sent or inbox... or in the RIGHT SIDE LIST of People

    just the gray guy

    there are literally 100's of threads about this dating back a year

    "HOW DO I CHANGE MY OUTLOOK.COM PROFILE PIC"

    from what i can tell NOTHING has been done to address it

    so i was hoping there might be some SYNC god on c9 or something Wink

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    jamie

    so basically - ive switched to the cloud and it all seems good.. except apparently I am a piece of crappy clip art - a horse with no pic - the unknown soldier

    ..would you not think the MOST IMPORTANT thing about a profile - is setting your own PIC!! - and knowing what that pic is ?

    Welcome to facebook - your face will be determined by -some other sites youve used... we cant tell you which ones - but rest assured - people you send messages too - will indeed - see ....some sort ...of picture of you - that you used ...somewhere out on the interwebs.

    Have fun!  (as if facebook would do that)

    IT .....IS.....INSANE

    <jobs> "are you telling me we've designed a word processor  -WITHOUT ANY FONTS!!"</jobs>

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    GoddersUK

    @jamie: That's really odd. Now I look I get an inconsistent experience across folders/email addresses (I pull all my email into one Outlook.com inbox via pop). Some email addresses will show a pic in some folders... but not in others... And never in sent items

    EDIT: It definitely can work...

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    jamie

    The Grays are coming!!!

     

    ps - if there were page views on c9 id know if anyone had read this - or if it was really just one person (who was nice to reply)

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    kettch

    @jamie: I can't speak for others, but I read every thread even if it's not something I feel like commenting on. The Coffeehouse is an interesting and dynamic conversation. You never know what's going to crop up.

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    jamie

    ...or what might be created... from it

     

    edit - so... 6 hours on - and no more ideas ... guess it is impossible (like google said) "computer says no"

     

    edit:  me - posts 10,629   lol
    (mouseover the guy - left.  Oh ya he is NOT gray guy!)

     

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    Sven Groot

    , jamie wrote

    The Grays are coming!!!

     

    ps - if there were page views on c9 id know if anyone had read this - or if it was really just one person (who was nice to reply)

    And what does it help you if people read your thread but don't reply?

    Maybe if you wrote using actual sentences more people would reply to you. Tongue Out

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    ScanIAm

    I'm using outlook at home, and I have the same issue.  It's very inconsistent with who shows up as an avatar and who shows up as a grey-guy.  I'm almost always a grey-guy.

     

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    blowdart

    , Sven Groot wrote

    *snip*

    And what does it help you if people read your thread but don't reply?

    Maybe if you wrote using actual sentences more people would reply to you. Tongue Out

    Or stop asking for the same thing over and over and over and over and over and over and over again when it's pretty damned clear IT'S NOT COMING BACK.

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    cbae

    , Sven Groot wrote

    *snip*

    And what does it help you if people read your thread but don't reply?

    Maybe if you wrote using actual sentences more people would reply to you. Tongue Out

    Meh. Complete thoughts are so...

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    jamie

    hi sven and blowdart - i always hated you both. glad to see you are still here taking the fun out of anything anyone posts.

    To other 9ers - ignore these negative hacks

     

    ask yourself - although it took a while to say it - did i not find a bug (apart from the above 2 bugs )

    YES i did

     

    it is broken - the gray guys exist - fix them. 

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    Sven Groot

    , jamie wrote

    hi sven and blowdart - i always hated you both. glad to see you are still here taking the fun out of anything anyone posts.

    To other 9ers - ignore these negative hacks

    Okay, Jamie, you're a nice guy, but no matter how much of a celebrity you think you are on this site, personal attacks against other posters are not okay. Especially considering my comment was made in jest.

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    jamie

    I'm sorry. I was wrong.  The fact you guys are here - not fair weather here - trumps my - drive by status anyday.

    i do not however think i am a celebrity. Perhaps - if i am known - for anything it is that i just "love this company"

    i cannot believe how it has failed so MUCH (especially with the c9 crew who has posted 1000's of great ideas.

    maybe im good a bit on marketing... lets say 2% worth... ad that to everyone elses input 9%, 18% 4%, 3% EACH.... at end of day c9 had a 100%+ solution - but no one listens anymore (len, scoble days)

     

    pining for the fiords i guess. 

     

    edit: ps i still see the ruddy gray guy in my cloud!

    * my dad used to say ruddy as a swear word - not sure it exists - but maybe it ruddy does

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