The ‘Microsoft Outlook’ Archives
Posted September 20, 2010 by

Outlook 2010: How to Edit the Subject and/or Message of a Received Email

If you want to change the Subject of a received email to add something easier to recognize or find in the future or add (or delete) content to the message, Outlook 2010 allows you to do so, although the option isn’t exactly in a straight forward location.

Posted August 26, 2010 by

Outlook 2010: How to Disable the Favorites Panel in the Navigation Pane

If you don’t use the Favorites panel and want more room to view your mail folder list, you can disable the Favorites panel. This change won’t remove anything located in the panel, so you can easily go back to it if you change your mind.

Posted August 24, 2010 by

Outlook 2010: Easily Find Unsaved Contacts

Outlook 2010 does you a huge favor, even if you’re unaware of it. Everytime you email someone that isn’t one of your saved contacts, Outlook saves them just in case you need to use them again someday. This is a much better way to find an address of someone that you emailed months ago but neglected to save them as a contact.

Posted August 12, 2010 by

How to Shutdown a Computer Remotely from a Mobile Phone using Email

Just imagine you have to leave your computer running at home to perform some tasks. Now, you will be able to turn your computer off from anywhere you have access to email– even from your mobile phone!

Posted July 15, 2010 by

Outlook 2010: How to Send Someone a Contact Group (Distribution List)

If you have a large number of contacts, you have probably created your share of distribution lists for simplifying your email creation. If you want to get a copy of your list to a friend or co-worker, Outlook 2010 makes it easy.

Posted December 13, 2009 by

Outlook 2010: How To Prevent the New Mail Desktop Alert from Appearing

By default, Outlook 2010 automatically pops up a Desktop Alert to show part of a new message that has just been received. To prevent others from viewing your incoming e-mail, you can disable it.

Posted December 12, 2009 by

Outlook 2010: Change the Screen Location that the Desktop Alert Appears

By default, Outlook displays the Desktop Alert above the system tray on the desktop. Since I run a multiple monitor setup, I found myself rarely noticing the Desktop Alert because I was focused on applications on the other monitor. by changing the location that the Desktop Alert appears, it was more easily noticed and better served its purpose.

Posted December 10, 2009 by

Outlook 2010: Turn Off Attachment Preview

Outlook 2010 has a feature that allows you to preview attachments and documents if the handler is available for that filetype. However, some users do not use (or like) this functionality.

Posted November 29, 2009 by

Outlook 2010: Clean Up Using Command-line Switches

There are times when maintaining Outlook can be an overwhelming experience. Not only do you have to manage the massive amounts of email that can accumulate in your inbox, you also have to manage Search Folders, reminders, subscriptions, outdated rules etc. You can utilize Outlook’s command-line switches to help clean things up and get things running the way you want them to.

Posted November 19, 2009 by

Outlook 2010: How to Minimize or Disable the People Pane

The People Pane appears beneath the Reading Pane in the main window (and in all item windows). It displays thumbnail images for each person associated with the selected item and allows you to quickly access the status updates, appointments, attachments, emails, and activities for that person. It does take up a large amount of screen real estate, so your preference may be to minimize or completely disable this functionality.

Posted November 14, 2009 by

Outlook 2010: Download Images Automatically

Outlook prevents the automatic download of pictures in email messages as a security measure to help prevent possible spamming. It permits images from sites in your Trusted Zone to show but blocks all others. You can override this feature by following this tech recipe:

Posted September 1, 2009 by

Outlook 2010: How To Create a Signature for Each Account

In Outlook 2010, you can create signatures and assign a different one to each of your Outlook accounts. You can also create multiple signatures for different uses, such as business e-mail, personal e-mail, etc.