The ‘Microsoft Outlook’ Archives
Posted August 30, 2009 by

Outlook 2010: How to Create a New Outlook Data File (PST)

If you wish to create a personal folder for storing Outlook items on your computer, you need to find where Microsoft has hidden the option in the new version of Outlook.Here are the steps to take to create a new Outlook data file quickly and easily.

Posted August 24, 2009 by

Outlook 2010: Prevent Other Outlook Recipients from Forwarding, Printing, or Copying Content from Your Message

If you are sending out an email message to a contact and prefer that it isn’t forwarded to someone else, printed, or any of the content copied, Outlook 2010 allows you to do this by following these steps.

Posted August 17, 2009 by

Outlook 2010: Enable Blind Carbon Copy (BCC)

If you are sending an email out to a few people or a mailing list, you probably are wanting to hide the list of addresses from each recipient. You do this by using the blind carbon copy field in the message you are creating. Outlook has this field hidden by default, to unhide the field, follow these steps.

Posted August 10, 2009 by

Outlook 2010: Empty Deleted Items When Exiting

If you are worried about your Deleted Items folder becoming overly large, you can configure Outlook to automatically empty the Deleted Items folder whenever you exit the Outlook application. This comes in especially handy when you have size limits on how large your inbox can be.

Posted August 10, 2009 by

Outlook 2010: Show Inbox (Calendar or Tasks) When The Application Starts

By default, Outlook shows the Inbox when the application is launched. You may want to have it open up to your Calendar or Tasks (or possibly Contacts, Notes, Journal, or other folder). You can change the default opening folder and have the information you need when you open Outlook by following these steps.

Posted July 24, 2009 by

Outlook 2010: Automatically Spell Check Composed Email Before Sending

You can make Outlook 2003 automatically spell check all outgoing e-mails before sending. The following option will force this to occur before you send out composed messages.

Posted July 23, 2009 by

Outlook 2010: How to Recall a Sent Message

Have you ever clicked send on a message and then remembered that you forgot to attach that important file, or realized you put the wrong time down for a meeting? Outlook allows you the option of recalling a sent message.

Posted July 14, 2009 by

Outlook 2010: Automatically Close Original Message After You Reply or Foward

If you forward or reply to lots of messages, then this can be a real timesaver. By changing the configuration of Outlook, you can make it automatically close the original message after you have forwarded or replied to it.

Posted April 17, 2009 by

Outlook 2007: The Easy Way to Insert Attachments or Copied Text into a New Message

Everyone who uses email has found themselves attaching files to email, or needing to send a copied blurb of text to friends or colleagues. Outlook makes this ultra simple to send these in no time flat.

Posted April 13, 2009 by

Outlook 2007: Configure How Messages Are Marked as Read When Viewed in Reading Pane

By default, Outlook marks items as read when viewed in the Reading Pane whenever the selection changes. You can turn this functionality off, or have Outlook wait a certain amount of time before marking the item as read. I use the latter method, setting Outlook to wait 60 seconds. That way, if I view a message that is going to take too long to read, I can move on to other messages without having the item marked as read. I will then go back to it later when I have more time to view it.

Posted March 26, 2009 by

Outlook 2007: Create and Use Canned Messages for Repetitive Emailing

If you find yourself sending the same messages out periodically (such as directions to your house, monthly reminders to employees, etc.), then you could save a great deal of time by using (and re-using) premade messages.

Posted March 15, 2009 by

Outlook 2007: Use Drag and Drop to Create Tasks, Appointments and Contacts from Existing Emails

By using drag and drop, you can easily create new tasks, appointments and contacts from the emails in your Inbox. This can be a huge time saver and a very simple method for organizing the various to-do’s in your emails.