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Microsoft Email Outlook

Though best known for Microsoft email, Outlook can do far more. Business Management Daily writes extensively on Outlook tips.

Go beyond business email. Our Outlook training provides you with Outlook calendar tips, Outlook shortcuts, and much, much more. We’ll help change your outlook on Outlook!

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Taming the Outlook monster is something we all need help with, so here are a few easy ways to start cleaning up your Outlook inbox: 1. Sort by sender. 2. Search for old emails. 3. Mark for handling. 4. Set up rules ...
You've probably noticed how email can bring out the worst in people. Don't let it tempt you to misuse it. Steer clear of these five common temptations:
Q. How can I find an email again without searching all of Outlook? I don’t always remember where I foldered it.
Most folks who use a Follow-up flag just click it to flag a particular item they’re working on in Outlook. This automatically sets the follow-up for Today. Instead, right-click the flag to find other choices.
Make faster work of plucking out the most critical messages queuing up in your Outlook inbox. The simple trick is to make messages appear differently, de­­pending on who they’re from or whom they’re sent to. It’s called conditional formatting.
Outlook is the workhorse that keeps the wheels moving every day. But what if you could add some power to those wheels with a few add-ons? Here are a few you might want to try to help integrate social networking, control spam, slow the email overload, track and sync email, and zip attachments ...
Q. Quick Parts are very useful in Word. Is there something like that in Outlook?
Maria had been emailing back and forth with a colleague all day about a work issue, when she finally decided to cc the boss. It felt like the right thing to do. But that’s not how it turned out. In­­stead, it came back to bite her. How to avoid cc’ing up and other email faux pas:
Set a follow-up flag before you send an email by using the Message tab, which appears in place of the Home tab when composing mail.
Wouldn’t it be nice to have a calendar that provided valuable information at a glance? In Outlook, you can. When you create an appointment, you can categorize an item with a label, decide how to show the time (busy, tentative or free), or get very specific about start and end times.
Most people don’t have specific software just for managing their projects. So they use what they can access on their desktops. One great tool for this purpose is Microsoft Outlook.

Chris Anderson, who runs the high-profile TED conference, believes we need to focus on limiting the flow of email, rather than focusing on how to organize and file all those messages. Anderson penned 10 ideas that could make a dent in email quantity:

Forward email with a simple shortcut—hit Ctrl+F ... Move email to folders using Ctrl+Shift+V ... Categorize email automatically.

Drowning in information overflow? Try these cool Outlook tips: Click-and-drag names to your Contacts list. Eliminate the auto-complete names that appear in the “To” field of your emails. Share calendars with others in Outlook 2007 ...

Quickly create a rule in Outlook by right-clicking on an email that is the subject of your rule. For example, right-click on an email whose subject indicates that the email should be filed under a particular folder. Choose your options in the Create Rule dialog box ...
5 business email etiquette tips — for all workers, at all times...

Clear the deck, scrub it down and start over? Remove everything and put back only what you need? In your dreams! If "cluttered desk," "cluttered mind" is your motto and purging your work station of clutter is only a dream, approach it one problem at a time. Use these seven steps to "declutter":

A reader writes: “We have tasks assigned to us via e-mail, the phone, in-person, in passing, etc. I carry my notebook and keep it on my desk to jot down assignments and then transfer some tasks to Outlook, but I’m wondering if there is a better, more efficient way to keep track of everything. What are your secrets to staying organized and on top of all your assignments?”

When trivial tasks stand like a mountain between you and important assignments, check whether one of these tactics will allow you to plow through them quicker...

“All first drafts are terrible. I don’t care if you’re Hemingway.” That comes from a writing professor who may as well have been talking about email. No email should be sent without revision. Here's an email etiquette checklist to follow:

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