Using Outlook.com: Frequently asked questions

Using Outlook.com: Frequently asked questions

Answers to the 'how to use Outlook.com' questions I'm frequently asked.

How to view the message source in Outlook

How to view the message source in Outlook

How the view the message source code along with the Internet Header in Microsoft Outlook 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013.

Configuring More Email Account Settings

Configuring More Email Account Settings

How to open the More Settings dialog to configure Outgoing (SMTP) server settings, port numbers, and other settings.

How to Upgrade to Color Categories

How to Upgrade to Color Categories

After upgrading to Outlook 2013, 2010, or 2007, users need to convert categories to color categories to add their categories to the master category list.

How to Restore a Search Folder You Accidentally Deleted

Restoring a search folder you accidentally deleted is very easy. Scroll down to the end of the folder list to the "Search Folders" folder. Right click on Search Folders Choose New Search folder from the menu Select the type of Search folder from the predefined list. Click OK to go back to Outlook. To add  

To Add Color Coding to Calendar items

To Add Color Coding to Calendar items

Many people want to be able to color-code their Outlook calendars to distinguish between business and personal appointments, for example. Having been on the wish list for years, this feature finally arrives in Outlook 2002 in the form of Labels and Outlook 2007 adds colors to categories. See Understanding Outlook's Calendar patchwork colors for display  

How to add shortcuts to applications on the Shortcut Bar

How to add shortcuts to applications on the Shortcut Bar

How to add shortcuts to files and applications to Outlook's Shortcut navigation pane.

Tips and tricks for managing *.PST files

Many users have Outlook configured to use a Personal Folders file (PST) rather than an Exchange server mailbox. While anyone using a POP3, IMAP, or SharePoint links must use a PST, many Exchange server users choose a PST for various reasons, most often because they have a very small mailbox quota. While PST usage with  

View more than 30 Calendars in Outlook 2010

View more than 30 Calendars in Outlook 2010

When you attempt to view more than 30 calendars in Outlook 2010, you'll receive an error message alerting you to a limit of 30 calendars. The number of calendars is limited to 30 by default but can be raised by multiples of 10. Open the registry editor by pressing Windows key + R and typing  

Automatically Cleanup Outlook's Deleted Item and Junk Email Folders

Automatically Cleanup Outlook's Deleted Item and Junk Email Folders

Use the 'empty deleted items on exit' option built into Outlook to empty the Deleted Items folder, or use AutoArchive to delete Junk email and deleted items as they age.