Outlook isn’t all that complicated to use once you figure it, but trying to explain how to do something in Outlook often takes longer than just showing how to do it. While I have videos scattered throughout the site, additional pages with video tutorials are listed here.

Many of these tutorials area also available on Slipstickcom’s YouTube channel and I’m working on moving all of the video tutorials to YouTube.

How to move IMAP or EAS data files

How to move an Outlook pst file used by an IMAP account or the ost file used by Outlook 2013 IMAP and EAS accounts. . Instructions include steps to move the pst or use the ForcePSTPath registry key.

How to show the sender’s e-mail address and reply time using Extended MAPI

How to show the sender’s e-mail address and other fields in a column in message list view. Many Extended MAPI properties are added to messages when they are committed to Outlook message store or the Exchange mailbox but Outlook doesn't have a built in way to expose the value. You can view them using a custom configuration form that exposes the value in a custom field.

Using Mail Merge in Outlook

When you start a mail merge in Outlook, you can use categories or Outlook's filters to select the contacts you want to include in the merge.

Outlook Version Numbers

Since the first release of Outlook, Microsoft has released many updates and service packs. The following list is an overview of the available public Microsoft Outlook builds. The list also includes useful information which should help an administrator to determine the build info of a client that is logged-on to the Microsoft Exchange Server. To  

View Site or Shared Mailboxes on a Smartphone?

Public folders won't sync to smartphones, but what about site mailboxes? Can they sync?

Online Services in Outlook: Gmail, Yahoo, iCloud, AOL, GoDaddy

How to configure email accounts in Outlook, including Gmail, Hotmail, Godaddy, and Yahoo email. We have a list utilities that work with some web-based email services.

How to Repair Office 2010, 2007, or 2003 Installations

Follow the instructions on this page to repair your Office 2010, Office 2007 or Office 2003 installations to fix errors in Outlook. For help repairing Office 2013 or Office 2016, see How to Repair Your Office or Outlook Installation Outlook 2010 Because Office Diagnostics was mostly useless, it was removed from Office 2010. You'll need  

Outlook and iCloud Sync Issues

We're seeing a lot of questions (and complaints) about the new iCloud service and Outlook integration. Users with POP3 accounts seem to have the most problems (but could benefit the most from iCloud), since the data is local to one computer and iCloud moves it all into the cloud. We have solutions to many of the problems.

How to Create a New Profile

How to create a new profile in Outlook 2007, 2010, 2013 and set it to use an existing pst file.

How to Open Outlook Templates and Files using Toolbar Buttons

How to create a toolbar button in Outlook 2007 or Outlook 2010 to open templates and files and disable the security warning dialog that displays before the template or files opens.

Understanding Fonts and the +Body Style

We get two types of questions about font handling in Outlook: How do I change the default fonts? Why is Outlook using [some font] instead of the one I set as default? Outlook 2007 and 2010 have two places where fonts are set: in Stationery and Fonts and in the Body style. Most people select  

Say No! to Compatibility Mode

Enabling Compatibility mode in Windows 7 will cause problems in Outlook, including operation error messages and problems creating accounts or new data files. Tutorial shows how to check compatibility settings.

View Two Calendars in Outlook

This tutorial shows you how to view two (or more) calendars side by side and overlay them in Outlook 2007 (and Outlook 2010/2013). Outlook 2003 supports side-by-side calendars but does not support overlaying the calendars. Older versions of Outlook do not support opening multiple calendars like this; you'll need to right click on the calendar  

How to Easily Change the Private Flag

You can easily change the Private flag (and many other fields) either by editing inline or dragging the item to a new group. First, if you are not using a table (list) view, you need to change to a table view, such as By categories. You can do this from the View menu. Once you  

Connect Gmail Calendar to Outlook

How to add a read-only Google Calendar to Outlook using the Internet Calendar feature.