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.
When Contacts are automatically updated, you need to check the settings in Outlook's Social Connector, which has automatic updates of contacts enabled by default. A change log is added to notes so you know what was changed.
The Exchange administrator can mail-enable public folders. You can then use it as a generic company address (such as sales@ or help@ ). If you mail-enable a Calendar folder, users can include it in meeting requests. Once the folder is mail-enabled, you can use the Folder Assistant to forward messages it receives to other addresses.
Solutions available! When attachments are opened from a message in Outlook 2010, they are read-only. Users cannot edit the attachment and save the changes back to the message, they need to save the attachment to the hard drive and reattach it.
To use categories to create a dynamic distribution list, switch to the By Category view then select the category group you want to send a message to. You can use this method to create meeting requests, appointments, task, or journal items. In Outlook 2007 and 2010 (and above), to create an appointment linked to a
How to add a read-only Google Calendar to Outlook using the Internet Calendar feature.
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 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.
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.
How to password-protect Microsoft Outlook data files so other people can't read your email or view your calendar or contacts.
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.
As many users know, you can edit the subject line in a message. In Outlook 2010 and newer, when you use the default view with the Date (Conversation) setting, you'll see the original subject in the message list.
How to edit the subject of an incoming message in any version of Outlook.
How to uninstall Outlook without uninstalling other Office applications.
Newer versions of Outlook let you start in any folder in your profile. You can use this method to open Outlook with a non-default folder - this is especially handy if you want to start in a different calendar folder. In Outlook 2010 and up, choose your startup folder at the top of the File,
The steps you'll use to view Outlook's Internet Header depends on your version of Outlook. With the exception of Outlook 2003, Outlook displays only the headers, not the full message source.