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.

Outlook 2013: Set reminders on Tasks in an IMAP account

How to configure Outlook 2013 IMAP accounts to get the full flag follow-up options (tomorrow, next week, etc.) and use a custom quick-step that saves email as task with text.

Edit and Save Outlook's Read-Only Attachments

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.

How to Show Appointments as "Free" by Default

Do you want most of your new appointments to use Free (or Tentative or Out of Office) as the default for the "Show as time" instead of Busy? Outlook doesn't have an option to set the "Show time as" default but you can create a custom appointment form with "Show time as" set to Free,  

Changing the End Date on Recurring Appointments

How to end a recurring appointment or cancel future events in a recurring meeting and keep any exceptions (including notes in individual occurrences or appointments/meetings moved to different dates).

Editing the Subject Line in Outlook

As many users know, you can edit the subject line in a message. This makes it easier to find messages especially when they don't include a subject. If you are new to editing the subject, simply open the message, type in the subject field and save. We have more information and a video tutorial at  

Change the Subject of an Incoming Message

How to edit the subject of an incoming message in any version of Outlook.

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.