How to create a custom field to mark messages that were responded to in Microsoft Outlook.
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, I have a list of all pages with video tutorials here and in the Tutorials index.
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.
Create a Custom Field to Mark Messages
Duplicate Remover Tools
Sponsored by While you can remove duplicates by hand, these tools make it easier when there are a lot of duplicates. The following pages are a collection of mail utilities for Microsoft Outlook that don't fit any of the categories listed under More Information. There is a separate page for each type of utility and
What to look forward to in Outlook 2010
Outlook 2010 builds on a number of features in Outlook 2007 and adds several popular requests, including the ability to open Exchange mailboxes on two different Exchange servers. Would you like to try Outlook 2010? A 60 day trial is available. For more information, see Outlook 2010 Trial. The big change in this version is
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.
How to combine two Outlook data files (*.pst) into one
We are often asked how to merge two folders. It's easy – use a list view then drag the items to the other folder. Or use the Move to folder command. It doesn’t matter which type of Outlook folder you are using, the method is the same for all folders. If you want to move
Disable Protected View for Outlook Attachments
Protected view is a new security feature for all Office documents which arrive in email or are downloaded from Internet sources. This is a security sandbox used by Office 2010 to enhance attachment security. Administrators will be able to control whether all email attachments or only those from outside their Exchange network use Protected view.
How to Remove RSS Support from Outlook
Not everyone likes RSS support in Outlook, fortunately you can disable the RSS capability using group policy or a registry tweak. You can also remove the RSS folders from your profile. I'll show you how.
How to Create a Pick-a-Meeting Request
This frequent request comes from users looking for a way to send out meeting requests for training sessions or benefits meetings with HR, where each employee can pick the session that fits their schedule.
Where is the Organizer?
Use the View Settings dialog to apply conditional formatting rules to messages in Outlook 2010 and above. In older versions, it's the Customize view dialog or Organize pane.
Show the Home Address on a Contact Form by Default
How to customize Outlook Contacts so that the Home address is the default address for all new contacts.
Outlook 2010's Group Schedules
Earlier versions of Outlook had a group calendar window that was separate from Outlook so you could keep a group schedule visible while working in outlook and other applications. The group calendar was changed in Outlook 2010. Rather than having a separate list of groups that you can display in a scheduler-like window when needed,
Outlook's News Feed Folders
We’re seeing a lot of complaints about News Feed folders reproducing like rabbits in Outlook’s folder list. This folder is used by the social connector to display feeds in the People Pane. However, there is a bug in the current beta build and users with only an Outlook Connector account in their profile have multiple