Video Tutorials

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.

How to create New Folders in Outlook
  • It's easy to add more folders to Outlook - right click on any folder and choose New Folder. You can change the folder type, if necessary, and change where the folder will be placed. You can put folders in the "root", along with the Inbox, Calendar, Contacts etc, or as a subfolder of any folder  

  • Editing received email messages
  • It's simple to open a received message to edit it or change the format of messages. You can use this method to add notes to a message or add attachments to a message. You don't need to go into edit mode to edit the subject field: simply type in the subject field of an open  

  • Change the Subject of an Incoming Message
  • How to edit the subject of an incoming message in any version of Outlook.

  • 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.

  • Where is Outlook's PST file?
  • By default, Windows hides a lot of files and folders including many of the support files Outlook uses. In order to find it using Search, you need to use the Advanced search option to search all hidden files and folders and all system files. Although Outlook's PST file is stored in a folder that is  

  • Change Send and Receive Settings
  • How to change how often Microsoft Outlook does automatic send and receives, you need to edit the Send and Receive settings.

  • Create a custom field for Outlook messages
  • How to create a custom field to mark messages that were responded to in Microsoft Outlook.

  • 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.