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.
Another entry in my Lazy Programmer Series, a macro for Outlook users who want to schedule a message to send later. This macro is triggered by a reminder and sends a message, composed from the appointment's subject line and body.
I get quite a few complaints from people who say their fonts are tiny (or huge) or the font used for the reply shrinks yet Microsoft Outlook shows they are using a normal size font (such as 10 or 12 pt). I'll show you how to fix it. I also have a macro that will set the zoom level for you.
Basic instructions on using Outlook's VBA editor: how to open it, where to put the code, how to sign your code.
Use an ItemSend macro to set fields on email merges and include attachments.
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
Not every Outlook user wants an email account in Outlook, they just want to use Outlook for Calendar and Contacts. This is possible and in older versions of Outlook, it was offered as an option. To create a no mail account in newer versions, all you need to do is cancel the dialog when it
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. Featured Products Kernel for Outlook Duplicates RemoverKernel for Outlook Duplicates Remover tool easily
How to change how often Microsoft Outlook does automatic send and receives, you need to edit the Send and Receive settings.
Use an Outlook macro to open every hyperlink in the selected email message. A version of the macro will open hyperlinks in every message in the selected folder.
Configure and use IMAP accounts with Microsoft Outlook. Learn how to configure Sent items and Deleted items folders in Outlook 2007 and up.
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 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.
This code sample demonstrates how to use the contents of a text file to populate a ListBox. This works for ComboBoxes and TextBoxes. A client adds keywords to message subjects so it's easier to find the messages later but had a problem: if he misspelled a keyword or used a slightly different keyword, he might not find the message. My solution is a macro that lists keywords to choose from. He can select one or more keywords then click OK to add the keyword(s) to the subject.
How to customize the look and behavior of Outlook's new Contact cards. For Outlook 2010 and Outlook 2013.
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.