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.
How to configure Outlook so you can easily send email from a shared Exchange mailbox.
This page sums up a few things I've learned about Outlook categories and color categories, with suggestions for using and managing categories along with troubleshooting tips. Outlook has always supported categories; through Outlook 2003, they were simply Categories. Outlook 2007 introduced Color Categories by merging the short-lived colored flags with categories.
After outlook.com account is migrated to the new server, Outlook 2010, 2007, 2003 users need to remove the Outlook Connector account and add the account back to Outlook.
If you don't care for Calibri font as the default for RSS feeds, you need to use a macro to change the font (on font size) as the font cannot be changed by the user. We have code samples for both Outlook 2010 and 2007.
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.
Use an ItemSend macro to set fields on email merges and include attachments.
You can easily change the Private flag (and many other fields) either by editing inline or dragging the item to a new group. First, if you are not using a table (list) view, you need to change to a table view, such as By categories. You can do this from the View menu. Once you
How to add a read-only Google Calendar to Outlook using the Internet Calendar feature.
How to create a custom field to mark messages that were responded to in Microsoft Outlook.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.