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 stores recently used email addresses in a nickname or autocomplete cache. This article helps you understand how the nickname autocomplete cache works and explains remove names from this autocomplete list and where to find the list.
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.
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.
How to add a file number to the subject line of an Outlook message using VBA. (Sample macro included.)
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.
Not surprisingly, there are more than a few users who don't Outlook to add birthdays to their calendar. Generally speaking, the best way to prevent this is by not putting birth dates and anniversaries in the contact fields. If you want to keep a record of important dates, add them to the notes field or
We occasionally get complaints from people who are using a group by view on Contacts and they have two groups of "(none)", often when grouping by Company or Country (because they are common fields to group by), but grouping by almost any field can result in two different (none) groups. This can happen with contacts
How to create additional Contact folders and enable then as Outlook Address Books.
When you use an IMAP account in Outlook 2013, appointments and contacts are stored in the IMAP data file. Create a local pst file and move the appointments and contacts to the local data file.
Public folders won't sync to smartphones, but what about site mailboxes? Can they sync?
How to create a new profile in Outlook 2007, 2010, 2013 and set it to use an existing pst file.
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.
Categories and flags are not available in all of my folders in Microsoft Outlook. I can use categories and flags on mail in my POP3 account but categories are not available in my IMAP account and flags are limited to one flag, no reminder. Why? The IMAP protocol doesn't support the Category and Flag properties
Occasionally you'll need to export data from Microsoft Outlook. Export is appropriate for moving calendar or contacts to another computer or backing up your calendar and contacts apart from your email, but should not be used to backup the entire pst. (Note Backup your contacts regularly if you sync with a mobile device.) To export
How to create a custom field to mark messages that were responded to in Microsoft Outlook.