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.

Using Navigation Pane Groups
  • Outlook 2003 and up offer an option to make New Groups (in the Navigation Pane) and quite a few users aren't quite sure what they should do with them. I use groups hold calendars I don't want to see in the Navigation pane and to keep certain colleagues calendar's together. If I need to see the  

  • Configuring "Send As" Permissions on Exchange Server
  • There are two ways to give other users the ability to "send as" another user, mailbox, or public folder address when you use Microsoft Exchange server. The first is using the Delegates feature on the Tools, Options menu. This is configurable in Microsoft Outlook by any user and adds "on behalf of" to the From  

  • Command Line Switches Tutorial
  • We often tell people to use switches but don't always explain how they are used, leaving the user to find out on their own. Even when we do explain how to use them, we often leave out two critical points: there is a space between outlook and the slash and most importantly, you need to  

  • Find and Delete Extend.dat
  • When you receive and error that Outlook can't find and add-in, the usual cause is that you uninstalled it but Outlook didn't delete the file it uses to keep track of installed add-ins. This file is extend.dat and is found in the (hidden) local app data file under your user account. It's in the same  

  • 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  

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