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.
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.
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.
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.
How to add a file number to the subject line of an Outlook message using VBA. (Sample macro included.)
How to edit the subject of an incoming message in any version of Outlook.
How to configure email accounts in Outlook, including Gmail, Hotmail, Godaddy, and Yahoo email. We have a list utilities that work with some web-based email services.
If you have Contacts in Microsoft Outlook's Contacts folder but they are not accessible when you click on the To button, check these settings: Are you using the "wrong" view? Is Name Only selected at the top of the Address book dialog? When More Columns is selected as the Search option, the address book will
How to move an Outlook pst file used by an IMAP account or the ost file used by Outlook 2013 IMAP and EAS accounts. . Instructions include steps to move the pst or use the ForcePSTPath registry key.
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.
Outlook 2013 or Outlook 2016 users who are connecting to their Outlook.com account using Exchange ActiveSync (EAS) will need to remove the account from their profile and add it back using auto account setup, EAS accounts will stop working in the near future.
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 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