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.
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A frequent equest is "How do I see who organized these meetings?" Easy: use a custom view that includes the organizer field. If you need to see the organizer for just one item in Outlook 2007 or Outlook 2010, the organizer is displayed on the appointment in Calendar view. The Organizer's name, along with the
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
Configure and use IMAP accounts with Microsoft Outlook. Learn how to configure Sent items and Deleted items folders in Outlook 2007 and up.
By default, Outlook marks a message read a few seconds after the message is selected. This can result in messages accidentally marked as read.
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 List view, you need to change to a table view, such as By categories. You can do this from the Home tab in some Outlook
Contact or Business Card images are displayed in the the Business Card view. Open the Contact, double click on the picture placeholder and select an image from your hard drive. For best results, crop and resize it before inserting it into Outlook. To add an image to the business card, double click on the business
Outlook 2010 has a new Conversation view that groups messages together. Many users don't like it, fortunately its easy to disable, using one of two methods. Method 1: Right click on the row of field names and choose Conversations, Show Messages in Conversations. Method 2: Switch to the View ribbon and click on the Conversation
How to open the More Settings dialog to configure Outgoing (SMTP) server settings, port numbers, and other settings.
Use the View Settings dialog to apply conditional formatting rules to messages in Outlook 2010 and above. In older versions, it's the Customize view dialog or Organize pane.
The steps you'll use to view Outlook's Internet Header depends on your version of Outlook. With the exception of Outlook 2003, Outlook displays only the headers, not the full message source.
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.
Use Conditional formatting rules to highlight messages in different colors.
How to password-protect Microsoft Outlook data files so other people can't read your email or view your calendar or contacts.
How to create an Outlook distribution list or contact group from any list of email addresses, including a spreadsheet in Excel or a custom view in Outlook (with only the display name and email address visible.)
What to do if you have Contacts in Microsoft Outlook's Contacts folder but they are not accessible when you click on the To button.