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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Use Conditional formatting rules to highlight messages in different colors.
How to create new color categories in Outlook 2007, 2010, and 2013.
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.
How to customize Outlook Contacts so that the Home address is the default address for all new contacts.
How to add a read-only Google Calendar to Outlook using the Internet Calendar feature.
Create tasks from email as they arrive using a simple script and Rules Wizard. With a slight variation, you can create a task from the message you are reading in the reading pane. Complete instructions and ready-to-use code samples included.
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.
Newer versions of Outlook let you start in any folder in your profile. You can use this method to open Outlook with a non-default folder - this is especially handy if you want to start in a different calendar folder. In Outlook 2010 and up, choose your startup folder at the top of the File,
How to configure a Microsoft Outlook POP3 email account to leave email on the server. Outlook 2010 and 2013 leave mail on the server for 14 days by default.
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.
Outlook 2010 builds on a number of features in Outlook 2007 and adds several popular requests, including the ability to open Exchange mailboxes on two different Exchange servers. The big change in this version is the ribbonized interface, with everything that used to be on the Tools menu now on the File tab (also called
You can insert text or HTML files in messages in Outlook (any version.) Use this to insert "boilerplate text" or HTML created in an HTML editor. In Outlook 2016, you need to customize the Quick Access Toolbar or Ribbon to add the Insert File command to the ribbon - the default Attach File command on
How to create your own send to shortcut that uses your Outlook stationery and signature. Customize the shortcuts to include the email addresses and more.
How to customize the look and behavior of Outlook's new Contact cards. For Outlook 2010 and Outlook 2013.
You can create Tasks from email messages by dragging the message to the task button the Navigation pane. If you want the message attached, right click and drag. When you drop the message, you'll have the option to copy the message as text or an attachment or move it as an attachment. If you want