"Outlook Tips" category

Outlook email templates: 10 ways to quickly reply to repetitive emails

If a major part of your online communication is repetitive emails, it would be only natural that you strive to optimize that part of your work. Replying with template can be a great alternative to composing emails from scratch in a tedious keystroke-by-keystroke way. Continue reading

How to create a meeting template in Outlook

An engaging and informative invitation is an important part of running a successful meeting, and a well-crafted template can save you enormous time on the job. This article looks at how to quickly create meeting templates in Outlook, preset any fields, add input boxes, drop-down menus, and more! Continue reading

Outlook Quick Steps: how to create and use

When doing the same things day in and day out, most irritating is the necessary do it from scratch every time. What would you say if instead of tedious multi-step processes you could accomplish your email routines with a button click? It is what Outlook Quick Steps are all about. Continue reading

How to add a dropdown list to Outlook email template

Want to create a dropdown list in your email template? Make it possible to select multiple items? Populate a dropdown from a database? You will find all the solutions in this tutorial. Continue reading

How to make Outlook email template with fillable fields, variables and dropdown lists

If replying to repetitive emails is part of your daily routine, then most likely you are using Outlook templates to automate this part of your work. But what if your template contains some variables that you need to change before an email goes off? Continue reading

Thank you letter samples: after interview, for recommendation, for scholarship, and more

In this article, you will find examples of ready-to-use thank you letters as well as tips to write your own notes, email messages and letters of thanks in a professional manner. Continue reading

How to export and import contacts between Outlook and Google Gmail

Switching between Microsoft Outlook and Google Gmail is a very common trend these days. Some people are migrating from a desktop-oriented Outlook app to a cloud-based Gmail while others are using different email clients for their personal and business communication. Luckily, both Outlook and Gmail make it possible to transfer all your contacts in one go. Continue reading

How to import contacts into Outlook from CSV and PST file

There may be different reasons why you may want to transfer contacts into your Outlook address book. For example, you inherited a list of contacts in an external database, or you are migrating from another mail server, or perhaps you are setting up a new account. Continue reading

How to export contacts from Outlook

Whether you are migrating to another email service or making a regular backup of your data, it is crucial to transfer all contact details without any fail. This tutorial will teach you a few easy ways to export Outlook contacts into a .csv or .pst file, so that you could later import them anywhere you need. Continue reading

How to share Outlook calendar with Google

Sharing something between two different applications is often far more complicated than it needs to be, especially when it comes to Microsoft Outlook and Google Gmail, the two most prevalent mail and calendar apps used today. This tutorial will teach you 3 easy ways to share Outlook calendar with Google without using any extensions, plug-ins or third-party tools. Continue reading

How to add and view shared calendar in Outlook

In the previous article, we discussed different ways to share Outlook calendar with other people. Looking from another angle - if someone shared a calendar with you, how do you open it in Outlook on your desktop? Continue reading

How to share Outlook calendar

Want to let your colleagues, friends and family members know what's on your schedule so they can see your free times? The easiest way is to share your Outlook calendar with them. Depending on whether you use a locally installed desktop app or Outlook Online, an Exchange Server account within your organization or a private POP3 / IMAP account at home, different options will be available to you. Continue reading

How to share and publish calendar in Outlook on the web and Outlook.com

If you have an Office 365 subscription or are subscribed to another Exchange-based mail service, you can use Outlook on the web to share your calendar with coworkers, friends and family members. Continue reading

Schedule email sending and delay delivery in Outlook

Does it often happen to you that you send an email and a moment later you wish you hadn't? Perhaps you clicked Reply All instead of Reply, or accidentally sent sensitive information to a wrong person, or just realized that your angry response was a bad idea and you need to cool down. Continue reading

How to recall email message in Outlook and Gmail

A hasty click of the mouse can happen to the best of us. So, the Send button is hit, your email is on its way to the recipient, and you are cringing at the thought of what it may cost you. Before you start weighing the consequences and composing an apology notice, why not try to retrieve the erroneous message? Continue reading

Quick Access Toolbar in Excel: how to customize, move, reset and share

Getting to the commands you use most often should be easy. And it is exactly what the Quick Access Toolbar is designed for. Add your favorite commands to the QAT so they are only a click away no matter what ribbon tab you currently have open. Continue reading

Outlook Quick Parts and AutoText: how to create, edit and use

Like many Outlook users, you may often need to send the same text over and over again – new offers to your business partners, replies to prospective clients, reports to supervisors, and so on. Do you still do it the long and tedious keystroke way? In this case, you'll certainly find Quick Parts very useful. Continue reading

How to archive in Outlook automatically or manually (emails, tasks, calendar and other items)

If your mailbox has grown too big in size, it stands to reason to archive old items to keep your Outlook fast and clean. Using the AutoArchive feature, you can move older items to a separate .pst file that you can open from Outlook any time you need it. Continue reading

How to backup Outlook emails and other items (safe .pst backup)

This tutorial will teach you to safely back up Outlook emails, contacts, appointments, and other items automatically or manually in all versions of Outlook 2016 to 2007. Continue reading

How to create, add and change signature in Outlook

If you often communicate with your friends and family, and especially if you conduct business via e-mail, your signature is one of the most essential points of communication. This tutorial will teach you how to create a professional attention-getting email signature in Outlook, add it to all outgoing emails automatically or insert into a message manually. Continue reading

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