Outlook 2013 Mail, Calendar & Tasks

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How to Write a Quick Note in Outlook 2013

A note is the only type of item you can create in Outlook 2013 that doesn’t use a normal dialog box with menus, Ribbons, or toolbars. Notes are easier to use — but somewhat trickier to explain — than other [more…]

How to Use the Outlook 2013 Categories Feature

The Categories feature in Outlook is designed to help you tell what’s urgent from what can wait. There’s a lot of value in a good collection of information. However, you can’t squeeze full value from a [more…]

How to Encrypt Messages in Outlook 2013

When you encrypt a message in Outlook 2013, your system scrambles the contents of your outgoing message so that only your intended recipient can read your message. Back in the days of radio, millions of [more…]

Antivirus Software and Outlook 2013

There’s no substitute for effective antivirus software if you use your computer the way most people do. Most antivirus programs automatically connect to Outlook 2013, scan incoming message for viruses, [more…]

How to Respond to a Meeting Request in Outlook 2013

Even if you don’t organize meetings and send invitations in Outlook 2013, you may get invited to meetings now and then, so it’s a good idea to know how to respond to a meeting request if you get one. [more…]

How to Check Responses to Your Meeting Requests in Outlook 2013

Each time you organize a meeting with Outlook 2013, you create a small flurry of e-mail messages inviting people to attend, and they respond with a flurry of messages either accepting or declining your [more…]

How to Take a Vote with Outlook 2013

You can use Outlook 2013 as a decision-making tool if you take advantage of the Outlook voting buttons. Management gurus constantly tell us about the importance of good teamwork and decision making. But [more…]

Outlook 2013 Address Books

Outlook 2013 still uses several different Address Books that are really part of Microsoft Exchange Server. The Address Books have several separate, independent lists of names and e-mail addresses — it’s [more…]

How to Use SharePoint Team Services with Outlook 2013

Microsoft actually provides more than one method of using Outlook 2013 to collaborate with other people. SharePoint Team Services connects to Outlook and helps you collaborate. SharePoint is basically [more…]

Go Pro with Hosted Mailing Services and Outlook 2013

When your business goals drive you to launch a campaign of mass mailings and e-mail marketing, Outlook 2013’s built-in tools are a good enough place to start, but you may want to consider using one of [more…]

How to Deal with Multiple E-Mail Accounts and Outlook 2013

You can use Outlook 2013 to exchange e-mail through more than one e-mail address. For example, you might have different e-mail addresses for business use and personal use. If you want to create a similar [more…]

Subscribe to a YouTube Channel in Outlook 2013

The simplest way to subscribe to YouTube channels in Outlook 2013 is to use Internet Explorer. You need Internet Explorer version 7 or later to do that. When you subscribe to a feed in either Outlook or [more…]

How to Read Feeds in Outlook 2013

After you’ve subscribed to an RSS feed, it appears in the RSS Feeds folder in the Outlook 2013 Folder list. No matter whether you’ve subscribed to YouTube channels, podcasts, blogs, or anything else, you [more…]

How to Use the Outlook Social Connector

Outlook 2013 has a feature called the Outlook Social Connector — the People pane — to help you keep track of your contacts’ and colleagues’ social media activities. In time you’ll appreciate being able [more…]

Add a Facebook or LinkedIn Connection to Outlook 2013

Outlook 2013 and LinkedIn make a productive pair. LinkedIn invites you to create links with people you know, both business acquaintances and personal friends. However, the people with whom you create connections [more…]

Get a Good View of Your Outlook 2013 Calendar

Outlook 2013 enables you to slice and dice the information in every section nearly any way you can imagine, using different views. You could easily fill a cookbook with the different views you can create [more…]

How to Print Your Journal in Outlook 2013

You can print your Journal (or parts of it) to see recent or upcoming activities. Stick it on the wall where you can look at it often. Some folks just don’t get a complete picture from information on a [more…]

The Outloook 2013 Journal

As with other Outlook 2013 modules, the Journal comes with multiple views that show your entries in different ways — whether that’s a record of phone calls or a list organized by the names of the people [more…]

How to Change a Task in Outlook 2013

No sooner do you enter a new task in Outlook 2013 than it seems that you need to change it. Sometimes you can enter a task and then change some of the particulars later — add a due date, a reminder, an [more…]

How to Create a Regenerating Task in Outlook 2013

A regenerating task in Outlook 2013 is like a recurring task, except that it recurs only when a certain amount of time passes after the last time you completed the task. [more…]

How to Mark Tasks as Complete in Outlook 2013

Marking off completed tasks in Outlook 2013 (or on any to-do list) is even more fun than entering them, and it’s much easier. If you can see the task you want to mark complete in either the To-Do bar or [more…]

How to View Your Tasks in Outlook 2013

Outlook 2013 comes with several ways to view your Task list and enables you to invent and save as many custom views as you like. The views that come with Outlook take you a long way when you know how to [more…]

How to Get Around Outlook 2013's Calendar

No doubt you’ve been looking at calendars your whole life, so Outlook 2013 Calendar will be pretty simple for you to understand. It looks like a calendar: plain old rows of dates, Monday through Friday [more…]

How to Change the Dates of Appointments in Outlook 2013

You can be as fickle as you want with Outlook 2013. In fact, to change the time of a scheduled item, just drag the appointment from where it is to where you want it to be. Or back again . . . maybe . . [more…]

How to Configure Your Outlook 2013 Mail Account

When you initially launch Outlook 2013, you see an Outlook 2013 Startup Wizard. The prompts and on-screen help are self-explanatory. Adding a mail account within Outlook involves — surprise! — a wizard [more…]


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