Manage Exchange Online Inbox Overload - dummies

Manage Exchange Online Inbox Overload

By Ken Withee, Jennifer Reed

Exchange Online from Office 365 attempts to help you manage your e-mail by using a number of different features. The number of e-mails most people send and receive in a given day is amazing! If you are like many office workers, your inbox can quickly become overloaded.

One of the most important features is that you can access your e-mail any time and from any location that has either cell reception for your smartphone or a computer with a web browser and Internet connection. This feature allows you to stay current with your e-mail on your own time and not just when you are sitting in front of your work computer staring at hundreds of unread e-mails.

Have some downtime while waiting for the bus? Twiddling your thumbs at the doctor’s office? Get caught up on your e-mail and find out whether that important proposal has arrived.

In addition to anywhere access, some powerful productivity features come along with Outlook. For example, you can view all those messages about the same topic in a single e-mail thread known as a conversation. You can also quickly set up a meeting with those involved in the topic of the e-mail with a few clicks of the mouse.

Lync Online is closely integrated with Exchange Online and provides even more communication and productivity saving options.