Favourites in Microsoft Outlook

At the top left of your Outlook Mailbox list there is a section headed Favourites  – you can add Mail folders to this area so they are easily accessible.  This saves you having to scan down the Mailbox Navigation Pane to find a folder you use frequently.  Adding a Folder to Favourites does not remove it from the Mailbox list. Read More….

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Flagging in Microsoft Outlook

Thanks once again to the lovely Barbara Stapleton for this great little handout on working with flags in Microsoft Outlook.  Show some love if you like this and it was of benefit, and at least leave a small comment!   Read it here…. Flagging Messages in Outlook.


The Best of MS Outlook Keyboard Shortcuts

Thank you to Barb for this great compilation of Microsoft Outlook keyboard shortcuts – good for V2007 and V2010. Outlook Keyboard Shortcuts


Can’t beat the feeling of a clean Inbox…

If you are like me, and  loathe to simply delete old emails – you know – ‘in case’ you might need them later then why not try this: my solution is that every other month or so (or when the Inbox looks full and annoying), I create a new folder and call it ‘old stuff – insert relevant date) and then drag the contents of my Inbox over there.  This gives me a lovely, fresh, pristine Inbox without immediately deleting all the emails – and nothing beats that empty Inbox feeling!!

In around a month or two I will check back on that folder and if I haven’t touched anything there (because it wasn’t really that important), then I simply delete emails with gay abandon.  Try it….you might like it 🙂


Calendar and Mail Windows

If your work day means you are constantly in Outlook switching between, say, Inbox and Calendar, there is another way to do this.

  1. Let’s say you have the Inbox open, right click on the Calendar button on the left, in the Navigation Pane.
  2. Select “Open In New Window”.
  3. The calendar opens in a completely separate window which can be maximised, and you can now switch between both by using the buttons on the Task Bar at the bottom of the screen or by using Alt + Tab.