How To's Part 15: More Outlook Tips

By ServerWatch Staff (Send Email)
Posted Jul 17, 2002


Christopher Rice

          For those of you that have been around a while, you have no doubt seen one of these articles.  Basically, the way that these get created is you either mail me a question, or I happen to stumble across something cool in my day-to-day routine. 

For those of you that have been around a while, you have no doubt seen one of these articles. Basically, the way that these get created is you either mail me a question, or I happen to stumble across something cool in my day-to-day routine.

          In this case, it was the latter.  I fumble through Outlook all of the time and typically take for granted the things that I had to learn so long ago.  So, here are a few useful tips that you may not be aware of.

1.  If you want to quickly move a message to a different folder or to one of your personal folders, it is really pretty easy. 

     A. First, you need to locate the message that you want to move and highlight it:



     B. Next, right click and drop to "Move to Folder":



     C. Then choose from all of your mapped folders the new location of your message.  Remember, this can include your local .pst file as well.

 

2.  Setting Message Options for specific mail messages.

It is often not necessary to mark all of your mails as Important (although some annoying people do, just like always typing in CAPS), so, to assign Options to single mails, do the following:

     A. First, locate and highlight the message that you want to modify:



     B. Next, right click and drop to Options, you will get the following:



As you can see, you have the ability to do a lot here....

 

Let me know if you have any more ideas for articles.

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