More Outlook How To's

By ServerWatch Staff (Send Email)
Posted Mar 27, 2002


Christopher Rice

          As an administrator or Help Desk technician, many of your tasks seem simple but can be pretty tough.  A perfect example of this is making modifications to Outlook.

As an administrator or Help Desk technician, many of your tasks seem simple but can be pretty tough. A perfect example of this is making modifications to Outlook. How many times have you gone to some secretary's desk and had them ask you to 'get their mail back to the way it was'?

          How many times have you gone to some secretary's desk and had them ask you to "get their mail back to the way it was"?

          Probably a lot -- it used to always happen to me.

           If you have recently changed to Office XP, you will no doubt have noticed that some of the functionality of Outlook has changed.

         I am going to list a couple of these tasks:

  First up, adding the "From" field and the "BCC" field to your outgoing mails. If you have Word as your default editor in Office XP, this is done differently than in the past.  First, you open a new mail:



From here, click on the "Options" drop down box in the middle of the lower level of the tool bar (it's next to the HTML tag).



At this point, as you can see, you can add either of the mentioned fields to an outgoing mail.

You can also add your signature here.  By selecting the Signature option from the dropdown, you will be presented with the following screen:



You will be able to add, modify, or delete from this screen.  You can also edit your "Personal Stationary" by selecting the tab from the top of the window. 

If you want to change your "Options" from the drop down window, you can do that, too.



Here are two settings that people always want to set. 

1.  Increase the Importance of their messages (everybody thinks they are so important).

2.  Request read and delivered receipts.

           Hopefully, these have helped you out.  Feel free to mail me with ideas for new "How To" articles and I will be sure to get them out.

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