1. Technology
You can opt-out at any time. Please refer to our privacy policy for contact information.

Discuss in my forum

Top 50 Most Popular Outlook Tips, Tricks and Tutorials

By

The good, the bad, and the popular. Are there any correlations?
Well, find out for yourself if the most popular tips, tutorials and techniques for Outlook are not also some of the most helpful.

Of course, the most popular are not the only Outlook tips, and they are not the only good tips for Outlook:

(Updated April 2014)

1. How to Access Gmail with Outlook

Black businessman using laptop
Blend Images/Hill Street Studios/Brand X Pictures/Getty Images
Outlook and Gmail make a great couple; they send each other messages all day long. Here's how to set up access to a Gmail account in Outlook, and it is terrifically easy.

2. How to Set Up an Out of Office Vacation Auto-Reply in Outlook

While you are away from the computer, Outlook can automatically reply to incoming mail with a pre-written message telling senders when you’ll be able to reply individually.

3. How to Create an Email Signature in Outlook

Set up a short piece of text containing essential contact information, a tag line or maybe an ad or quotation to be inserted in every email you send from Outlook.

4. How to Access Windows Live Hotmail with Outlook

Use Microsoft Outlook to fetch and send email messages through your Windows Live Hotmail account comfortably and with all the power and flexibility of a real email client.

5. How to Insert an Image Inline in an Email with Outlook

If you want to include your photos, sketches or other images in your email messages directly (instead of as attachments), here's how to do it in Outlook.

6. How to Archive Old Mail in Outlook and Keep the PST File Small

If you want to make sure your Outlook is fast and snappy, keep your main PST file size small — by moving old mail to a separate archive file, for example.

7. How to Change the Default Font in Outlook

The font Outlook uses when you compose a message or read an email is too wide, tall, small, tiny, big or blue? Here's how to specify the precise font, font style and color to use by default for emails in Outlook.

8. How to Back Up or Copy Your Outlook Mail, Contacts and Other Data

Backing up all your important Outlook data (mail, contacts, calendars, and more) is as simple as copy and paste.

9. How to Export Your Outlook Contacts to a CSV File

Keep your contacts even if you leave Outlook behind. If you save your Outlook contacts as a CSV file, you can easily import them elsewhere.

10. How to Prevent Winmail.dat Attachments from Being Sent in Outlook

Beat application/ms-tnef and winmail.dat. Here's how to configure Outlook to make sure it does not send mysterious and inexplicable winmail.dat attachments with your emails to unsuspectingly confused recipients.
Related Video
Outlook Express Email

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.