Changing an Email to a Meeting Request

We’ve all done it. You start typing an email, then four lines into your magnificent prose you realise that what you’ve typed is probably best delivered in face-to-face meeting. So now you want to send a meeting request. It seems a terrible shame to deprive humanity of your beautifully-crafted words so deleting your half-finished email…

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Surfing t’Internet in Outlook

Few people use it this way, but Outlook does a pretty neat turn as a web browser. To surf the web from the comfort of your Outlook armchair go to View > Toolbars >Web to display the web address bar. Now, just type a URL (like www.microsoft.com) into the newly visible address bar and Outlook’s view…


Unblocking Blocked Attachments in Outlook

Ever wondered why Outlook 2003 makes it so difficult to send and receive certain attachments? It’s all for your own protection (especially you Dad!) but I’ve enclosed some handy tips here to help you get round Outlook’s draconian settings! Which files get blocked? There’s a long list of file types that Outlook blocks here: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/assistance/HA011402971033.aspx…


My Top Tips for Good Email

Blake Handler recently posted an interesting list of his 25 Rules for Outlook Etiquette. I was intrigued by this list and thought I should have a pop at compiling my own. Having just compared the two they are kind of similar, but different. Setting out rules for email etiquette is not easy. What seems like basic…

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New Year Tidy Up

If, like me, you feel the need to purge your life of unwanted clutter after returning from the holiday break, take a quick trip to Outlook’s Tools > Mailbox Cleanup feature. This handy tool makes it easy to do four cleansing things: (1) check the size of your ever-expanding mailbox, (2) locate large or old…