The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid

A friend sent me the following text recently. It highlights a few things for me. Firstly, it’s definitely a good idea to have spell check turned on at all times and secondly, I can now see why it’s so easy for spammers to side-step unsophisticated anti-spam filters and still ensure their invitation for ‘pneile elnargmenet’…

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Adding really important dates to your Outlook holiday file

I stumbled across this helpful explanation of how to customise the Microsoft Office Outlook® 2003 holiday file (Outlook.hol) to include dates that are important to you. This is really easy to do and a great way to make sure you (and possibly everyone else in your team) has the same key dates visible in their Outlook…

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What’s the point of the Junk E-Mail folder?

I was a member of a speaker panel at a Butler Group ‘Email Management Strategy Briefing’ in London recently and was asked a simple question: “What’s the point of having a Junk E-mail folder in Outlook 2003? Surely, if it’s junk, it’s junk, so why keep it?” The reason is that the Junk E-mail folder gives…

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Black Belt Custom Views in Outlook 2003

My last blog entry showed how you can use the Copy Folder Design feature to clone one folder view to another in Microsoft Outlook 2003. This is great if you only need to customise a couple of folders but this next black belt technique requires getting to grips with a well-hidden feature in Outlook called the…