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How to Add Voting Options to an Outlook Email

Need to take a quick poll? Maybe you need to find out how many people in the office are coming to lunch – and this quick tip will show you how the voting options work in Outlook! To making voting options available in an email you are composing: Click on the Options tab on the Ribbon. In the middle of the ribbon, click on Use Voting Options, and select which answers you want to make available. After clicking, you should see an information message that says “You added voting buttons to this message”. Send your email! Recipients will receive your message with…
OTWAdmin
September 2, 2019
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Organize Using Outlook’s Color Categories

Want to become more organized in Outlook? You can create your own color-coded labels with the Categorize feature to know at a glance what emails and calendar items are. Here’s how! Outlook’s Categorize Feature You can find the Categorize option in Outlook on the Ribbon or toolbar. You can start using the categories as is, or you can customize them with your own labels. Changing the Category Labels You can label the default color categories for your own needs. Go to Home > Categorize (in the Tags group) on the Ribbon From the drop-down list, choose All Categories. Click on…
OTWAdmin
May 6, 2019
Office 365Tech Tip

Going on vacation? Set up your Out-Of-Office Automatic Replies in Outlook

Before you head out the door for your afternoon off or that long-awaited summer vacation, take a moment to turn on Outlook’s Automatic Replies for your email. Email piles up while you’re out. It’s polite to let people know you’re away and who to contact during your absence. (Who knows, when you come back, it may all be taken care of for you! Or that’s the dream anyway.) Automatic Replies in Outlook Go to File > Automatic Replies. In the window that appears, select Send automatic replies. Select an optional time range for when you want your automatic reply to…
OTWAdmin
March 4, 2019
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Keyboard Shortcuts in Outlook

Did you know there are shortcuts for common actions in Outlook? Instead of hunting for the right buttons, just hit these keyboard shortcuts. Create a new email: Ctrl + Shift + M Send an email: Ctrl + Enter Reply to an email: select email and hit Ctrl + R Create an appointment: Ctrl + Shift + A Create a new meeting request: Ctrl + Shift + Q If you’ve never used these shortcuts before, you might be asked to confirm to the shortcut for that action (see image below). Are you an Outlook power user? Check out the full list…
OTWAdmin
March 19, 2018
Business ProductivityTech Tip

Delay sending emails in Outlook with a Rule

Is there a reason you might want to delay sending emails in Outlook? What possible reason could you want to put a 1-2 minute delay on all messages you hit "Send" on? The answer is pretty simple: Adding a Rule in Outlook to delay your sent messages can help you recall them if you suddenly realize you made a mistake. Outlook now has a recall feature, but it works under such a limited set of circumstances that it may only rarely be helpful. A tiny delay may work even better! Here's how to set up a delay Rule in Outlook. Go…
OTWAdmin
January 23, 2017
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Adding Tasks in Outlook

Need to remind yourself of what to do? You could keep a to-do list on paper at your desk, or in a spreadsheet. But in Outlook, you can easily create powerful Tasks. You can keep a lot of powerful, trackable information about your tasks. And by adding Tasks in Outlook, you’ll keep a record of what you’ve done. Adding Tasks Click New Items > Task on the Ribbon. Give your Task a Subject. If you have Start and Due Dates, add them. You can use Status, Priority, and % Complete to record more information about this Task. Need a reminder?…
OTWAdmin
January 2, 2017
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Searching your email in Outlook 2016

Do you have thousands of emails stored in your Outlook account? Do you sometimes need to find the one email from five months ago that mentions the access key for a software program you didn't think anyone was still using? Here are some tips for searching your Outlook email!
OTWAdmin
October 17, 2016
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Searching your Office 365 Outlook email

You may have thousands of sent and received emails in your Office 365 email account. If you’re looking for one email in particular, how do you find it? The desktop version of Outlook has powerful email search tools – where are they in Office 365? Here we’ll show you how to search Office 365 email as well. The “Search Mail and People” field is on the left of the Office 365 Outlook window, above the left sidebar Folder list. Type your first search term in this field and hit Enter! Then, the sidebar will display options to narrow your search,…
OTWAdmin
September 26, 2016