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How to Remove Ads from Outlook.com

September 16, 2017

Many of us know that by signing up for Outlook Email at Outlook.com, you get access to free personal email. (This email address can be @outlook.com or @hotmail.com.) Want help setting this up? Read this blog post for instructions and a couple of setup tips. Many people don’t realize that you also get access to a stack of Read More

Tips for Setting Up an Outlook.com Email to Access Free Web-Based Productivity Tools

September 15, 2017

If you have been thinking about setting up a free personal Outlook.com email, here’s some simple steps: Go to Outlook.com. Click on “Sign up” or “Create account”. You have the option to scroll down to the very bottom of the page and click on “Sign up”:Look in the top corner of the screen on the Read More

How to Turn Off Clutter Email Notifications in Outlook

August 9, 2017

Do you want to get rid of the Clutter notification emails in your Outlook inbox? I sure do. The notifications about messages being separated into the Clutter folder was helpful at the beginning, as Clutter is designed to filter low-priority email, not complete junk. Clutter has been around for long enough that I have built a habit into Read More

Get to Inbox Zero Using Schedule Email Feature in Outlook

April 11, 2017

There’s no better feeling than reaching inbox zero. I easily get overloaded and distracted by visual clutter. Tools like Wunderlist help me extract the to-do task I need to remember from an email and schedule it for the due date. But there are times when I see an email arrive in my Outlook inbox, and Read More

When the Smiley Face Symbol Auto-Corrects to a Square in Outlook 2016

February 25, 2017

**** [NOTE: Two updates have been made to the middle and bottom of this post to help readers resolve their issue faster.] **** A client recently came across an odd situation and I thought I’d share some ideas for solutions if this happens to you: What:  When writing an email in Microsoft Outlook, they would Read More

How to Attach Files Stored in SharePoint into an Email in Outlook 2016

October 7, 2016

In the past, to attach a file stored in a SharePoint site, we’d have to open SharePoint in the browser, navigate to the file stored in a library in a site, download it to the desktop, then drag it into the email. And if you wanted to attach multiple files, you’d have to download each file Read More

How to Set Up Connected Services in Outlook 2016

October 7, 2016

There’s a new way to attach files stored in SharePoint into an email using Outlook 2016. The first step is to make sure Outlook is connected to SharePoint so the two systems can talk to each other. Here’s how: How to Set Up Connected Services in Outlook 2016: Step 1: Open Outlook 2016. Step 2: Click on Read More

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How to Retrieve Emails in an Outlook Folder Stored on Server

May 10, 2016

How to fix the “There are more items in this folder on the server” issue in a folder in Outlook 2016 and get access to your emails. What: Certain folders would give me the following message: “There are more items in this folder on the server“. There was no link or button (that I could Read More

Etiquette for How to Cancel a Business Meeting in an Outlook Calendar

February 1, 2016

If you need to reschedule or cancel a meeting, the best approach IMHO is to respond via the Outlook Calendar meeting (versus a separate email, Yammer message, smoke signals, no show, etc.) Why? Emails related to Calendar invites stand out when one is quickly scanning an inbox, and demand attention/action. You’re saving time for the organizer as they Read More

When to Use Yammer, Email, or IM for Business Communications

February 1, 2016

Email, Yammer, and Instant Messages, Oh My! So many choices. When it comes to communication, everyone’s got their preference. But I seriously believe there should be some hard, fast ground rules when it comes to inter-office communications. I work with a team that has successfully adopted Yammer for the majority of our communications. Email is Read More

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