Use @mentions to get someone's attention in Outlook

  • Outlook
  • 2016
From time to time when you send some email to your colleagues such as meeting protocol, in which you ask somebody to do something. Outlook proposes one feature as @mentions that can help to:
  • Quickly find every message where you have been asked to do something.
  • Ensure that the person who are asked do something really was added to recipient's list (yes!, often the person in question isn't be added to the recipients list!)

To add a person to the message, inside the body of the email message or calendar invite, enter the @ symbol and the first few letters of the contact's first or last name. For example:

Example of @mentions in Outlook 2016

Note: You can delete a portion of the mention, for example, everything other than the person's first name.

Outlook adds the mentioned recipient in the To:

@mentions are added to the field To in Outlook 2016

Note: If the @mentioned recipient has been a member of any of the groups, it doesn’t mean that she/he will receive this email two or more times.

The sender just can be sure that all mentioned recipient will receive a copy of this message.

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