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How to create an Outlook Address Book

The address book is usually created when you create a Personal Folders profile, but only one address book can be defined for the profile. Fortunately you can easily create additional address books out of the profile for your own needs.

How to display and hide the Reading pane

You can display or hide a Reading pane that displays the header and partial contents of the selected message.

How to specify which folder is displayed when Outlook starts

Most people prefer to have Outlook display the Inbox when the application is started. The following tip enables you to specify which folder you would like to be displayed when you start Outlook.

How to control how the Reading Pane marks E-mails as read

When you open an e-mail, it automatically is marked as read. However, if you are using the Reading Pane to view messages instead of opening them, you have a number of possible options for marking e-mails as being read.

How to specify a Custom Message in the New Mail Alert

You can configure Outlook to display a message of your choice when a new e-mail arrives.

How to change the Stationery in Outlook

If you like visually appealing message templates called stationaries, you may want to set up Outlook to always use a particular stationery for all new messages.

Message Settings

Outlook message window does not show all message fields. There many fields hidden behind the Options button, where you can set message priority, delivery notifications, etc.

How to request a Receipt

If you want to be sure that someone has received your message, you can request a delivery receipt.

Using AutoCorrect

Outlook, like other Office applications, supports AutoCorrect - a feature that allows Outlook to correct common spelling and typing errors and to replace characters with symbols. You also can use AutoCorrect as a shortcut, which means you can type a small string of characters and have those characters replaced by a longer string.

How to import a Contact Group sent you as an attachment

Sharing Contact Groups can be a great timesaver when multiple people need to continuously e-mail the same groups of individuals (for more details see Sharing Contact Groups). You can easily import a Contact Group that was e-mailed to you as an attachment.