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How to add custom holidays to the calendar

This tip shows how to create and add custom holidays, for example, of your company to the Outlook calendar.

How to add country holidays to the calendar

This tip shows how to add holidays of your country or any other country to the Outlook calendar. See other tip how to add custom holidays to the calendar.

How to open replies and forwards in a new window

By default, if Reading pane is opened, Outlook opens replies and forwards in the same window, but you can fix this behavior and open them in a new window.

Adding Data files

Although Outlook automatically creates Data Files as needed when you add accounts, you might want to add your own Data Files (.pst - files) to a profile. For example, perhaps you use an Exchange Server account for your primary Outlook store, but want a set of personal folders to serve as an archive; or perhaps you have an Exchange Server account and are adding a POP3 account.

Reply and forward options

For replies and forwarded messages, you can choose to attach the original text, to include and indent the text, or to add a prefix to each line of the original message or reply without including the original text.

Color coding messages

Usually Outlook users are using folders to organize messages, but you can also use colors. For example, you might apply a special color to all messages from a particular person. You can then see at a glance which messages are from that person.

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 turn on or off Mini Toolbar

By default Outlook shows feature called the Mini Toolbar. This feature can be useful, but somebody might want to turn it off. This tip shows how to turn on or turn off this feature.

Quick Preview of Emails

Sometimes you just need to have a quick preview of an email before deciding whether to open it. Outlook provides a feature called AutoPreview that shows the first few lines of your emails.

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.