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5 Tips to Get the Most Out of Outlook

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You might use Outlook every day, but are you using it as efficiently as you could be? Here are 5 tricks to help you get the most out of Outlook.

1. Use rules to filter & sort emails

This is an excerpt from our post How to Use Rules to Filter and Sort Emails in Outlook.

Filtering and sorting emails manually in Outlook can be a very time-consuming task. Luckily, to save time, you can set up rules, which are policies that perform specific actions when certain criteria are met. Here’s how to do it.

2. Use Outlook Sniffer to automatically process meeting requests

This is an excerpt from our post How to Use Outlook Sniffer.

Sniffer might be a funny name, but it’s a useful feature in Outlook. It automatically processes certain kinds of email messages like meeting requests and polls, and it can save you lots of time.

3. Have replies automatically go to your assistant

This is an excerpt from our post How to Have Replies Go to a Different Address in Outlook.

Typically, when you send an email and someone replies to it, the reply is going to come right back into the same inbox that it was sent from. But sometimes, you might want replies to go to a different address. For instance, you might like to send initial messages from certain email addresses, but might want replies to go to an assistant. So in that case, you need to adjust the reply-to field in Outlook.

4. Find important emails faster

This is an excerpt from our post Easy Tips for Improving Searches in Outlook.

If you’re a heavy Outlook user, there’s a good chance that you’ve got hundreds, if not thousands, of emails floating around your mailboxes at any given time. Wading through through the noise to find specific messages can be difficult. Here are a few tricks of searching in Outlook, so that you can find what you need–fast.

5. Use add-ins

This is an excerpt from our post 3 Awesome Outlook Add-ins That’ll Make Your Life Easier.

You can do a lot with Outlook add-ins, like scheduling meetings at Starbucks, setting Uber ride reminders, and scheduling emails to send later. Here are three helpful add-ins that can help you do all of the above.

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