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Get Someone's Attention in Outlook with @Mentions

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Using the @ symbol is a quick way to draw people’s attention to important things. Microsoft has rolled this handy feature into Outlook, so here’s how you can use it to get people’s attention in emails and also save time.

  • In Outlook, open up a new message. In the body of the email, type @ and then the first few letters of a contact’s name or email address. Their name will then become highlighted in the message body.
  • After you do that, Outlook will also automatically pop their email address into the To: field of the email. The recipient will also see the @ symbol next to the message in their inbox.

Note: This feature is only available in Outlook 2016, Outlook 2016 for Mac, Outlook on the web for Office 365 Business,, and Outlook on the web for Exchange Server 2016. Also, if you’ve got other members on your team who are communicating with you using this feature, you can filter your messages by clicking on “Mentions” to see the emails that have mentioned you.

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