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Do NOT use Stationery for your Outlook Emails

Outlook lets you send out emails with a background/stationery/wallpaper. Well… just because you can does not mean you should. For the vast majority of business (and even personal) emails, do NOT use any stationery… leave the email to have its plain white background. I cannot tell you how many times…

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Long Term Benefits of Sending Newsletters from Outlook

Last week we looked at the short term benefits that we have experienced by sending out regular newsletters. This week I look at the longer term benefits of maintaining regular contact. Our mailing  list includes thousands of our existing customers as well as thousands of prospects (people who have not…

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Use your Hotmail Account inside Microsoft Outlook using Outlook Hotmail Connector (32 Bit and 64 Bit)

Do you use Hotmail? Here’s some information from Microsoft to help connect your Outlook to your Hotmail account. With Microsoft Outlook Hotmail Connector 32-bit, you can use Microsoft Office Outlook 2003, Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 or Microsoft Office Outlook 2010 to access and manage your Microsoft Windows Live Hotmail or…

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Short Term Benefits of Regular Email contact (newsletters) from Outlook (more sales!)

I hope that the following notes on our results with Email Marketing will inspire you to start making regular contact with your own list of customers/prospects. We’ve had a newsletter for several years but we’ve only started linking sales results to the timing of our newsletter releases recently. The results…

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Auto-Highlight Your Comments in Outlook Emails

People often email me several questions in the same email. My answer is normally… Please see comments below… and then I write comments inside the “original message” that is part of the email. I have setup Outlook to automatically insert my name to identify MY comments to the reader. Here’s…

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Outlooks HIDDEN Shortcuts to anything on your computer or the Web

While we’re on the topic of shortcuts, did you know that Outlook can keep and organize shortcuts to almost anything in Outlook, your computer, your network or the Internet. Here’s how… Open the shortcuts pane by going to Outlook and then clicking CTRL-7 to display the Shortcuts Pane. To add…

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Easy Screenshots in Word 2010 for Blog Posts, Help Manuals, Technical Support etc.

Last week’s post discussed how easy Outlook 2010 makes it to email screenshots to other people. This feature has also been implemented in Word 2010. I now use it to prepare my blog posts and thought it was worth sharing with you even though it is not an Outlook tip.…

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Keyboard Shortcuts in all Versions of Outlook

Many productivity gurus say that keyboard shortcuts can save you a lot of time. I don’t use keyboard shortcut too much myself but there are a few that I do find useful. Here’s a list of the main keyboard shortcuts in Outlook. Let me know what you think is the…

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Download Soccer World Cup Timetable into Outlook

It is less than 24 hours before the 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup starts. Here’s how you can download the times for all the games into your Outlook Calendar. Make sure that your computer is setup to the correct time zone. This step is important to ensure that the game…

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Adding Reminders to Outlook Emails (My favourite keyboard shortcut)

I am not a big user of keyboard shortcuts but I do use this when I want to add a flag or reminder to an email Select the email. Press CTRL-SHIFT-G to display the Custom Flagging screen. I find this keyboard shortcut much easier to use then either finding the…

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Customer Story: How I use Email Notes for Outlook in my business

Since we are about to release a small update to Email Notes for Outlook, I thought we would share a user’s story of how he uses Email Notes in his business. I love my clients, but more times than not the e-mail I receive from them just isn’t clear or…

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What’s new in Outlook 2010: Super-Easy Screen Shots of any screen in any application

Outlook 2010 has a new feature that makes it really easy to send screen shots (pictures of any screen) to someone else via email. This is really handy if you need to send someone a picture of your screen because of technical problems etc. Create a new email. Click on…

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How to Improve Outlook Performance by disabling unnecessary addins

Outlook Addins are an essential productivity tool to most business users of Outlook. You may however find that you are running some unnecessary addins that you are not even aware of. Disabling or removing those addins can help speed up your system. You can turn addins on or off from…

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Is your Outlook data ready to crash – Outlook will not open?

While checking something on my dad’s computer over the weekend, I found out that he will probably LOSE YEARS WORTH OF EMAILS soon… This is through no fault of his own and there will be no warning when it happens… Outlook will simply stop working. Here’s how you can check…

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