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Following Up On YOUR Sent Emails!

How often do you find yourself rushing around in a panic… trying to get some important task completed… maybe you forgot to do something you had promised someone else in an email… or maybe someone else did not do something you had emailed them about (if only you had followed…

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Showing the number of Unread Emails in an Outlook folder AND it's subfolders

In Outlook, if a folder has any unread emails, then the folder is bold and the number of unread emails is written in brackets BUT… this only reflects the folder itself… what about emails in its subfolders? This can be a problem if you have (for instance) a folder called…

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(vCards) How to Receive and Send Business Cards in Outlook

In the physical (paper) world, printed business cards are a common way of sharing contact information. Do you know that Outlook also provides a very effective way of sending electronic business cards? What is an electronic business card? Electronic business cards are called vCards and are files with the extension…

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How to Delay/Schedule Outlook Email Delivery

A friend who does a lot of consulting work had a very unusual problem. He often works on reports late at night that end up getting emailed out in the very early hours of the morning. Problem: The recipient can see the Sent time of the email. In his industry…

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Color Code Emails in Your Outlook Inbox

Letting Outlook color-code emails can greatly improve your productivity by focusing your attention on the right emails. Here are a few simple tips … using tools that are built into Outlook … that you can use to achieve this. The instructions in this post apply to Outlook 2000-2007. If you…

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Receiving newsletters in your Inbox can REDUCE Your Productivity!

Do you subscribe to any email newsletters, mailing lists or groups? I often find myself going to check my email and 30 minutes later all I have done is read through “interesting” articles instead of doing any real work. Microsoft’s built-in Rules feature provides a solution. What are Rules in…

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Why (and how) we need to make Notes on Emails in Outlook

I was at a friends office yesterday and observed him rummaging through his desk looking for email printouts… on which he had hand-written notes.  We got into a discussion on why we need to make notes on emails at all… and a way of making notes on emails directly in…

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SPAM ALERT! LinkedIn Emails in your Outlook Inbox may not be real

Over the last few days I have received several emails in my Outlook Inbox from LinkedIn… turns out that the emails were not from LinkedIn at all. This is the latest trick that spammers are using to get you to click on links that send you to their websites. Luckily… …

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