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Adjust settings to stop Outlook from requesting logon credentials (Exchange Server)

Posted on 8/31/18 12:12 PM by Get Schooled in outlook, in exchange

If Outlook is harassing you with prompts to input your logon credentials whenever you use your Exchange account, it’s most likely because of the way your Outlook is configured. Unlike people, Outlook doesn’t take pleasure in your inconvenience, but it will (usually) follow its configurations to a T. Fortunately, changing this setting is simple and will prevent the logon prompt in the future.

To find and adjust the logon credentials setting:

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Never miss another important message: Color emails to make them pop (Outlook 2016/2013)

Posted on 8/8/17 5:54 PM by Get Schooled in outlook

Whether it’s your boss, your biggest client, or your mom, we all have someone whose emails we just can’t afford to miss. Make it easy to spot messages from that important sender by setting up a color-coding rule for your incoming mail.

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Can you take back an email you’ve already sent? Yes! Maybe. (Outlook 2016/2013/2010; Exchange Server)

Posted on 6/12/17 9:01 AM by Get Schooled in outlook

We’ve all been there. In the moment after sending off an email, you reconsider. Perhaps your language was too strong, or you realize you mistakenly hit Reply All instead of Reply. Outlook’s Recall feature can save you from the backlash of a hastily sent email—but only in certain conditions.

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Assign Categories To Calendar Entries For Easy Reading

Posted on 5/3/17 3:06 PM by Get Schooled in outlook

If your calendar is filled with not only your work tasks, but also your personal appointments and your boss's meetings, you may look at it and wonder what you're supposed to do next.
If you're using Microsoft Outlook, you can assign categories to your appointments and then choose to view only one category at a time.
To add a category to a calendar item in Microsoft Outlook:
1. Click on the Calendar icon in the Navigation Pane (click on the Calendar folder in the Folder List in 2000 and 2002).
2. Launch a new Meeting or Appointment form, or double-click on an existing event to open it.
3. Click the Categories button at the bottom of the form.
4. Select the appropriate check box from the Available Categories list box, or enter a custom category in the Item(s) Belong To These Categories list box, and then click the Add To List button.
5. Click OK to close the Categories dialog box.
To display your calendar by a category:
1. Click on the Calendar icon in the Navigation Pane (click on the Calendar folder in the Folder List in 2000 and 2002).
2. Choose View | Arrange By | Current View | Customize Current View from the Outlook menu bar (View | Current View | Customize Current View in 2000 and 2002).
3. In the Customize View dialog box (View Summary in 2000 and 2002), click the Filter button.
4. Click on the More Choices tab in the Filter dialog box.
5. Click the Categories button. Then, select the category that you'd like to print from the Available Categories list box.
6. Click OK three times to return to the Calendar.

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Assign Categories To Calendar Entries For Easy Reading

Posted on 1/15/17 3:20 PM by Get Schooled in outlook

If your calendar is filled with not only your work tasks, but also your personal appointments and your boss's meetings, you may look at it and wonder what you're supposed to do next.

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Combat bounced email with these troubleshooting tips (MS Outlook)

Posted on 7/19/16 9:28 AM by Get Schooled in outlook

Although your company higher-ups can read your email and block it, most likely, you've run into a different problem. While we strongly caution against sending personal email from your work account, the bottom line is that your email system isn't working as it should. We'll go through the most common culprits behind returned, or bounced, email.

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Show two time zones in your Outlook calendar

Posted on 7/8/14 9:32 AM by Get Schooled in Microsoft, in outlook, in time zones

When you work with people in another time zone, it's a good thing to keep track of what time it is there. And, you can, by adding a second time zone to your Outlook calendar. To do this, display your Calendar in Day or Work Week view, right-click above the time bar, choose Change Time Zone from the shortcut menu.

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Get the view you want by using the Field Chooser in Microsoft Outlook

Posted on 11/12/13 4:09 PM by Get Schooled in Microsoft, in outlook, in Tips & Tricks

Table views in the Inbox show you a lot of information about your messages. However, the fields (columns) in a specific view may not provide the right data for you. If you open your Inbox to Messages view, you'll see that the Flag Status Importance field is the default first column, and there is no column at all for the Sent field. What if you'd rather know when you sent something instead of a message's importance?

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Show two time zones in your Outlook calendar

Posted on 1/8/13 2:25 PM by Get Schooled in calendar, in Microsoft, in outlook, in time zones, in Tips & Tricks

When you work with people in another time zone, it's a good thing to keep track of what time it is there. But, it's easy to forget how many hours ahead or behind they are. A simple way to keep track of this is by adding a second time zone to your Outlook calendar. To do this, first display your Calendar in either Day or Work Week view so you can see the time bar that displays the hours in your calendar. Then, right-click above the time bar and choose Change Time Zone from the shortcut menu.

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Up productivity with Outlook keyboard shortcuts

Posted on 12/11/12 10:45 AM by Get Schooled in keyboard shortcuts, in Microsoft, in outlook, in Tips & Tricks

When working in Outlook, you probably move to your mouse and then click on menus to create new emails, tasks, appointments, and so on. Instead, try our list of shortcuts, keep your hands on your keyboard, and get right to typing your information.

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