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Outlook 2013 Essential Training

via LinkedIn Learning


Learn how to leverage the power of Outlook to stay on top of all your important connections.

Learn how to leverage the power of Microsoft Outlook to stay on top of all your important connections. In this course, author Jess Stratton introduces you to navigating your email messages, calendar, and contacts in Outlook 2013. The course begins with a tour of the interface and shows how to connect to a wide variety of mail, social media, and cloud computing accounts, including IMAP and POP accounts, Facebook, LinkedIn, and even RSS feeds. Jess also shows how to quickly create, send, and read email and reduce your inbox clutter; organize, group, and share contacts; and stay on schedule with calendars and tasks.


  • Welcome
1. Getting Started
  • Getting started
  • Touring the Outlook interface
  • Exploring the Ribbon
  • Exploring the Navigation and Status bars
2. Adding and Connecting Accounts
  • An overview of adding accounts
  • Adding an IMAP, Exchange, or POP account automatically
  • Adding an IMAP, Exchange, or POP account manually
  • Adding a Facebook and LinkedIn account using the Social Connector
  • Adding an RSS feed
  • Connecting to an iCloud account
  • Connecting with SkyDrive
3. Reading Mail
  • Reading mail
  • Customizing the inbox
  • Saving attachments from a message
  • Searching mail
  • Flagging messages as junk mail
  • Finding messages quickly
4. Organizing Mail
  • Using conditional formatting to change font and color
  • Creating follow-up flags and color categories
  • Organizing mail into folders
  • Using Quick Steps to process messages
  • Using mail rules to process messages
  • Cleaning up your mailbox
5. Creating and Sending Mail
  • Creating a new message
  • Replying to and forwarding a message
  • Formatting a message
  • Creating voting buttons in a message
  • Adding signatures
  • Sending an out-of-office or autoreply email
  • Exploring delivery options
  • Creating personal stationery
  • Exploring other mail settings
6. Creating and Working with Contacts
  • Introducing the Address Book
  • Creating a new contact
  • Creating a new contact group
  • Assigning a category to a contact
  • Searching for contacts quickly
  • Moving and copying contacts into folders
  • Sharing contact data with others
  • Getting driving directions to a contact's address
7. Working with the Calendar
  • Introducing the calendar
  • Creating an appointment and a reminder
  • Creating a meeting
  • Chairing a meeting
  • Responding to a meeting invitation
  • Opening other calendars
  • Printing, emailing, and sharing the calendar
  • Setting calendar preferences
8. Creating Tasks and Notes
  • Introducing tasks
  • Creating and assigning tasks
  • Creating notes
9. Working with Outlook Data
  • Exporting PST and OST data files
  • Reusing text by creating Quick Parts
  • Inserting pictures, charts, and screenshots into messages and calendar entries
  • Setting language preferences
  • Setting advanced general Outlook options
  • Next steps

Taught by

Jess Stratton

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