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How to Show All Mail as Plain Text in Outlook

Reading mail in plain text can be a blessed relief from complicated formatting, not to mention being quicker to open and more secure than HTML-heavy emails. Here’s how to use plain text as the default in Outlook....

How to Change the Character Encoding in Outlook

At best, it’s irritating to get an email that contains unreadable characters. At worst, it can prevent you from reading the mail at all. Sometimes, changing the encoding in Outlook shows those missing characters and le...

How to Share your Outlook Calendar

Sharing your Outlook calendar is easy, but how you do, it matters if you don’t want the people you share it with struggling to access it. Let’s take a look at how to share an Outlook calendar, whether the recipien...

How to Customize the Navigation Pane in Outlook

The Outlook client comes with several different panes that you can show and hide. Each of these panes is designed to make it easier to find, see, and manage things in Outlook. We’re going to take a look at how you acces...

How to Recover Deleted Items from Outlook

We’ve all experienced the stomach drop that happens when you accidentally delete something. That’s why we’re big fans of backing things up, whether you’re on a PC, a Mac, Android, or iPhone. You can ba...

How to Customize the Reading Pane in Outlook

Outlook’s Reading pane—a.k.a. Preview pane—displays the text of a message you’ve selected, preventing you from having to open the actual message to work with it. Here’s how to customize the Readi...

How to Change Outlook’s Reminder Alert

Outlook plays a chime to alert you to scheduled reminders on email, tasks, or calendar events. Unlike the new mail alert (which you manage in Windows), you manage the reminder alert in Outlook, where you can change the chime ...

How to Change Outlook’s New Mail Alert Sound

When Outlook receives a new message, it uses a standard chime. This chime is managed in Windows, rather than Outlook, and is also used by the Mail app, the standard (non-Outlook) mail client that’s bundled with Windows ...

A Guide to Quick Steps in Microsoft Outlook

Outlook includes a Quick Steps feature that lets you apply multiple actions to a message with one click. Outlook includes several default Quick Steps, but you also can create your own (and delete the default ones if you don&...

How to View and Delete Sync Issues in Outlook

If you’ve used the Mailbox Cleanup tool to look at the size of your Outlook folders, you might have noticed three (or sometimes four) folders starting with “Sync Issues.” You can empty the “Sync Issues...
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