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What Is Inbox Zero, and How Can You Achieve It?

Inbox Zero is a staple of digital productivity advice. “Achieving Inbox Zero” is the knowledge worker’s equivalent of “reaching enlightenment.” But Inbox Zero doesn’t mean having an empty inbox—it’s all about reducing the s…

How to Create a Custom Navigation Pane in Outlook

Outlook’s navigation pane lets you navigate to different folders, mailboxes, and groups. However, it includes folders you might never access but can’t hide. Here’s how to create a custom navigation pane that shows just what y…

How to Customize the To-Do Pane in Outlook

The Outlook client comes with several different panes that you can show and hide. These include panes that you see by default, like the Navigation pane and others that you might not be familiar with, like the To-Do and People…

How to Schedule An Email in Outlook

There are many reasons you might want your email to arrive at a particular time, like wanting your mail at the top of someone’s inbox when they start work. You can do this in Outlook by scheduling your messages….

How to Show a Google Calendar in Outlook

Having multiple calendars with different appointments on each one is a sure path to double bookings and an argument with someone you’ve annoyed. Get more organized and more reliable by subscribing to your Google Calendar in O…

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 lets you…

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 recipient is in the …
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