Controlling E-mail – It’s a Matter of Attitude

A while ago I posted some principles that help you take control over the constant flow of e-mail. I’ve seen these simple changes in habit make a difference in many peoples’ lives just by applying them regularly. However some people have a very difficult time implementing even simple changes and I’ve often wondered why. Over […]

Interactive Microsoft Office migration guides to save time

If you’re making the switch from Microsoft Office 2003 to 2007 or 2010 you may find the Ribon (menu system) difficult to navigate. If you’re working from a home computer it may seem surprising that people still use Office 2003.  However a high percentage of corporate and institutional users have stuck with 2003 rather than […]

Find Who Really Sent an E-mail

Have you ever received an e-mail that looks real but you weren’t quite sure?  If so, don’t open it.  Lately I’ve received dozens of messages that look like they’re from our IT support department.  They looked so convincing that I almost opened the first one.  Fortunately I didn’t do it. Spammers are a clever bunch […]

Save Time with Outlook E-mail Templates

If you create the same e-mail on a regular basis, then you will like the Outlook e-mail template tool. Although Outlook’s e-mail template function is hard to find, it is very easy to use. Watch this short video to learn how to do it.

Microsoft Office 2010 Beta Now Available

Hey there masochists early adopters it’s official, the beta version of Microsoft Office 2010 is now available for download. All 684MB of it! Just start it up and go have lunch. I’m not quite ready to give it a spin, but I have to sooner or later to start preparing for  the latest version of […]

Balance To Do List with Little Known Outlook Tool

Your daily to do list can seem like a burden if you use it as an inventory of everything you want to accomplish between now and the end of time. Too many people feel as if they accomplish nothing because they’re unable to complete dozens of tasks in a day.  Frustrated at the end of […]

Streamline Your E-mail Inbox with Outlook Rules

In our earlier article about performing an e-mail audit I promised to demonstrate how to use Outlook’s rules to automatically move your Like to Have messages to specific folders. Outlook gives you two ways to create rules. One is very robust but rather complex. The other is quick, simple and applies to most users’ needs. […]

Perform an E-mail Audit to Trim Your Inbox

If you find yourself deleting a large number of e-mails each day, it is a good idea to take a few minutes to do a quick E-mail Audit to assess the sources.  Armed with this information you can take action to reduce your e-mail bloat so that you can focus more time and energy on […]

Outlook 2010 E-mail Productivity Features

Microsoft has been giving us sneak peeks at the new Outlook (and the rest of Office) 2010 over the past several months. Recently they released this video that gives as an even closer look under the hood. It hints about some very cool features that can streamline your e-mail management. The mail management features that […]

Spam Alert – Microsoft Outlook Update E-mail

Yesterday I received calls from three clients  asking about an e-mail purportedly from Microsoft about a critical update for Outlook.   The Subject line message is from Microsoft Update Center and the subject line “Microsoft has released an update for Microsoft Outlook“. When I checked my inboxI noticed that I received two of these messages.  At […]