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How to Stop Legitimate Emails from Ending Up in the Junk Folder

Do you find that Outlook is incorrectly sending legitimate emails to your junk mail folder? Here are a few tips to help your junk mail filter work properly. These tips are based on the Safe Senders List. The Safe Senders list is basically a list of email addresses (or domains)…

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4 Tips to Tame Email without Multi-Tasking

Studies clearly show that people who do not multi-task can focus for longer periods of time and feel also less stressed. But emails makes it difficult to NOT multi-task, particularly if you get notified each time an email comes in. This post shows you 4 things you need to can…

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Fixing speed problems in Outlook by Working Offline.

If you find Outlook almost hanging up on you while you are writing emails, this tip will save you from a lot of frustration (and as a bonus increase your focus and productivity). Does this sound familiar…? You’re replying to an email and then Outlook starts doing something in the…

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How to Schedule Appointments without Overwhelming Yourself

Do you find yourself turning up at appointments late (or stressfully on time)? The problem may not be related to having too much to do but instead to how you schedule your appointments. The secret to stress-free appointments is what happens before and after the appointment! For me appointments are…

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Getting Important (but not-fun) Work Done

Here’s a tip that may help to get your important (but not fun work done) and still leave you time to do your enjoyable work. The secret is based on structuring this work as if you were back in high school. We all have things that we were created to…

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8 Simple tips for Email Management in Microsoft Outlook

During the recent launch of our newest QuickFile for Outlook addin, we carried out survey’s and also spoke to a few readers and customers personally to find out if they needed help with filing and retrieving emails. This is what I found out… Many users still do NOT have a…

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Keyboard Shortcut to Hide or Show the Ribbon in Outlook

Here’s a super shot quick and easy to hide or show the ribbon in Outlook. This is a useful tip if you want to make better use of your screen space but still use the buttons on the Ribbon too. To hide the Ribbon, simply press CTRL+F1 To show the…

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Showing subfolders in QuickFile Version 5

QuickFile makes it easy to find a folder but what do you do if you need to see its subfolders too. Previous versions of QuickFile showed you the folders in a way that let you expand folders to show its subfolders. Here’s how to view subfolders in QuickFile Version 5.…

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Removing Suggestions in QuickFile Version 5

Folder recommendations in QuickFile are significantly more accurate in QuickFile Version 5. However there may be cases where you want to remove a suggestion (e.g. if you accidentally used a folder). Step by Step Open the QuickFile screen by clicking on QuickFile or Find & Goto on the ribbon. Right…

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Saving (Exporting) Outlook emails with your other files

Here’s a quick tip on how you can save one or more emails outside of Outlook. This is very useful if you want to save your emails on your harddisk in Client folders along with Word files etc. Step-by-step Go to the folder (inside Outlook) that has the emails. Select…

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How to Cure Email Overload (Video)

Instead of our regular blog posts, we are creating a series of 3 video posts to solve what our 30,000+ blog readers tell us is there #1 problem… TOO MUCH EMAIL! You can watch the first two (short) videos here: *   Video #1: How to Cure Email Overload *   Video…

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Managing Projects in Outlook using Appointments and Tasks

In the post last week, we looked at some of the ways that you can customize outlook to suit your style of working and also effective handle the pile of emails in your inbox. Other than emails, Outlook users also use the calendar and task to manage their daily lives…

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Customize Outlook to Work the way you want

First of all Happy New Year to all our readers and welcome back to work J I’m sure you all have enjoyed the holidays and now recharged to work through another year. Your inbox is sure to be full of emails piled up while you were away and so in…

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Getting the Weather Forecast in Outlook 2013

Here’s a small but handy feature of Outlook 2013. Do you know that you can get the weather for the next few days (in all your favourite cities) displayed at the top of your Calendar? Here’s how you can: Set how the temperate is displayed Choose what towns/cities temperature you…

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