Using Outlook to manage your mail is a study in ease. But this might not be the case if you are new to the functionalities this program offers. Or, if you are on this side of your first Outlook email setup. Here are some tips for you to start using the email client in your PC.
When you are doing your first installation of Outlook in your computer, it asks if you want to make it the default email program. Choose Yes if there is no other similar program you have installed. Check with your ISP or email service provider to see get the relevant details you will need to enter for the initial configuration. What you need mainly are the incoming and outgoing email server addresses. These need to be entered at the time of setting up your webmail account.
If you are doing this later, you can bring up the panel from the Tools menu, where you need to then choose Account Settings. After the Account Settings window has come up, type in your name and account information, as obtained from the respective provider.
If you are not sure of what to do after the Outlook email setup, hit Go from the menu at the top. This will let you select from among options including mail, calendar, contacts, tasks and notes. Also, on the lower left of the screen are four icons you can use for these functionalities. Click on one to move the window or dialog for that specific function.
One of the buttons for a comprehensive set of functions, New, lets you start with the creation of a mail message, contact, appointment, and a task or a note. Hit this menu option add the top of any of the windows under the four functions mentioned above, and the new item will open up immediately.
You can sort the items for convenience of viewing, and then click on the label on the top pane, after which you hit a key on the keyboard. The items are then sorted, and Outlook, display everything which start with that character. The Mail Navigation pane, for instance, has a sorting feature under To. Click on this and type the first letter of any recipient or sender’s name, and your mail will automatically be pruned to display only the messages sent to or from these contacts.