Outlook

Outlook won’t start

You cannot start Microsoft Outlook, your calendar is no longer accessible, an important e-mail can no longer be retrieved – when Microsoft’s popular and useful e-mail program fails, you have to laboriously access your inbox via your e-mail provider’s website. Usually, a defective Navigation Pane, outdated add-ins, or a profile in need of repair are at fault. Even with issues lacking clearly...

How to optimize professional e-mail signatures

A professional e-mail signature is a standard part of business communication. Private users can also stand to gain from these e-mail additions. But what exactly does a good e-mail signature contain? And which information should your company include when sending messages to customers or business partners?

Perfect out of office message: Examples and templates

The out of office message is a crucial part of email communication in the workplace. If you don’t have access to your email, your contacts will want to know when you’ll be back and whether or not you’ll be represented by someone else in your absence. An out of office reply may be short but there are lots of mistakes that can creep in which you’ll want to avoid. We show you here how to formulate...

Sharing Outlook Calendars

Appointments are easier to schedule if you already know your colleague or business partner’s calendar. The groupware Microsoft Outlook offers the option to share calendar information with other people, or share the entire calendar to view. What information you choose to disclose is up to you. We just tell you how to do it.

Sending emails: Alternatives to Gmail

E-mails these days are quick to send – much quicker, indeed, than ordinary letters. Almost everyone has one or more e-mail addresses, and the chances are pretty good that one is with Google: Gmail is one of the most popular and most used e-mail services. But there are plenty of Gmail alternatives that stand out by offering you better protection for your personal data. We explain here what these...

Sign e-mails with a digital signature

Spam e-mails may be annoying, but they’re mostly harmless. What’s more problematic is phishing – a technique whereby fraudsters try to con you by posing as trustworthy sender addresses in an attempt to get hold of sensitive data. These messages appear genuine too, because without a digital signature, it’s very easy to assume a trusted identity online. In order to protect customers and their own...

Free alternatives to Microsoft Outlook

Traditional e-mail is still a big part of online communication for private and for business use, with many users typically opting for Outlook as their e-mail client. For PC users, Microsoft is practically an essential, but many private users and small businesses often look for alternatives. Luckily, there is a great number of free e-mail programs available for anyone put off by Outlook’s licensing...

Setting up an Outlook out-of-office message

Automatic out-of-office replies are a great way to let your contacts know when you’re not available. You can easily send automatic out-of-office replies from Outlook. Moreover, with Outlook you can set up numerous special rules, for example for cases when important e-mails need forwarding. We will show you how to use the Outlook out-of-office assistant, including the tool to set special rules.

Email archiving: laws and practices you should know

We use emails every day in the office, as one of our principle forms of communication. So what are you supposed to do with the mountain of emails backlogged over the years? The answer is email archiving. This isn’t just a useful way to keep your inbox clean though: it’s also the law. Find out here about the importance of mail archiving and how it’s governed in the US, the UK, and Canada.

Office 365 vs. Office 2016: the models in check

With Office 365, Microsoft introduced a subscription model for the popular software package for the first time. Instead of paying a one-off fee for the license, as with Office 2016, you pay a monthly or annual fee for the use of the included programs such as Word or Excel. The advantages and disadvantages of both models are shown in our comprehensive comparison: Office 365 vs. Office 2016. So...