Chapter 6. Staying in Touch with Outlook

In This Chapter

  • Running Outlook

  • Introducing the Outlook window

  • Setting up your Outlook e-mail account

  • Reading and replying to incoming mail

  • Sending messages

  • Adding file attachments to messages

  • Entering contacts

  • Creating appointments

  • Using the Outlook Today screen

  • Printing within Outlook

If you didn't install Outlook 2010, run — do not dawdle — to your bookshelf and grab your Office 2010 DVD. You see, you need it in order to install Outlook. It's that good, and — in my opinion — using just about anything else is strictly second best. (No offense to those other electronic mail applications; it's just that Outlook can organize just about everything in your life better than any other program I've ever used — without becoming confusing or complex.) In Office 2007, the design of the Outlook window hadn't "caught up" with the rest of the Office applications — but I'm happy to say that Outlook now has the same look and feel as the rest of its Office 2010 brethren.

In this chapter, I provide you with the basics you need to use Outlook as your comprehensive e-mail, address book, and calendar application. You attach files, read messages, make appointments, and send blind carbon copies in no time at all. I also mention a number of tips that I've found helpful in my experience with Outlook.

For a complete discussion of everything that Outlook 2010 can do and store, you obviously need more than just a single chapter. And I can't recommend a better book than Outlook ...

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