You can configure the journal to track all emails you send to specific people, track the documents you work on, and track meeting and task requests and responses.
Journaling is disabled by default. When you first select the Journal folder, a dialog asks whether you want to enable journaling. If you only need to track email and other Outlook items, the Activities tab can be used instead of the journal, and you should select No.
If you choose Yes, the Journal Options dialog box opens, as shown in Figure 15.5. You can change your configuration for journal options at any time by choosing Tools, Options, Preferences tab, Journal Options.