13 Best Microsoft Outlook Guides

List Updated September 2021

Bestselling Microsoft Outlook Guides in 2021


MOS 2016 Study Guide for Microsoft Outlook (MOS Study Guide)

MOS 2016 Study Guide for Microsoft Outlook (MOS Study Guide)
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Microsoft Outlook 2016 Mail, Calendar, People, Tasks, Notes Quick Reference - Windows Version (Cheat Sheet of Instructions, Tips & Shortcuts - Laminated Guide)

Microsoft Outlook 2016 Mail, Calendar, People, Tasks, Notes Quick Reference - Windows Version (Cheat Sheet of Instructions, Tips & Shortcuts - Laminated Guide)
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Microsoft Outlook 2013 Mail, Calendar, People, Tasks Quick Reference (Cheat Sheet of Instructions, Tips & Shortcuts - Laminated Guide)

Microsoft Outlook 2013 Mail, Calendar, People, Tasks Quick Reference (Cheat Sheet of Instructions, Tips & Shortcuts - Laminated Guide)
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Microsoft Outlook 2010 Calendar, Contacts, Tasks Quick Reference Guide (Cheat Sheet of Instructions, Tips & Shortcuts - Laminated Card)

Microsoft Outlook 2010 Calendar, Contacts, Tasks Quick Reference Guide (Cheat Sheet of Instructions, Tips & Shortcuts - Laminated Card)
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Microsoft Outlook 2016 Step by Step: MS Outlook 2016 Step by _p1

Microsoft Outlook 2016 Step by Step: MS Outlook 2016 Step by _p1
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Microsoft Office 2016 Essentials Quick Reference Guide - Windows Version (Cheat Sheet of Instructions, Tips & Shortcuts - Laminated Card)

Microsoft Office 2016 Essentials Quick Reference Guide - Windows Version (Cheat Sheet of Instructions, Tips & Shortcuts - Laminated Card)
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Learn Microsoft Office 2013 and 2010 - 42 Hours of Video Training Tutorials for Excel, Word, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Access and Publisher

Learn Microsoft Office 2013 and 2010 - 42 Hours of Video Training Tutorials for Excel, Word, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Access and Publisher
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  • Over 42 hours of video lessons (786 individual lessons)
  • 15 PDF instruction manuals!
  • Hands-on practice exercises
  • Introductory through advanced material in Office 2013
  • PC or MAC

Microsoft Outlook 2016 - Reference Guide - Keyboard Shortcuts - For Window

Microsoft Outlook 2016 - Reference Guide - Keyboard Shortcuts - For Window
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  • Contains time saving shortcuts
  • Visual guide for learning keyboard shortcuts
  • Increase your productivity and efficiency by quickly learning keyboard shortcuts
  • Each shortcut is visually illustrated to provide an easy way to find and use shortcuts.
  • Keyboard shortcuts allow you to focus on your work without distracting mouse clicks

Microsoft Outlook 2013 Introduction Quick Reference Training Guide (Cheat Sheet of Instructions, Tips & Shortcuts - Laminated Card)

Microsoft Outlook 2013 Introduction Quick Reference Training Guide (Cheat Sheet of Instructions, Tips & Shortcuts - Laminated Card)
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Microsoft Outlook 2016 (Quick Study Computer)

Microsoft Outlook 2016 (Quick Study Computer)
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Total Workday Control Using Microsoft Outlook

Total Workday Control Using Microsoft Outlook
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Outlook on Steroids - Microsoft Outlook 2013 Tips

Outlook on Steroids - Microsoft Outlook 2013 Tips
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Microsoft Outlook 2010 Mail Quick Reference Guide (Cheat Sheet of Instructions, Tips & Shortcuts - Laminated Card)

Microsoft Outlook 2010 Mail Quick Reference Guide (Cheat Sheet of Instructions, Tips & Shortcuts - Laminated Card)
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Outlook Email Notification Settings - How to Make Them Less Noticeable

A guide on how to change the settings of Microsoft Outlook's email notifications so they are less annoying and less noticeable.

First step is to open Outlook if you don't already have it opened up yet. Once it is open you will want to go to the tool bar and select the Tools drop down, you want to click on Options. This opens the Option dialog box, in this new window we will want to select the Preferences tab, which should be selected by default. In the Preferences tab you will see an email section with a little envelope and two buttons to the right of that, these buttons read Junk Email and Email Options. You will want to click on the Email Options button and again it will open a new window for you.

In this new window you will see more options, but we are only concerned with the Advanced Email Options button, go ahead and click that and again you will be taken to a new window. This is the window with the options we will want to set, the section named "When new items arrive in my Inbox" has 4 different check boxes you can select or deselect to make the options operate in the manner you want them to.

The first option is play a sound, this is exactly what it sounds like, and when an email comes into your inbox it will play a little note to alert you of the new mail. This is nice if you are working away and would otherwise miss the new email coming into your inbox. This little alert would however be a pain if you are giving a demonstration and it keeps chiming every time your friends send you a funny chain mail. If you deselect this it will no longer make the noise, it's a good idea to turn this option off if you know you don't need an alert or don't want one during a certain time frame.

The second check box is an option that will briefly change your mouse cursor to look different to let you know that you have a new email. This option isn't really that distracting so most people just leave this selected. It also isn't that noticeable so if you do deselect it you probably won't even see a change. This option probably won't affect you while giving a presentation.

The third check box is a good one to leave selected, it's the Show an envelope icon in the notification area, and it simply puts a small envelope in the lower right hand of you computer screen right near the clock. This is a good way to be notified of emails, it's simple, doesn't make noise, and isnt distracting. I would leave this option selected it wont cause you any problems.

The last option is the main nuisance with Outlook email notification and it's the Display a new mail desktop alert option. This is a little box that will pop-up in the lower right hand corner of your computer screen every time you get a new email. This is extra annoying because it shows the subject title of your email in the notification box. Now that isnt a problem if it is from your boss or another co-worker but if you are like me and your friends get your work email address and send you emails titled "Dude I can't believe Chris went home with that ugly chick last night, me he was desperate", it might be an issue. So there are two things you can do here, simply turn this off by deselecting the box and never see the pop-ups again or you can click on the Desktop Alert Settings button and customize these alerts. There are two things you can change on the alerts one is the transparency of the alert which I set to 80% it's much harder to read but still alerts you of a new mail. The second thing you can set is how long your alert stays on the screen, I set mine to 3 seconds the shortest time possible, that way if I get an email that says "Hey dick poker tonight at my house, I am going to kick your ass", then it doesn't stay on the screen long and it is pretty much invisible with the transparency settings I have already put in place.

The best idea is to turn off sounds and alerts if you know you are going to be giving a presentation or just don't want the annoyance of the notifications. The small envelope setting is the best way for a visual notification that you have new email in your inbox. I hope this helps you avoid any embarrassment or just annoyances at work or home. I know this was one of the first things I learned when I got Outlook!

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