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Introducing email

From: Outlook 2010 Essential Training

Video: Introducing email

There are a lot of similarities between traditional postal mail and e, or electronic, mail. Just like with postal mail, you need to set things up properly to ensure that they get to the intended destination. You need to have a place to accept all incoming mail. You want to be able to organize your mail, so that you don't forget to follow up on something important. And eventually you'll want to throw out some of that mail. So in traditional mail, we have a stamp. With Outlook, we need an Internet Service Provider, or an ISP, to connect our mail to the outside world.

Introducing email

There are a lot of similarities between traditional postal mail and e, or electronic, mail. Just like with postal mail, you need to set things up properly to ensure that they get to the intended destination. You need to have a place to accept all incoming mail. You want to be able to organize your mail, so that you don't forget to follow up on something important. And eventually you'll want to throw out some of that mail. So in traditional mail, we have a stamp. With Outlook, we need an Internet Service Provider, or an ISP, to connect our mail to the outside world.

Sending requires a drop-off point; with Outlook we need an e-mail account. Incoming mail requires a mailbox, incoming e-mail needs an Inbox. We can have multiple deliveries to more than one mailbox. For example, you might have mail coming to your home and another mailbox for your business. With Outlook, we can have multiple e-mail accounts; for example, Olivia has one account for her business mail, and another one for her personal mail.

When we receive traditional mail, we want to read it; with Outlook we give it a double-click to read it. Some information that we receive through the mail we want to get rid of, because it's junk. With Outlook, we can send any information that we need to to the junk mail file. You might need to find a message again; with Outlook it's easy because we can search for any message that we want. And finally, eventually, you need to throw out some of your mail.

With Outlook, a simple right-click will send our mail quickly to the Deleted Items area. Although we still send traditional or snail mail on occasion, e-mail is just becoming so much more prevalent. And just like you probably consider the US Postal Service to be your mail service of choice for snail mail, most users consider Outlook to be their service of choice for e-mail.

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Outlook 2010 Essential Training

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Karen Fredricks
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  1. 1m 14s
    1. Introduction
      1m 14s
  2. 9m 46s
    1. The Outlook interface
      2m 46s
    2. Starting Outlook
      2m 35s
    3. Setting up IMAP/Exchange accounts
      2m 0s
    4. Setting up POP accounts
      2m 25s
  3. 33m 47s
    1. Introducing contacts
      2m 14s
    2. Adding contacts
      6m 7s
    3. Working with business cards
      4m 42s
    4. Viewing contacts
      5m 31s
    5. Searching for contacts
      3m 13s
    6. Creating contact folders
      6m 33s
    7. Creating contact groups
      5m 27s
  4. 21m 24s
    1. Introducing email
      2m 1s
    2. Finding the inbox
      3m 18s
    3. Reading email
      3m 12s
    4. Flagging and categorizing messages
      5m 9s
    5. Organizing messages with folders
      3m 7s
    6. Searching for messages
      4m 37s
  5. 23m 56s
    1. Creating new messages
      4m 48s
    2. Formatting a message
      4m 0s
    3. Replying and forwarding
      2m 54s
    4. Adding attachments
      2m 50s
    5. Working with signatures
      4m 1s
    6. Working with autocorrect and quick parts
      5m 23s
  6. 12m 23s
    1. Setting up protection levels
      5m 34s
    2. Sending spam to the trash pile
      2m 25s
    3. Recovering messages from the spam folder
      4m 24s
  7. 22m 51s
    1. Introducing Calendar
      3m 26s
    2. Creating appointments
      4m 49s
    3. Creating meetings
      4m 7s
    4. Creating and working with multiple calendars
      4m 22s
    5. Setting events and holidays
      6m 7s
  8. 36m 35s
    1. Deleting items from Outlook
      3m 52s
    2. Configuring options
      4m 25s
    3. Using the Conversation view
      3m 34s
    4. Quick Steps
      5m 57s
    5. Setting rules to handle incoming email
      4m 47s
    6. Using drag and drop
      3m 26s
    7. Cleaning up your inbox automatically
      5m 48s
    8. Managing Outlook data
      4m 46s
  9. 12m 52s
    1. Outlook Social Connector
      3m 7s
    2. Subscribing to blogs
      2m 50s
    3. Creating notes
      2m 33s
    4. Creating and organizing tasks
      4m 22s
  10. 28s
    1. Goodbye
      28s

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