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Outlook 2007 is the latest full-featured emailing and contact management software from the Microsoft Office suite. Instructor Sean Conrad explains each of Outlook 2007's components and new features in detail, from the basics of the main interface to the more advanced elements of the application. Sean covers the Office button and the Quick Access toolbar as well as the ins and outs of reading and writing email. He delves into using the advanced filtering features to prioritize incoming mail and avoid unwanted spam or files. Sean also explains how to integrate Outlook's Calendar and Notes features for increased productivity.
When you send an e-mail in Outlook, normally and automatically it will be sent immediately if you're actually connected to the Internet. If you're connected to a Microsoft Exchange server, it may just happen instantly, and indeed you may receive your new messages instantly as well. If you're connected mainly using internet accounts, then that may not be the case. Let's send this message and see what happens. If we watch in the Outbox, you see it briefly appear in the Outbox. So if we check the Outbox, we actually have a message here, and if we look down in the bottom right, you can see that Outlook immediately sent that message, and the Send/Receive is now complete.
So it's actually gone ahead and sent that message. If you're not connected, and you send an e-mail, it will simply sit in the Outbox until you are connected to the internet at some point. Or if you're connected, and you've changed your settings, you may need to click Send/Receive. Let's go back to the Inbox. Now by default, Outlook will send and receive e-mail messages every 30 minutes. And this only matters again, if you're using an Internet e-mail account or accounts, if you connected to an Exchange server, you'll see those immediately. Let's click on Send/Receive here, to see if we have any new e-mail messages.
Notice it's doing a Send/Receive on both of the e-mail accounts I've set up. And here's the new message I just received.
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