Join Jess Stratton for an in-depth discussion in this video What can you do with Outlook for Mac?, part of Learn Outlook for Mac 2016: The Basics.
- Outlook for Mac is a complete personal organizer. It's part of the Microsoft Office Suite. You can add multiple email addresses that you have and you can even view them in one unified inbox to get through your work much more efficiently. You can file those emails into folders, or you can also set followup flags on particular emails that you need to be reminded of that contain actionable items. There's also a Calendar in which you can add personal appointments and you can also create meetings with other colleagues.
They can also send you meeting invitations, which can get automatically added to your Calendar. In the People section you have a full contact manager in which you can easily add contacts from existing emails and you can also create Notes about who those people are to remind you. I'll cover these last two options in detail in my Outlook for Mac 2016 Essential Training course, but you can also use Outlook as a Task manager. It can remind you of personal or work tasks and you can even categorize them to tell them apart.
Finally, in the Notes area you can leave yourself Post-it type notes, which can even stay on your desktop when Outlook is minimized on your computer. For this course I'm going to start right at the beginning. Opening it from the moment Outlook was first installed on your computer. I'm going to take you through adding these two email accounts, an Office 365 account and a Gmail account. And I'll show you how to understand the navigation just a little bit better, so it can become more familiar to you very quickly.
- Adding email accounts
- Reading mail
- Organizing mail
- Creating, replying to, and forwarding email
- Creating new contacts and groups
- Creating appointments and meetings
- Adding a signature to email