In this video, staff author Jess Stratton shows users how to put an @ symbol before the name of someone in contacts to get their attention in an email or calendar invitation.
- [Instructor] Outlook comes with something called an @mention, if you wanna get someone's attention in an email message, or a calendar invitation you can type the @ symbol followed by their name. Their name will be highlighted in the message and it will add them to the To line of the email. Convenient thing about this is that you don't need to remember their email address. This is what an @mention looks like. Let's create one, I'll create a new email message and address it as normal, I'll create a subject line and start typing the body of my email.
To use the @mention, put an @ symbol in and now a list of all the people in your contacts will come up, I'll include Sharon. Sharon automatically gets added to the To field, I can also hit the delete key on my keyboard to remove some characters and just leave her first name, which is a bit more informal. Now I can hit the space bar, and continue typing the body of my email as normal. I'll click send and off goes my @mention.
In this email, I can see that I've been called out so I need to pay special attention to what she's saying in this particular part of the email. I can also tell that an email contains an @mention because of the @ symbol right here in the message view. If I wanna see any and all messages that I've been mentioned in, I can click where it says by data and change the filter to by Mentioned Mail. It's going to change the view so that only messages that I've been mentioned in are seen. This way, I'll never miss any messages that are calling special attention to something that has to do with me.
At anytime I can click this down arrow and change it back to All Mail.
- Connecting your email account to Outlook
- Reading mail
- Searching for mail
- Organizing mail with flags, folders, and rules
- Creating and sending new email
- Creating new contacts
- Adding delegates
- Creating meetings and appointments in the Outlook calendar
- Creating tasks
- Backing up Outlook data
Skill Level Beginner
Q: This course was updated on 11/09/2018. What changed?
A: A new video was added that covers the simplified ribbon in Office 365.
1. The Latest Features in Office 365
Simplified ribbon1m 4s
2. Get Started and Connect Accounts
3. Read Mail
4. Organize Mail
5. Create and Send Mail
6. Create and Work with People
7. Work with Delegates
8. Work with the Calendar
9. Work with Tasks and Outlook Data
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