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Audio course: So that’s how! Great Outlook features to organize your Inbox

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Tame the chaos of your Inbox: Learn about five features in Microsoft® Office Outlook® 2003 that will help you find and use the messages you've decided to keep there.

About this course

This course includes:

  • 5 self-paced lessons and 5 practice sessions for hands-on experience.
  • A short test at the end of each lesson; tests are not scored.
  • A Quick Reference Card you can take away from the course.


After completing this course you will be able to:

  • Use colors to make specific messages stand out.
  • Easily locate messages by changing the way they are arranged.
  • Use flags to set your own priorities for how and when to follow up on messages.
  • Organize messages into actual groups and virtual groups with folders and Search Folders.
  • Get easy access to the folders you use most often by adding them to the Favorite Folders pane.

What's your style in Outlook? Would you say you organize your e-mail the same way you organize your office?

Whether people at work remark on your freaky tidiness, or shake their heads when they notice your various collections and artful piles of stuff, that's okay. Your style works for you, and that's important.

Outlook can accommodate you with features that complement your natural work style. To use them, however, you may need to learn a couple of new things. That's what we're here for.

To learn more about this course, read the overview in the center of this page or the table of contents in the left column. Then click Next to start the first lesson.

For information about how to reduce the size of your mailbox, by deleting or moving messages somewhere else, see these courses: Manage the size of your mailbox and File or archive your e-mail on your own computer.

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