Manage your mailbox I: Find its size and trim it down

Outlook mailbox, messages
Battle mailbox size by learning how to manage your Microsoft Outlook 2007 Mailbox and keep it within a specific size limitation.

About this course

This course includes:

  • One self-paced lesson and one practice session for hands-on experience. The practice requires Outlook 2007.
  • A short test at the end of the lesson; the test is not scored.
  • A Quick Reference Card you can take away from the course.


After completing this course you will be able to:

  • View the size of your mailbox and its folders.
  • Understand what makes an e-mail message big and find the size of any message.
  • Set up some simple processes and use tools built into Outlook to prevent e-mail pileup from happening in the first place.

Are you getting weekly or even daily messages saying that you need to reduce the size of your mailbox? Or maybe you just can't find what you need because your mailbox is so cluttered.

E-mail messages can pile up quickly, and space is limited. It may be time to take action to trim the size of your mailbox.

This course, the first in a series, tells you how to remove messages from your mailbox to reduce its overall size.

To learn more about this course, read the text in Goals and About this course, or look at the table of contents. Then click Next to start the first lesson.

This is the first course in a series of five. For an overview of each course in this series, see the "Size and storage matters" section of the Roadmap to Outlook 2007 training.