Outlook: managing your inbox

Develop your IT skills

  • Fri 24 Sep 21

    12:30 - 14:30

  • Online


  • Event speaker

    Sally Swaine

  • Event type

    Workshops, training and support
    Digital Skills - IT

  • Event organiser

    Student Development Department

  • Contact details

Find out how to use the automatic features in Outlook to help organise your workload and save precious time.

Topics include:

  • Using Auto correct for your own common words and phrases
  • Drag and drop to create mail, task and calendar items
  • Natural language dates
  • Setting your working hours pattern in your calendar
  • Using folders to process email
  • Creating rules and quick steps to process emails automatically
  • Assigning colour categories to emails
  • Working with tasks
  • Using building blocks and email templates for repetitive information
  • Using the search function and creating search folders to find content quickly and easily

This training is delivered on a Windows machine using Outlook 2016 (desktop version). Participants wanting to follow along, should make sure they have the software installed before the session starts.

NB: Mac users please be aware that the QuickSteps and Building Blocks functionality is not currently available on the Mac OS at this time.

Essex members can find instructions for downloading the software for free onto your personal device.

Book your place through Careerhub.

For more information

Skills for Success are here to help you succeed in your studies and achieve your potential. We offer support and resources to help improve your writing, maths, research, study skills and English language, no matter what your discipline or level of study. All Skills for Success workshops can be booked via CareerHub

Visit our webpages or contact the Student Services Hub to find out more about our services, and how we can help.

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