Identity theft is a very real problem facing everyone today. According to the Washington State Attorney General’s office, “Dumpster diving,” or rifling through trash cans for personal information, is a common tactic used by identity thieves. You are taking a terrible risk if you don’t shred sensitive material. more
If you are overwhelmed by the number of e-mail messages in your Inbox, consider using rules. Rules help you manage your e-mail messages by performing actions on messages that match a specific set of conditions. After you create a rule, Microsoft Outlook applies the rule when a message arrives in your Inbox or when you send a message.
For example, you can automatically move e-mails from a specific sender to a folder for review at a later time. I have setup folders for subscriptions, groups to which I belong and specific people. I can review the e-mails sent when I have free time rather than sort through my Inbox every time I open e-mail. more
Color adds visibility to your Outlook items. Color categories can be assigned to
email messages in Microsoft Outlook, which enables you to quickly identify them
and associate them with related items. You can assign more than one color category to messages, or use a Quick Click category (Quick Click category: A default color category that is assigned to an item when you click the Categories column for the item in your Inbox or other table view. You set this color category from the Categorize menu.) to click once and assign a color category to a message
in your Inbox.
This is a a useful way to see, at a glance, e-mail from important senders, and it's a way to delay being forced to read spam e-mail. If you receive a lot of e-mail, you probably can't color-code every single sender. But you can use this tip to color-code certain types of messages, such as those from your manager or your employees or even those sent just to you. more
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