Outlook Express Tips:
These tips are for using Outlook Express.
To add the sender of a message to your Windows address book, highlight the message in the
message list and select Tools | Add Sender to Address Book. This inserts the sender with the
name and email address that appeared in the From: header of the message to your address
This method will not ask any questions. If you want to edit the entry, you have to do it in the
Outlook Express can display a list of your address book contacts in its main window,
providing easy access to them. If you have accidentally or willingly removed that list, you can
get it back easily.
From the View menu, select Layout... and make sure Contacts is enabled in the dialog that
comes up. Close the dialog with OK and start using the contacts pane.
Using address book groups, you can set up a distribution list in Outlook Express and easily
deliver the same message to a group of people. But what if you want the message to go to all
but two members this time only?
When you address a message to a group and press send, it is delivered to all group members
and you have no chance of editing the recipient list. If you select File | Send Later, however,
Outlook Express will put the message in the Outbox folder and not deliver it instantly. And it
expands the group to its members.
If you go to the Outbox folder and open the message, you will find the individual group
members where you entered the group name in the To:, Cc: or Bcc: field. Now you can edit
this list as you like it and finally deliver the message with the Send button.
To tell Outlook Express that you are currently offline and want to remain so, select File | Work
Offline from the menu so that it is checked. To enable automatic connections by Outlook
Express again, select the File | Work Offline menu item anew to un-check it.
Uncertainty whether an important email message has been received and read by the recipient
is horrible. Return receipts can answer this question.
To request a read receipt for an individual message in Outlook Express, select Tools from the
message menu and then Request Read Receipt so that it is checked. When the recipient of
the message opens it, she is asked to notify you that she has opened and read the mail.
To sort the Outlook Express contacts pane alphabetically, select the Contacts button on top of
the pane and then select Sort by Name from the pop-up menu.
Instead of sending a link to someone through email, why not send the whole page? Doing this
will send the entire HTML source code to the recipient. If the recipient has an HTML capable
mail client, he or she can view the entire web page directly from there. To do this:
• In Internet Explorer 4.0, click the Mail button from the toolbar.
• Click Send Page.
Send your mail, and that’s it!
If you received an email message that has a background you like, you can easily make it your
Click Save as Stationary.
You can easily sort messages from the message list by clicking the desired column heading.
Clicking the same heading again will toggle ascending and descending orders.