Microsoft Outlook

What is a distribution list in Outlook and how to set it up

Learn how to create and manage contact groups (formerly distribution lists) in Outlook 2016 with this super-quick guide.

Unlike ‘distribution list’, the new term ‘contact group’ is rather self-explanatory – in essence, it is a group of contacts in Outlook that you can manage as a single entity and easily set up group conversations or send mass emails without leaving anyone out. Invaluable for corporate communication, this feature enables you to reach out to specific departments, task forces, partners, and stakeholders.

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Out-of-office messages in Outlook: Setup and use

Notifying your partners and customers about your current leave of absence is sometimes key to good communication. If you do not have the luxury of your own secretary and do not want to go through your inbox every evening on vacation, you can simply set up an automatic out-of-office reply that will notify its recipients about the time of your return.

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Top Outlook add-ins from MAPILab to increase your daily productivity

Surely, active users of Outlook appreciate its vast range of features. However, they are pretty well aware of its limitations, too. To overcome these limitations, it is often enough to install a couple of well-integrated third-party add-ins, for instance, MAPILab ones. For you to make the most of your Outlook, we are offering this brief overview of our most useful tools.

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How to select Outlook account for messages automatically

Managing two Outlook accounts at the same time can be tricky – especially, if you need to be careful about what account you send new messages from. Thanks to Message Autofill tool, which is included in MAPILab Toolbox, you can create rules for an automatic choice of account based on the folder you are working with. No more awkward mix-ups and a better work-life balance!

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How to install, manage or uninstall Outlook add-ins

Outlook Add-ins management – introduction

For an impressively long time, the Microsoft Office suit has been the benchmark in productivity software for its versatility, popularity, practicality, and sheer number of features – so many that its reign as the de-facto standard of about two decades does not seem to be under threat at all.

But even the broadest list of features can leave specialized users desiring for more.
Since the inception of its renowned suite, Microsoft has been working on addressing such niches – leading to the addition
of so-called “add-ins” (also known as “add-ons”, “plug-ins”, and other variations of the word).

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