Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Chapter 17: Telecommuting with Outlook. com and Outlook Web Access
You can get an Outlook.com account by going to www.Outlook.com and
clicking the Sign-up Now link at the bottom of the page. You’ll need to
enter the appropriate personal information, create an e-mail address and
password, and you’re done. If you have a current Hotmail or Windows Live
account, or a Messenger, SkyDrive, Windows Phone or Xbox LIVE account,
you can log in directly.
By the way, Microsoft is converting all existing Hotmail and Windows Live
accounts to Outlook.com, but they won’t change your e-mail address. You get the
best of both worlds — the latest technology with an unchanged e-mail address.
Outlook.com is similar to the desktop version of Outlook in function, so you
won’t need to figure out a whole new bunch of tricks and techniques, but it
does look slightly different. You’ll probably notice that the two programs
feature some of the same icons, designs, and screen parts, including the following:
The Folder list is the area along the left side of the screen that has
the default Mail Folder list of Inbox, Junk, Drafts, Sent, and Deleted.
Because Outlook.com is a web application, the screens may change,
but Figure 17-1 gives you an idea what you’ll see after you log in.
Click here.
Figure 17-1:
The Outlook.
com screen
offers
toolbars and
buttons to
help you get
around.
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