Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Working with E-Mail
Chapter 20
Communicating with Outlook E-Mail
in the center pane. And, to the right of the message
content pane, Outlook displays the To-Do Bar, which
you can display to get a quick overview of upcoming
appointments and tasks without leaving the Mail
pane in Outlook. See Chapter 23 for details on the
To-Do Bar.
Inbox New message indicator Message list
Figure 20-5
Your e-mail account appears in the Account
Settings dialog box.
Now you’re ready to start working with e-mail.
Reading Incoming Mail
To receive incoming e-mail, you don’t need to do
anything special other than open Outlook. By
default, Outlook automatically checks for incoming
e-mail for you.
Figure 20-6
Outlook's Inbox, where new mail appears.
E-mail messages accumulate in the Inbox. The
number that appears in parentheses beside the
Inbox, and any of the folders in the Personal
Folders section, represents the number of unread
messages in the folder. The sender’s name of an
unread message in the middle pane appears in
bold when you examine the list of messages. The
total number of messages in the Inbox appears in
the lower-left corner of the screen.
Check for Messages Now
Expecting a particular message? You can
click Send/Receive>Send & Receive>Send/
Receive All Folders to tell Outlook to check
for messages now.
Tip
When you click Mail in the Navigation Pane, you see
a window divided into three panes (see Figure 20-6).
The left pane is the Navigation Pane, of course. The
center pane contains the folder contents, called the
message list. The right pane, called the Reading
pane, displays the content of any message you select
Although I’m talking specifically about
the Inbox in this section, the information
here applies to messages in any folder
listed in the Personal Folders section of the
Navigation Pane.
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