Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Other actions you can take in the Mail dialog box are the following:
Remove: Removes the selected proﬁ le from the system.
Properties: Lets you view and edit the properties of the proﬁ le including the
e-mail account settings and data ﬁ les.
Copy: Makes a copy of the selected proﬁ le under a new name. This is useful if you
want a new proﬁ le that has some of the same settings as an existing one. Create a
copy, then edit it as needed.
Prompt for a proﬁ le to be used: If this option is selected and you have more than
one proﬁ le, Outlook will prompt you to select the proﬁ le you want to use each time
the program starts.
Always use this proﬁ le: Select the proﬁ le that you want Outlook to use from the list.
Switching proi les
You cannot switch from one proﬁ le to another while Outlook is running. If you selected the
Prompt for a proﬁ le option (as explained in the preceding section), quit Outlook and restart
it; then select the desired proﬁ le when prompted.
If you selected the Always Use This Proﬁ le option (also explained in the preceding section),
you must perform the following steps:
1. Quit Outlook.
2. Open the Control Panel.
3. In the Control Panel, open Mail.
4. Click the Show Proﬁ les button.
5. Select the Prompt for a proﬁ le to be used option.
6. Close all dialog boxes.
7. Restart Outlook.
Composing and Sending Messages
Outlook’s e-mail features are sophisticated and comprehensive. Underneath all that power,
however, are the fundamental tasks of composing, sending, and reading messages. This
section explains the basics of composing and sending e-mail messages.
Quick compose and send
Outlook provides much ﬂ exibility when it comes to creating and formatting e-mail
messages. Often, however, all you want to do is to quickly create and send a basic message.