Making Life With Outlook Easier and More Fun

Thanks for stopping by! I assume you are here because you are a Microsoft Outlook user. If you work in a corporate office, you probably use this sophisticated program for hours Monday through Friday, if not seven days a week. And if you are using it at home, you probably still fire it up at least several times a week. If you're like me, you practically live with it.

This site is here to make living with Outlook easier and more fun. It answers common questions. Gives you tips. Shows you tricks. Helps you get the day-to-day benefits that come from owning a great tool and using it well. And make no mistake, this is a great tool. Whether you are using it strictly to send and receive email, or it is your resource for managing all your personal information, this is one capable and versatile tool.

That's all well and good, but why should you stay here and listen to me? My name is Bill Mann. I'm your guide to all of Outlook's coolest, most useful features. As the leader of numerous online courses on the subject (currently Introduction to Microsoft Outlook 2010 and Introduction to Microsoft Outlook 2013) and author of two books on it as well, I've taught thousands of people the basics.

The people I work with are an interesting and diverse bunch. Many of my students and readers have full-time jobs and need to use this beast in the real world to help them get their work done in the fastest, most efficient way possible.

Another large segment is people returning to the workforce after months, even years doing other stuff. As you can imagine, a big chunk of this group is moms returning to work after raising one or more children. With the rate that technology changes, even the most tech-savvy person will likely find that the tools they were experts with when they left have changed drastically and that a refresher is in order.

The third major group I work with is retirees. Retirement means many changes in lifestyle and often physical location, but many of these folks are unwilling to lose their connection to friends and colleagues because of this. They turn to Outlook as a way to keep in touch, keep their new lives (and hopefully busy social calendars) organized, and keep their minds sharp. Like I said, a diverse and interesting bunch.

chances are, you probably probably fit into one of these groups. If so, you'll be glad to know that this site contains the answers to the most common questions these people have asked me over the years. I bet it contains the answers to your questions too.

So please take some time and explore the site. You'll find everything from detailed instructions on setting up new mail accounts, tips on getting free stuff, even ways to reduce (although not eliminate) the flood of junk mail you are probably drowning in.

Again, welcome!

i want my email


Outlook Web Mail Accounts
Deal with all your email in one place. Detailed instructions for Outlook web mail account access.
General Microsoft Office Outlook News
The latest Microsoft Office Outlook News
The Living With Outlook (LWO) Blog
Current news and information related to Microsoft Office Outlook 2003, 2007, and the Living With Outlook (LWO) website. Subscribe here.
Introduction to Outlook 2007
An introduction to Microsoft Office Outlook 2007
Outlook Articles - Articles on Living With Outlook 2007
Outlook Articles - Articles related to living and working with Outlook 2007.
Microsoft Outlook Training
Learn about my online Microsoft Outlook training course and how you can sign up.
About Outlook 2007 Email
The home page for the Outlook 2007 email section of Living With Outlook.
Great Free Outlook Stuff and Where to Get It
Free Outlook goodies you can download. Find out what freebies are available, which are best, and where you can get them.
My Favorite Outlook Tips
A collection of my favorite Microsoft Outlook tips. The little Outlook tips that make a big day-to-day difference. Work smarter, not harder!
Top Tips for Living with Outlook eBooks, 2nd Edition
Second Edition Top Tips eBooks make life with Outlook easier and more efficient.
Book: How to Do Everything with Microsoft Office Outlook 2003
How to Do Everything with Microsoft Office Outlook 2003. A book by Bill Mann
Book: How to Do Everything with Microsoft Office Outlook 2007
Book: How to Do Everything with Microsoft Office Outlook 2007
Find Outlook items. Search messages and anything else in Outlook.
Outlook can hold so much information, that the big issue shifts to finding what you want. Search for email and other items, as well as within items.
Finding and Installing Microsoft Outlook Updates
Tap into the endless stream of Microsoft Outlook updates to keep your software working its best.
An Outlook Data Management Plan
A plan for managing Outlook data that makes backup easy.
Which Do I Have: Outlook or Outlook Express?
Figure out in seconds whether you have Outlook or Outlook Express installed,
Get Mobile Access to Your Outlook Data
A central point for information and reviews on the many ways to get mobile access to your Outlook data.
The Outlook Add-Ins and Extensions Page
Add in Outlook power and features with add-ins. Get my take on these cool little programs that customize Outlook to work the way you want it to.
Search the Site
Use this page to search the Living With Outlook site.
Feedback Form
A place to provide me with feedback about the site.
Product Reviews Page
Links to Outlook-related product reviews
Privacy Policy
Privacy Policy
NFL Schedules - Get Your Favorite Team Into Outlook
Links to directions for getting your favorite team's NFL schedule into Outlook 2007.
Configure Outlook 2007
Links to various options for configuring Outlook 2007.
Minnesota Vikings Schedule
Learn how to download the Vikings schedule into an Outlook calendar.