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2007-01-30 09:18:00

Top 10 Things Outlook Can Do For You

By Alisa Hagner

1. Drop email into calendar/journal/contacts.

2. Synchronize with your smartphone/pda/Blackberry.

  • Calendar
  • Tasks
  • Contacts
  • e-mail




3. Create folders in your Inbox.

  • Click on your Inbox
  • Right click
  • Select "New Folder"




4. Create your new folder.

  • Sellers
  • Buyers
  • Referrals
  • Prospects
  • WCR
  • Company

5. Use Outlook to see if sender is on MSN Messenger to "chat."


  • Go to and Search for Outlook Backup
  • Be Prepared
  • Backup often
  • If you have never had a hard drive failure, you will!

7. Use Activities button in Contacts to look up all e-mails, notes, and appointments made for that contact.

Use Categories to send bulk e-mails.

Use Word to send letters or make labels for contacts or groups.

Use Add-In software  for Outlook.

11. Showing a Map for a Contact View a map for an address in Contacts.

View a map for an address in Contacts.

On the Contact's menu bar, on the Actions menu, click the Display Map of Addresss.


Map it. And get directions.

Your turn. Send a tip to the author and she will post them to her Tips About Outlook web resource.

(Alisa Hagner, ABR, CRS, e-PRO, GRI, MRE, Real Estate Broker, Relocation Specialist, The Berkshire Group, Denver, and 2006 president of Women's Council of REALTORS Mile High Chapter. Alisa is a Certified e-PRO Trainer.)


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