Quite sometime back Gmail Labs had introduced a new feature called as Sender Time Zone, which allowed users to view the timezone of the email sender, a similar add-in is also available for Microsoft Outlook.
After you have installed the Sender’s Time Zone add-in for Outlook, you will see the timezone of the sender in a information tab in the email, this will allow you to the time difference between your location and the location of the sender.
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There are several times when you have discussions through emails, if the conversation is interesting you may have several replies coming through, however there is a problem when this happens, the emails you receive as replies may contain the original conversation.
Most of the times the original conversation is of no use, and it would be good if you could remove them and save space.
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Microsoft Outlook 2007 has a handy preview tool that will allow you to preview documents (Word, spreadsheets, PowerPoint) from within the mail message, however it lacks the inbuilt ability to preview several popular file formats such as zip files, PDF files, programming source code files and so on.
The lack of previewers for some of the most popular file types was something I could not live with long, with the help of two Outlook add-ins I can now preview Zip files, PDF files and many other file formats from within Outlook.
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Microsoft Outlook polls your email accounts after certain intervals to see if there are any new emails in your accounts, however if you want to do this manually you can use a shortcut key to quickly poll all your email accounts, which will save you some time and efforts if you decided to do it using a mouse.
Using the F9 key, you can quickly do a send/receive on all your accounts. Outlook also allows users to definite which groups should be included while doing a send/receive all using the F9 key.
To change the settings for this option, use the shortcut key Ctrl + Alt + S, this should popup a new window, where you can change the group settings for send/receive all option.
You can also use the same setting window to control whether emails are automatically fetched and how often they are fetched, if you are using a low bandwidth internet connection, you could save some bandwidth by clicking on the Edit button to edit the email group and change the settings to only download headers instead of full emails.
We have been using TweetDeck for quite sometime now and love the interface quite a lot, on the other hand we feel that Microsoft Outlook is the best tool for emails.
OutlookDeck is a interesting new application that will allow you to view and search Outlook emails in a TweetDeckish interface.
You can view all emails, view your replies, or search your emails using OutlookDeck, it will create a new tab for each of your actions, so clicking on All Friends will create a new tab, every search will create a new tab and son on.
We find OutlookDeck a fun way of searching emails, and having been using TweetDeck for quite sometime now, we love the refreshing way in which we can search our emails.
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There may several oops moments in your email sending history, where you send out a email stating that you have attached some files, however in a hurry you completely forget to attach files to the email.
Such moments lead to embarrassments when you receive a reply saying that the attachments were not included in the message.
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Microsoft Outlook can be used for more than just sending and receiving emails, you can also read your favorite feeds (including us) in Outlook.
But if you are a Google Reader user and do not want to re-subscribe to feeds in Outlook, there is a simple trick that will allow you to view Google Reader feed in Outlook.
The trick involves setting the home page of your RSS folder in outlook to the Google Reader homepage URL.
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Most email providers today have a measly attachment limit of 20 MBs at the most, anything above this limit will be promptly bounced back to the sender, however you can still send large files as email attachments by uploading them to one of the several free online storage websites and including a link to the file in your email.
Though that solution may not be entirely neat and may require multiple actions, Acrobat.com today announced a free add-in for Microsoft Outlook that will allow you to send large files from Outlook. This feature is pretty similar to the Yousendit add-in we had told you about earlier.
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Many outlook users have tons of emails buried deep within folders and archives, finding and downloading attachments is not particularly easy when you have to find messages that are months old.
However a new tool from Nirsoft called Outlook Attach View scans and searches all the messages stored in Outlook and displays a list of all the attached files that it finds.
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Microsoft Outlook is probably one of the most use email and appointment management desktop software. However keeping a eye on your tasks and appointments would require users to open the application and bring it into focus.
Outlook on the Desktop is a freeware tool that will embed your Outlook Calendar, Inbox, Contacts, Notes or Tasks on your desktop, allowing you to edit and view the events and emails, just like you do while using Outlook itself.
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