The Outlook Today view is a handy way to get a quick interactive summary of your calendar, tasks, and messages for the current day.

  1. On the Home tab, in the left pane, select the main email address associated with your account.

  2. Select Customize Outlook Today, located toward the right of the window.

    Screenshot of the Outlook Today view in Outlook, showing the name of the mailbox owner, the current day and date, and the associated calendar, tasks, and messages for the day.
  3. Select the When starting, go directly to Outlook Today check box.

    Screenshot of the Customize Outlook Today pane in Outlook, showing the options available for Startup, Messages, Calendar, Tasks, and Styles. Cursor points to the check box for "When starting, go directly to Outlook Today".
  4. Click Save Changes.

  1. In the Navigation Pane, click Outlook Today Button image.

    If you use a Microsoft Exchange account, you'll see Button imageMailbox - Your name.

    If you use a Personal Folders file (.pst) as your mailbox, you'll see Button imagename of the .pst.

    Note: You may have more than one .pst. If so, the one that is the default delivery location is the one with Button image.

  2. On the Outlook Today page, click Customize Outlook Today.

  3. Select the When starting, go directly to Outlook Today check box.

  4. Click Save Changes.

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