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If you find yourself buried in email for a significant chunk of your day, you're not alone. Here are some tips to help you take control of your Outlook inbox.

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Start by organizing your inbox. Clean up your folders, categorize and store your messages, and remove clutter from your inbox.

Download: The organized inbox

PDF: The organized inbox

Maximize efficiency

Make Outlook work for you

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Create a signature, use @ symbols, set reminders, co-author, and use "tell me" to get answers.

Download: Five ways to make Outlook work for you

PDF: Five ways to make Outlook work for you

Master Outlook keyboard shortcuts

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Conquer your inbox and save time with these 50 keyboard shortcuts.

Download: 50 time-saving Outlook keyboard shortcuts

PDF: 50 time-saving Outlook keyboard shortcuts

Focus your inbox

Separate your most important emails while keeping the rest out of the way.

Learn more about your inbox

Filter low-priority email

Train Outlook to automatically filter email you feel is low priority.

Learn more about filters

Set up rules

Out-of-office replies

Send out-of-office replies to let people know you won't be responding right away.

Set an automatic reply

Manage email messages

Use rules to automatically reduce manual and repetitive actions.

Set up rules

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