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.
Start by organizing your inbox. Clean up your folders, categorize and store your messages, and remove clutter from your inbox.
Make Outlook work for you
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
Master Outlook keyboard shortcuts
Conquer your inbox and save time with these 50 keyboard shortcuts.
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Focus your inbox
Separate your most important emails while keeping the rest out of the way.
Filter low-priority email
Train Outlook to automatically filter email you feel is low priority.
Set up rules
Send out-of-office replies to let people know you won't be responding right away.
Manage email messages
Use rules to automatically reduce manual and repetitive actions.
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