I’m always looking for ways to use my software, especially Outlook, more effectively.  Here’s a few of my favorites:

Outlook Tip #1: Was an important message sent to the Junk E-mail folder? If an item gets moved to your Junk E-mail folder by mistake, select the message, and then press CTRL+ ALT+J.

Outlook Tip #2: Keep track of messages that require action. Instead of just using rules to move messages to folders, use rules to assign a category to a message. Then the messages will be arranged in groups in your Inbox.  (I use the same colors in Outlook as my paper file folders, e.g. Orange is for internal items, yellow is for client related items).

Outlook Tip #3: Save searches that you use often. On the Tools menu, point to Find and then click Advanced Find. In the Advanced Find dialog box, specify your search criteria and click Save Search on the File menu.

Outlook Tip#4: Flag that message fast! Select a message in the message list, and then press INSERT.

Outlook Tip #5: Quickly assign a task Right-click the task, and then on the shortcut menu, click Assign Task and type a name in the To box.