How to Disable Live Preview in Outlook 2013

You can configure a lot of different elements concerning the way that Outlook 2013 behaves. This includes options such as increasing the frequency at which it checks for new messages, as well as turning settings on or off that affect the way you use the program. One option that you may not realize you can […]

How to Empty Deleted Items on Exit in Outlook 2013

Outlook 2013 comes with some default settings that are going to be fine for some users, but many people that use Outlook every day will eventually discover that there is something about the program’s behavior that they would like to modify. Whether that involves changing the frequency with which Outlook 2013 checks for new messages, […]

How to Show the Recipient’s Name in the Outlook 2013 Sent Items Folder

It’s rare that Outlook 2013 will work exactly how you want it to with the default settings, and certain options, such as how often Outlook 2013 checks for new messages, will be changed more often than others. Another commonly changed setting involves the “Views” for certain folders. Each Outlook user will have their own preferences […]

How to Change the Default Startup Folder in Outlook 2013

When you first launch Outlook 2013, there is a strong chance that it will open directly to your inbox. This is the default behavior for the program, and is commonly preferred by many users. But if you have set up rules in Outlook 2013 that filter messages into different folders, then you might prefer to […]

How to Change the Message Format in Outlook 2013

Microsoft Outlook 2013 has three different email formats from which you can choose when you are sending a new message, or replying or forwarding an existing message. The three formatting options are HTML, Plain Text, and Rich Text. Each option has their own benefits, so it is helpful to be able to select among them […]

How to Change the Font Color in Outlook 2013

Like other Microsoft Office programs, Outlook 2013 allows you to change much of the formatting for text that you type. One of the format options that you can control is the color of the font that you use. This can be done for individual messages, or you can choose to change the default font color […]

How to Stop Previewed Messages from Being Marked as Read in Outlook 2013

Microsoft Outlook 2013 can mark your email messages as read when you select them in the Reading Pane. Unfortunately, if you use the Reading Pane to keep track of the messages that you have not yet read, it can be difficult to know which were actually read, and which you simply clicked on. Outlook controls […]

How to Change the Default Importance Level in Outlook 2013

If you frequently email with other Outlook users, then you may have seen a little blue arrow or a red exclamation point show up alongside messages. This indicates an importance level for that message which was set by the sender of the message. Typically the importance level of a message can be changed at the […]

How to Turn Off AutoComplete in Outlook 2013

The AutoComplete list in Microsoft Outlook 2013 is something that builds up over time as you write and respond to¬†emails. When a name or email address is added to the AutoComplete list, you can start typing that name or address into the To, CC, or BCC field in a message window, and Outlook will offer […]

How to Set the Priority of an Email in Outlook 2013

If you have been using Microsoft Outlook for at least a short period of time, then you have likely encountered a message with an exclamation point or an arrow next to it. This indicates that the sender felt their message has a level of importance outside that of a normal email. You have the option […]