Configuring

Rename Email Accounts and Mailbox Folders

Outlook names your email account and mailbox folder set after your email address. This results in quite large display names which often get truncated and aren’t always meaningful or clutters the Outlook interface more than it should. Find out how you can change them into something shorter.

Outlook can’t connect to Gmail: Password incorrect

When configuring your Gmail account in Outlook (or other mail clients such as Thunderbird and Mail apps on (older) smartphones), you may run into continuous password prompts or sync errors. This is because Google has turned off Basic Authentication by default for all new accounts and accounts which haven’t synced within the last 30 days and only lets you authenticate via the OAuth 2.0 standard.

Making the Outlook 2013 interface less white and bright

There is no point denying it; Outlook 2013 is white, VERY white and for some, this can lead to problems. This guide goes through the available options of making the interface less white and also give it a more “classic” look and feel.

Create a button for a macro

Macros are often used to achieve a goal in Outlook more quickly. However, the option to execute a macro isn’t always easily accessible. Learn how to create a button for your macro to make the macro even more productive.

Fonts, sizes and color settings of the Outlook interface

If you don’t like the way Outlook looks like by default, you might want to find out how you can change the fonts types, sizes and colors in Outlook to suit your taste better.

Open link from Outlook in new window

Make sure that when you click a hyperlink it gets opened in a new Internet Explorer window.

Setting Outlook Group Policies

When you are in an Active Directory network environment you can set Outlook policies to enforce settings on your users. If you are a home user you might want to set policies on what your children can and cannot do in Outlook.

Navigation Pane Tips & Tricks

With the enhancements of the Navigation Pane also came quite a lot of options but not all of them are really easy to notice or to work with right from the start.

Creating a permanent New Mail Desktop Alert

Do you like the New Mail Desktop Alert but hate the fact that it only stays for up to 30 seconds or only for the Inbox folder? With a small modification, you can make it stay up to 50 days or make it display for when mail is being delivered to another folder as well.

Create your own fully customized Toolbar

Place all your favourite options on a Toolbar and sort them the way you want it for easy access.