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Outlook 2003: Working with Outlook Options

Outlook 2003: Working with Outlook Options

Many of the defaults you’ll eventually want to change such as how often Outlook checks for new email or what font your mail messages use are all found in the Options Dialog Box. More than that, in order to really customize how you can make Outlook really work for you, you can customize your toolbars.

Preferences Tab

On the Preferences tab, you have access to general Outlook defaults for E-mail, Calendar, Tasks, Contacts & Notes, Search and Mobile notification settings.

Figure 31. Options Dialog Box – Preferences Tab

Mail Setup Tab

On the Mail Setup tab, you have access to Outlook e-mail defaults including the e-mail accounts associated with the current Outlook login and how often Outlook checks for incoming mail and send outgoing mail.

Figure 32. Options Dialog Box – Mail Setup Tab

Mail Format Tab

On the Mail Format tab, you can set the default format options for messages you create and send including the default stationery, fonts and signatures.

Figure 33. Options Dialog Box – Mail Format Tab

Spelling Tab

On the Spelling tab, there are only a couple of checkboxes – always check spelling and ignore original message when running Spell Check Feature. But, you can access the AutoCorrect dialog box from this tab.

Figure 34. Options Dialog Box – Spelling Tab

Other Tab

On the Other tab, you have access to miscellaneous Outlook defaults for emptying Deleted Items, AutoArchive Settings and Outlook Pane customization.

Figure 35. Options Dialog Box – Other Tab