I mentioned in our previous post that while designing the new message list, we focused on the way most people read their email. Reading is only half the story – acting on messages you receive is equally important. We analyzed data to learn as much as we could about what people do after reading emails in their message list. Delete is far and away the most common action people take on their mail. In fact, it’s so common it accounts for around three quarters of all actions! The most common way to delete has been with a keyboard, but mouse users head straight for the ribbon. In the new Outlook, we’ve put a delete button right on your message list. As you hover over each message, a single click is all it takes to delete, and you don’t even need to select the message first.
You’ve probably realized that the person at the desk next to you uses Outlook differently than you. Some folks view Outlook as a task system, others use it to collaborate on documents with public folders, and still others use it to manage other peoples’ calendars. But almost every Outlook user reads their email in Outlook. And to do it, they use the message list. Sure, we aren’t getting any points for creativity on that name, but the message list, put simply, is the list of emails you read in Outlook. Like other parts of Outlook, it’s highly customizable, and yours might look different than your manager’s. In Outlook 2013, we overhauled the message list, focusing on the way most people use it.
In this week's webinar, we crack open Outlook 2013, something you can also do right now during our free Customer Preview. See below for links. What you will learn at Tuesday's webinar: New ways to organize and control your schedule and email Take a peak at a calendar...
A stream of messages most likely flows into your inbox from co-workers and friends, and from all those enewsletters and notifications you signed up for. You need a quick way to track down specific messages without having to wade through all of them. To help you cut through the clutter, we've compiled four tutorials that show you some ways search in Outlook.