Microsoft Outlook Express 6 Course Outline

Microsoft Outlook Express 6

SECTION 1: Getting Started

Lesson 1.1: An Overview of Outlook Express

What is Outlook Express?

System Requirements

Launching Outlook Express

The Outlook Express Interface

Closing Outlook Express


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Lesson 1.2: Components of the Outlook Express Interface

Using the Start-Up Page

Using the Folder List

Using the Main Menu

Using the Outlook Express Toolbar

Using Shortcut Menus

Using Shortcut Keys


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Lesson 1.3: Help and Support

Using the Help Menu

The Contents and Index Window

Using the Contents Tab

Using the Index Tab

Searching for Help


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Section 1: Case Study

Section 1: Review Questions

SECTION 2: Electronic Mail

Lesson 2.1: Configuring an E-mail Account

Types of E-mail Accounts

How to Create an E-Mail Account

Modifying Your E-mail Account

How to Send and Receive E-mail

How to Enable Automatic Send and Receive


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Lesson 2.2: Working with E-mail Messages

Opening Messages

Printing Messages

Deleting Messages

Moving Messages

Opening and Saving Attachments


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Lesson 2.3: Composing E-Mail (Part One)

New Message Overview

Creating a New Message

Using the New Message Toolbar

Using the Formatting Toolbar

Replying and Forwarding Mail


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Lesson 2.4: Composing E-Mail (Part Two)

Adding a Picture

Inserting Attachments

Inserting Hyperlinks

Rich Text vs. Plain Text

Using the Drafts Folder


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Lesson 2.5: Customizing E-Mail Messages

Using Stationery

Using Picture Backgrounds

Using Sound Backgrounds

Checking Spelling


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Section 2: Case Study

Section 2: Review Questions

SECTION 3: Organization Tools

Lesson 3.1: Managing Mail, Part One

Creating, Renaming, and Deleting Folders

Changing How Messages are Displayed

Changing Which Columns are Displayed


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Lesson 3.2: Managing Mail, Part Two

Using the Current View Menu

Using the Sort By Menu

Using the Layout Dialog

Creating Rules

About the Blocked Senders List


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Lesson 3.3: Finding Messages

Finding a Message

Searching Within a Message

Searching Contacts


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Lesson 3.4: Windows Address Book Basics

Opening the Windows Address Book from Outlook Express

Opening the Windows Address Book from Windows

Components of the Windows Address Book


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Lesson 3.5: Using the Windows Address Book

Creating Contacts

Using Your Contacts in Outlook Express

Modifying and Deleting Contacts

Adding an E-Mail Sender as a Contact

About Mailing Lists


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Section 3: Case Study

Section 3: Review Questions

SECTION 4: Advanced Topics

Lesson 4.1: Signatures

Creating a Signature

Editing a Signature

Setting Signature Options

Using Signatures


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Lesson 4.2: Identities

Creating Identities

Managing Identities

Switching Identities


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Lesson 4.3: Importing and Exporting Data

Launching the Import Wizard

Overview of the Import Wizards

Launching the Export Wizard

Overview of the Export Wizards

Importing and Exporting Mail and News Settings


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Lesson 4.4: Setting Outlook Express' Options

Overview of the Options Dialog

Disabling the Start-Up Page

Setting Default Stationery

Disconnect After Sending and Receiving Mail

Automatically Check Spelling


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Lesson 4.5: Using Newsgroups

Setting up a Newsgroup Account

Accessing a Newsgroup

Reading Newsgroup Messages

Responding to Newsgroup Messages

Posting to a Newsgroup

Changing Newsgroup Settings


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Section 4: Case Study

Section 4: Review Questions

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