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    • Outlook 2013 for Windows lets you choose whether to compose and send messages in plain text or formatted text. The default is formatted text. 
    • Categories are markers you create to help you track important messages and events. You can assign a color and label to as many categories as you need, then apply those markers to messages and...
    • By default, Outlook 2013 displays your messages in order of Date Received. You can change the sort order by clicking the heading in any column, or by selecting an option in the Arrangement section...
    • All the Office 365 email clients include an out-of-office assistant that responds to incoming messages with a note from you. When you use this feature, you have the option of enabling it at various levels.
    • Outlook is willing to help you weed out the junk mail that makes it past the various levels of spam filtering applied to all messages sent to @cornell.edu addresses. It's up to you to decide...
    • The Mail section of the Folders Pane shows the basic Outlook folders: Deleted Items Drafts Inbox Junk E-Mail Outbox RSS Feeds Sent...
    • If you will be out of the office (or otherwise away from your email), people who send you messages may wonder why you haven't responded. Outlook's Out of Office assistant lets you create a reply...
    • Rules are a way to have incoming (or outgoing) messages sorted, filed, marked, or otherwise handled automatically.
    • Search Folders allow you to set up "virtual" folders that display all the messages that meet the criteria you specify.
    • You can search for a particular message by clicking on the folder where the message is stored, then typing any part of the message or its headers (for example, the sender's name or email address)...
    • Folder Sharing lets you give others access to your mail folders. You specify which folder, and the level of access, that is, whether the delegate can simply see items in a folder, or whether they...
    • A signature is a block of text that appears automatically at the end of the messages you send. You can create multiple signatures and specify one to use on new messages, and another to use on...
    • The Problem Joe User sets up Exchange's auto-reply feature on his account. Joe User receives a message from an e-list. Exchange dutifully sends the auto-reply to the...
    • If you are having problems with your email, one common diagnostic aid is a complete list of the message's headers. Headers show the path a message took to get from the sender to the recipient. The IT Service Desk or other technical support may ask you to provide a message's headers.
    • This page covers adding shared NetID accounts to your Outlook 2013 set up. See our View Resource Accounts in Outlook 2013 article to add a Resource Account (EGA, Room account, or Equipment...