Outlook: Activities

February 10, 2008

Did you know that Outlook keeps track of all communications and other activities you’ve had with a contact? When you open a contact’s details, the General tab is the one you view. But there are four other tabs: Details, Activities, Certificates, and All Fields.

If you select the Activities tab, Outlook will search for and list all the activities you’ve had with that person (such as emails, tasks, appointments). You can narrow the search to just emails, for example. When an activity is found, Outlook displays its subject and the folder it is in. You can then double-click on an activity to open it.

Note: If you have a large Outlook file, it may take a few seconds or even a minute or two for the activities to be found. It’s worth the wait—especially if you’re looking for that vital email you sent to someone months ago.

[This article was first published in the June 2006 CyberText Newsletter]

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