IN THIS CHAPTER
Understanding e-mail accounts
Setting up your e-mail accounts
Modifying account settings
Composing and sending e-mail messages
Reading and replying to messages
Working with received attachments
Understanding the Inbox display
Understanding Outlook files and folders
Understanding Outlook data files
Working with folders
Working with groups and items
Working with the Deleted Items folder
Setting options for individual messages
Setting global e-mail options
Before you can send and receive e-mail using Outlook 2013, you must set up at least one e-mail account, providing Outlook with the information it needs to connect to your online e-mail account. From there, you can compose, send, and receive messages. Outlook provides great tools for creating and organizing your messages, as well as options for customizing how it works with your messages. This chapter helps you learn the basics for all of those actions in Outlook.
Before you can use Outlook to send and receive e-mail, you must set up your e-mail account. You can have more than one account — you’ll follow the same steps for each one. There are two parts to this.
First, your account must be set up on the server or at your ISP. This is not done in Outlook. If your account is at your workplace, it will likely have been set up by an IT person, and he or she will have provided you with the required information such as your ...