Outlook 2010 Sending and Receiving Email

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Outlook 2010

Sending and Receiving Email


Screenshot of Microsoft Outlook 2010
Mail view is the default view for Outlook 2010, which you'll use to manage youremail messages.
In this lesson, you'll learn about using Mail view to send and receive email messages. We'll also explain how to use the Compose window, add a signature, and more. If you don't have much experience with email, visit Email 101 tutorial before continuing with this lesson.

Mail View

Mail view is selected by default whenever you open Outlook 2010. This is likely where you'll spend a lot of your time in Outlook, so it's important to become familiar with the interface.
Click the buttons in the interactive below to learn more about using Mail view in Outlook 2010.

Sending Emails

When you write an email, you'll be using the Compose window. This is where you'll add the email address of the recipient(s), the subject, and the body of the email, which is the message itself. You'll also be able to add various types of text formatting as well as attachments.

To Send an Email:

  • Click the New Email command on the Ribbon. The Compose window will appear.
    Screenshot of Microsoft Outlook 2010Composing a new email message
Click the buttons in the interactive below to become familiar with the Compose window.

Doing More with Mail

Once you're familiar with the basics of Mail view, you can start taking advantage of its most helpful features with these additional tips.

To Create an Email Signature:

signature is an optional block of text that appears at the end of every email you send. If you send a lot of email messages, signatures can save you a lot of time. They're also a good way to share your title and additionalcontact information, such as a phone number, with new contacts.
  1. From the Compose window, locate and the select Signature command on the Ribbon, then selectSignatures... from the drop-down menu.
    Screenshot of Microsoft Outlook 2010Clicking Signatures... 
  2. The Signatures and Stationary dialog box will appear. Click New.
    Screenshot of Microsoft Outlook 2010Adding a new signature
  3. The New Signature Dialog Box will appear. Enter a name for the signature and click OK.
    Screenshot of Microsoft Outlook 2010Adding a signature name
  4. Enter the desired signature. A signature typically includes your name and some contact information, like your phone number or email address. You can also include basic formatting and hyperlinks.
  5. When you're satisfied with the signature, click OK.
    Screenshot of Microsoft Outlook 2010Saving a new signature
  6. The Compose window will appear. Locate and select the Signature command, then select the newly created signature from the drop-down menu.
    Screenshot of Microsoft Outlook 2010Adding the custom signature
  7. The signature will appear in the body of the compose window.
    Screenshot of Microsoft Outlook 2010The added signature

To Use Spell Check:

  • Whenever you're composing an email, it's important to make sure that your message is free from spelling and grammatical errors. Some spelling errors will be detected automatically as you write your message, which should feel familiar if you've ever used the Spell Check feature in Microsoft Word. Check out our tutorial on Email Etiquette and Safety to learn more about best practices when using email to communicate in the workplace.
    Screenshot of Microsoft Outlook 2010Correcting spelling errors in the Compose window

To Print Email Messages

If you need to reference or document an important message away from your computer, it's easy to print an email message.
  1. Click the File tab on the Ribbon.
    Screenshot of Microsoft Outlook 2010Clicking the File tab
  2. Backstage view will appear. Locate and select Print.
    Screenshot of Microsoft Outlook 2010Clicking Print in Backstage view
  3. The Print pane will appear. Choose your settings, then click Print .
    Screenshot of Microsoft Outlook 2010Printing an email message



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