Getting the Most Out of Older Outlook Iterations – A Primer

As an Outlook user who is still clinging thon to the trusted Outlook 2003 edition, it has always bothered me if I was way behind times. However when I look in context, my Outlook 2003 still works without a serious flaw and does virtually everything that I expect out of it. Well it certainly does not have a Business Contact Manager tool but it still has a lot of juice in it.  In this article I will share some interesting tips to draw more out of your old Outlook email client.


Use Journals – They are no More in Outlook 2013

The Journal features available in older iterations of Outlook have been left out from the latest iteration. However if you are using an old version like me you can still use Outlook to measure your productivity. In fact you can use a shared journal with your team members and check how they are working on a specific project. The feature also comes handy when you need to send an invoice to a client for an hourly task.


Use Calendar in a Meaningful Manner

The Calendar feature is quite elaborate even in old iterations of Outlook. Even in the Outlook 2003 edition, you can schedule appointments and share calendar details with ease. Moreover booking of resources too is feasible under an Exchange environment. Ideally an Outlook user should use the Calendar feature regularly to keep a track of his schedules, set reminders and improve overall productivity.


View Download Headers and Operate in Offline Mode

The latest edition of Outlook seems to have given a pass to the offline mode and have showed a preference for cached exchange mode. It has also restricted the delivery of exchange items to the PST format. Moreover exchange headers too are absent by default. If you are an advanced user, the older edition of Outlook would still serve you with above features and can be used to store exchange data locally with ease.


Keeping the Inbox Light Would Keep the Older Outlook Email Client in Shape

When you are using an old version of Outlook for many years, the chances of encountering an Outlook crash is relatively higher. Now if you hope to avoid an Outlook crash that can jeopardize the encompassed data then you should make it a point to keep fewer emails in your Inbox. As a matter of rule try to shift emails from the Inbox to other folders and consider using options like Auto Archive. However despite such measures there may still come a time when an Outlook crash occurs out of the blue. In such a scenario a powerful pst recovery tool like DataNumen Outlook Repair can help you retrieve your lost email data. This proficient tool has the capacity to recover a variety of Outlook data elements including contacts and journal entries without breaking a sweat.

Moreover the application boasts of an highly dexterous algorithm that ensures maximum data recovery than any of its peers.


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