How to Make a New Email Shortcut

Email seems to be one of those things that modern offices generate a lot of. Thus when I found an article on how to make a shortcut for new email I figured I’d share.

The first step is to right click on the desktop highlight New and select Shortcut.

The second step is entering mailto: into the shortcut wizard. (And Clicking Next)

Then Name your shortcut. As you can see with a nearly uncontrolled burst of creativity I called mine “New Email”. That’s it: click Finish and you’ll have a new shortcut.

Here are the results from my shortcut:

If you’d like to further customize your shortcut howtogeek.com has a great tutorial here

In it they explain how make your shortcut include: To, Subject, CC, BCC, and even a preset message.

The idea I really liked from the tutorial:
How to create a toolbar with frequently
used Contacts.

If you think it’ll help take a look here.

Manage Your Email Attachments

So I was wandering around the internet the other day and stumbled upon a neat little program to help one get control of their email attachments. It’s called OutlookAttachView. It makes a sortable list of your email attachments, and from there you can delete or save them.

You can download it yourself, but we’ve installed it on the network for you. Just click here select open or run to the window that pops up and it will create an icon on your desktop. It’s a great way to clean out the attachments that are hogging your Outlook email space. Note that if you have a lot of attachments, it may take several moments for the list to be resorted when you click on column headings.



I should note that I found it on Lifehacker, a wonderful blog that features helpful computer tips and tools.