Customizing Setup Email Options

Your mailbox is ready to use as soon as you sign in. You don't have to change any settings or turn anything on or off to start sending and receiving e-mail messages. However, you might still want to change some settings to suit your preferences. Settings: update your profile, install software and connect it to the cloud

You can do things such as automatically check spelling in your e-mail message before it's sent, add a signature to the messages you send, and select a default font for your messages.

Setup Email Options

In the upper-right corner, click  Settings  > Options

Profile Information

  1. Click account > my account for your profile information
  2. Click account > connected accounts if you have multiple accounts and want to consolidate them.

Account Organization

  1. Click organize email > inbox rules to choose how mail will be handled
  2. Click organize email > automatic replies to respond when you are unavailable
  3. Click organize email > delivery reports to search for delivery information about messages sent
  4. Click organize email > retention policies to control how long items in your mailbox will be saved


Click groups to create a collection of two or more people in a shared address book

Site Mail Boxes

Click site mailboxes which allows you to save and access all content from a shared project in a single location set up through your my content page.

Mail – Calendar – Regional Setup

Click settings > mail > calendar > or regional for setup options.

Mobile Devices

  1. Click phone > mobile devices to set up synchronizing with your mailbox
  2. Click phone > text messaging for message notifications

SPAM Filtering

Click block or allow to set up SPAM filtering


Click apps to add or remove apps

Online Resources

  • For an in-depth review of Outlook functions watch the video “Exploring the Inbox”