• Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint
Share this Page URL
Help

Chapter 27. Creating and Using Rules > Improving Your Outlook

Improving Your Outlook

Outlook's rules, Out of Office Assistant, and junk email protection enable you to increase your productivity by automatically performing some of the work of filing, organizing, and responding to email. The simple reduction in the amount of junk email you must deal with on a regular basis can save you anywhere between 5 to 20 minutes every day. Combine that with rules that flag messages, move them to the appropriate folders, and notify senders when you are out of the office, and Outlook can save you even more time every day. This section shows how Sam, a real estate agent, uses rules and the Out of Office Assistant to help manage all the emails he receives in a day.

Sam works for one of the busiest real estate agencies in the country. All the properties Sam lists are almost immediately placed on the Internet for prospective buyers to peruse at their leisure. If someone wants to contact Sam about a property listed on the Internet, he can use the agency's Web page to email him. Those emails always follow the same format. The subject of the email is always the phrase “MLS:”, followed by the multiple listing service number used to uniquely identify the house in question. The body of the email contains unique information about the person inquiring about the house, including whether the potential buyer has been preapproved for a loan, contact phone numbers, email address, and whether the buyer is ready to buy this week, this month, or this year. All of that information helps Sam gauge how quickly he needs to deal with this particular email.


PREVIEW

                                                                          

Not a subscriber?

Start A Free Trial


  
  • Creative Edge
  • Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint