A Fistful of Functions

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Transcript A Fistful of Functions

Outlook E-mail

Gini Courter and Annette Marquis TRIAD Consulting

In today’s session:

 E-mail tips to improve efficiency  Create and apply rules to manage mail  Pfishing, Pfarming and other scams  Build, save and share custom views

Create and apply rules to manage messages

 Rules are instructions to Outlook about how you want your mail handled.

 Rules can move, copy, forward, reply, and delete mail automatically based on criteria you set.

 Can be used to handle all mail or only on a temporary basis while you are out of the office.

Ways to Create Rules

 By example  Setting junk mail and adult content options  Rules Wizard  Importing rules  Setting Color rules  Out of Office Assistant

Creating Rules by Example

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Click the Organize button.

Select the message you want to use.

Choose From or Sent To to indicate which type of messages should be moved.

Select the folder where you want the messages to/from this person moved.

Click the Create button to create the new rule.

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Using Junk Mail and Adult Content Rules

Click the Junk E-Mail tab in the Ways To Inbox Organize pane. Choose a color for each type of message (you can apply the same color to both).

Click the Turn On buttons.

If you’d prefer the messages were deleted or placed in a specific folder, choose Move from the drop-down list and then select the folder to which you would like the messages moved.

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Using the Rules Wizard to Create Complex Rules

Activate the Rules Wizard (Tools  Wizard).

Rules Choose to create a rule from one of the templates or Start with a Blank Rule.

Enter a Rule Description.

Select any conditions you want checked before the rule is applied. Choose what you want to do with the message. Identify any exceptions to the rule.

Name the rule.

Changing Rule Order

 Change the order in which rules are processed so that a message that might be affected by more than one rule is handled on a priority basis.  Click the Move Up and Move Down buttons to rearrange rules.

Exporting/Importing Rules

To use on another computer or share with another user.

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Choose Rules Wizard on the Tools menu. 2.

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In the Apply Changes To This Folder drop-down list, click the Inbox you want. Click the Options button. In the Options dialog box, click Export or Import Rules. Type the path and file name for the set of rules you want to export or locate the path of rules you want to import. Click Save.

Using Colors to Organize Messages

Using colors you can create rules to color messages from or sent to a specific person and clearly distinguish messages sent only to you. 1.

Click the Organize button on the Standard toolbar.

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Click the Using Colors tab.

Click the Automatic Formatting button. 4.

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Click the Add button in the Automatic Formatting dialog box and type a descriptive name for the rule.

Click the Font button and choose a font.

Click the Condition button to open the Filter dialog box. In the three tabs of the dialog box, set the filter conditions.

Click OK to create the condition.

Using the Out of Office Assistant

When you are going to be away for the office and you work in a Microsoft Exchange Server environment, you can use the Out of Office Assistant to notify senders that you are gone and to organize, forward or otherwise handle your incoming mail.

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Using the Out of Office Assistant

Tools  Out of Office Assistant.

Enter the message you want senders to receive while you are away.

Click the Add Rule button and set up a rule that identifies what you want to happen with mail you receive. Click OK when you have finished creating the rule.

Repeat Steps 3 and 4 to create additional rules.

Click the Move Up and Move Down buttons to change the order in which the rules are applied.

Select I Am Currently Out Of The Office to apply the Out Of Office Assistant. To turn off the Out of Office Assistant, choose Tools  Out of Office Assistant and select I Am Currently In the Office.

Rules Summary

Create rules to:  Decrease the volume of mail you have to review.

 Avoid seeing junk and adult content mail.

 Organize mail to handle it more efficiently.

 Handle mail in your absence.

 Simplify your life.

Pfishing and Pharming

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“Phishing

attacks use spoofed e-mails and fake Web sites to fool recipients into revealing personal information or to have a Trojan/virus placed into their computer. “ Pharming is the redirecting of an individual’s Web request to another location.  http://worldwidespam.info/phishing/

FBI Virus/Spam Hoax:

The NCFTA has assisted the FBI with its investigation concerning a fraudulent e-mail hoax ( http://www.ifccfbi.gov/strategy/wn050223.asp

be sent from the e-mail addresses of [email protected]

, ). The FBI has become aware of spam e-mail fraudulently claiming to be from fbi.gov accounts. The e-mail sounds official, even threatening, in tone, and appears to [email protected]

, [email protected]

, and mail is shown below: [email protected]

. The recipient is enticed to open an attachment that contains a [email protected] worm. The actual text of the e You have visited illegal Websites. Dear Sir/Madam, We have logged your IP address on more than 40 illegal Websites. Important: Please answer our questions! The list of questions are attached. Yours faithfully, M. John Stellford Federal Bureau of Investigation -- FBI -- 935 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Room 2130 Washington, DC 20535 (202)324-3000

Build, save and share custom views     Views are the way you look at your Outlook data Views can contain all or part of the items in a folder – Add or remove fields – Reorder fields – Group items – Sort items – Filter items – Format views Customize predefined views Create new views

Customizing Predefined Views

 Access views through Advanced toolbar or View  Current View – Customize Table views on the fly – Customize Current view in the Current View dialog box

Customize table views on the fly

 Remove fields  Reorder fields  Sort data  Group data  Modify field labels

Customize View in dialog box

    View  View Current View  Customize Current Fields – Add or remove fields – Reorder fields Group fields – Set up to three group by levels Sort – Set up to three sort levels  and 

Customize View in dialog box

 Filter – Set multiple criteria on which to filter data – Filter on any field – Set individualized conditions and values – Write SQL statements  Format views – Fonts – Table view settings

Create new fields

 Customize Views dialog box  Field Chooser  Display the fields you create in Outlook views and forms

Reset views

 Reset views to default settings 1. View  Current View  Define Views 2. Select View 3. Click Reset

Create new views

 Create new view – Table – Timeline – Card – Day/Week/Month – Icon  Copy, rename and modify existing views

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