Using @mentions in your Outlook email

One of the new features when using Outlook is that you can @mention someone’s name in the body of the email, and it will automagically put that name into the To field of the email so you don’t forget to send it to them. Here’s how that works…

When you’re typing in the body of your email, type the @ symbol followed by part of a name. A list of possibilities should appear that you can select from:


When you select a name, it will show up in the body of the email as a clickable link, and the name will be added to the To field of your email:


Here’s a completed example of an email going to Sandra and I based on the use of the @mention feature:


When the email arrives, you can always click on the name in the body of the email to get the dialog box of the person’s information, giving you an easy way to get background info on the person, as well as starting a chat or making a call to them:


1 Comment

  1. I use this all the time! If you receive an email with your name mentioned, the @ symbol shows up in your Inbox so you know you are mentioned without opening the email. I use it to specifically ask someone a question or assign a task.


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