Starting Outlook in something other than Inbox

It’s so common, I don’t even think about it any longer… when you start Outlook, it opens up in the Inbox. However, I saw a posting today by Jason Womack that tossed out the assumption that you *have* to start Outlook that way. Here’s how you can open it up in any folder you’d like…

Using the Outlook Options, go to Advanced > Outlook start and exit. There you will find the option to Start Outlook in this folder:


By default, it’s set to Inbox. However, if you click Browse, you’ll see a list of all the folders you have, including your Tasks and your Calendar. Select a different folder and click OK, and Outlook will start in that folder next time you launch it:


This is a great idea if you want to focus on your schedule for the day when you first start in the morning, or if you use Tasks to track what you need to do. It beats getting bogged down in email right away.


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