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Did you miss these Outlook tips on Attorney at Work and Lawyerist?

If you’re not following my social media feeds on Twitter, LinkedIn or Google+, you might have missed a whole bunch of Outlook tips I’ve published recently at Attorney at Work and Lawyerist. Here are links to each article:

The 4 Most Dangerous Features in Outlook. Convenience can sometimes be dangerous, especially in a legal context. In this two-article series for Attorney at Work, I show you four features you need to either disable or (at least) use very, very carefully. Click here for Part 1 and click here for Part 2.

3 Microsoft Outlook Quick Tricks. Lawyerist recently re-published an article I did for them a while back about three Outlook features you probably didn’t know existed. Learn how to automatically organize emails into conversations for easier reading, how to re-direct email replies to your assistant or someone else, and how to get Outlook to calculate due dates by clicking here.

How to Fight Inbox Overload with Outlook. We’ve all got inboxes that are full to overflowing. In my newest post at Lawyerist, I’ve got a detailed, illustrated tutorial (with 22 screen shots!) on how to use Rules and Quick Steps to automatically deal with routine emails so you can concentrate on what’s critical. Click here to learn these time-saving techniques.

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Sending blind copies in Microsoft Outlook 2007/2010

In response to a call for questions I put out to my newsletter subscribers recently (you do subscribe, don’t you?), one reader asked a question that’s been bothering her for a while (and which she was afraid was just entirely too simple):

I recently upgraded from Office 2003 to Office 2010 so I fear my questions may be so elementary as to not be worth your time. One question is: in Outlook 2003 there was a “bcc” option in the pulldown when sending an email. In Outlook 2010 there is no such pulldown option. Is it still possible to send a bcc of the email and if so, how do you access it?

Yes, switching from the old interface to the new, ribbon-based interface in Outlook can really throw you for a loop!  Fortunately, this is an easy question to answer.

In your New Message Window, go to the Options tab.  You’ll see an option called Show BCC:

Show From and Show BCC buttons in Microsoft Outlook

Click that so it turns orange (that means it’s enabled), and your BCC field should show up below the CC field.

It’s amazing how little time savers like this can make such a huge difference.  She wrote back:

THANKS SO MUCH for taking the time to answer … with the number of emails I send daily this is a big help to me—especially since my clients often do not want [other addressees] to have their email address.

My pleasure!