Office 365 - (Outlook 2016/2019 for Mac) - Quick Start Guide

Set up your account:
If you are opening the Outlook 2019 client on your Mac for the first time, you will need to set up your account. Once done, you will not need to do this step again.  Office 365 (Outlook 2019 Mac) - How to Set Up your Client Account


Create new items:
In Mail view, on the Home tab, click New Email to compose a new email message, or click New Items and choose the type of item you want to create.

Organize mail with rules:
If you regularly receive large amounts of email from different sources, consider setting up rules that automatically file messages into mail folders you’ve created. Start by clicking the Organize tab, and then click Rules > Create Rule.

Switch between views:
There’s much more to Outlook than email. At the bottom of the app window, you can easily switch between the Mail, Calendar, People, Tasks, and Notes views to manage all aspects of your busy life.Commands on the ribbon will switch to match the view you’ve selected, as will the information shown on the Outlook status bar at the bottom of the app window. ***NOTE - You may see icons instead of words for Mail, Calendar, People and Tasks.


There’s more to Outlook than email. Switch to Calendar view to manage all aspects of your work life:

Set your Outlook preferences:
Something not working quite as expected? It’s easy to change and customize options at any time. On the Outlook menu, click Preferences, and then set up Outlook the way you want.

Get help with Outlook:
Check out the current Microsoft Outlook for Mac help page here
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