Welcome to Living With Outlook 2010!

My goal in creating this site is to give you access to tips, tricks, and techniques that will help you get the most out of the time you spend working with Microsoft Office Outlook 2010.

As you’ll discover when you start looking around, the site is still growing. The good news is that I’ll be adding tons of new content to the site in the weeks and months to come, so there should always be something new for you to learn when you visit.

Today, the bulk of the content is in the Web Email Accounts part of the site. That’s because I’ve learned that there are lots of people out there who want help getting their Yahoo Mail (or Gmail or any other web-based mail system) to connect with Outlook so they can read and write messages in their web mail accounts right from inside Outlook 2010. It is a great way to save time and avoid the embarrassing problem of missing an important message because it was too much of a hassle to check through all of your web mail accounts individually.

Here’s where you can go next:

  • Web Email Accounts – Make Outlook 2010 work with the most popular web email services.
  • Tips – Tips and tricks for making life with Outlook 2010 better
  • Contacts – Learn how to get your web mail contacts into Outlook 2010

5 Comments on "Living With Outlook 2010 Home Page"

  1. Melodie Shubat | October 4, 2011 at 5:51 pm | Reply

    I thought you had finally fixed my problem, so promptly signed up for your newsletter but I was wrong. I use Outlook and upgraded my account to the “Yahoo Mail Plus Account”. I receive emails but still can’t send them. I tried to sign up for “smtp2go” however the message back to me was Yahoo has to use their own smtp. Thoughts?

    • Hi Melodie,

      Can you tell me more about where and when you got the message that Yahoo Mail Plus has to use their own SMTP?


  2. Stacey Peacock | December 17, 2011 at 5:16 pm | Reply

    I am seeing a lot of verbage here about why you should sinc Outlook and Gmail but no instructions about how to do it. I have tried and I have ended up with 2 inbox’s – 1 labeled gmail, all my new delete’s are in my Gmail web account trash and not in my Outlook trash can, and I got a message that says my gmail cannot be sinced. I have made my new gmail address my default email account, on Outlook, but I am afraid to delete my old email address from Windows 7/Office Professional 2010 for fear all of my Outlook saved emailed folders will disappear. (These saved email folders are under Inbox number 1 and not under my Gmail Inbox, on Outlook.) My saved email foldrs are extensive. I could really use some help and specifice instructions. Thank you


    I’m kind of confused. Here are the detailed, step-by-step instructions for synching Gmail and Outlook 2010:


    I’ve also posted instructions on the site for synching manually if that is what you want to do.

    When you use the default synching technique at the address shown above, you end up with a new set of Gmail folders in Outlook.

    If you let Outlook create the connection for you, I don’t know why there was a message saying Gmail cannot be synched, but it sounds like all your Gmail messages are synching fine now.

    You were right not to delete the existing email folders. Those folders contain the information from your old account. Your Gmail folders contain the information from Gmail only. If you delete the old folders you will lose the information.

    I hope this helps.


  3. I have all my email accounts set up in outlook because it’s more efficient. All my webmail accounts Except YAHOO plus mail synchronize my inbox folders. I try to file my emails so I can stay organized. But when I’m on the go, signing into Yahoo on another computer or my iPhone & need to find something I have filed away I can’t see the folders I have set up in Outlook for that mailbox. Is there a way to fix this?

    • Stacy,

      I’m afraid not. Yahoo uses the POP3 protocol to talk to Outlook, and that protocol is very limited in what it can do. Basically all it can do is copy messages out of the Yahoo Inbox into Outlook, delete those messages from the Yahoo Inbox, and reply to messages using your Yahoo Mail address. Unless/until Yahoo changes the email protocol it uses to communicate with programs like Outlook, we’re out of luck for true synchronization.


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