Here are some great tips, tricks, add-ons and shortcuts for two popular email programs; Qualcomm's Eudora and Microsoft Outlook / Outlook Express.
Microsoft Outlook and Outlook Express Tips and Tricks:
o Did you know that you can view ongoing email conversations by quickly changing view in Outlook and Outlook Express? Select a message in your in-box, click on "View", point your cursor to "Current View" and then click "Group Messages by Conversation". You'll see all messages with that particular person and they'll be organized in a nice, neat thread!
o Worried about a virus? First off, NEVER open an attachment before virus checking it. Also consider using "Chilton Preview" rather than Outlook's built-in preview pane. http://www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/Peaks/8392/
Microsoft Outlook's AutoPreview lets you see just first three lines of messages. It also leaves you susceptible to malicious code in html messages. "Chilton Preview" is a tiny add-on that puts a whole third pane on your Outlook window, to let you scroll through entire messages without opening them. It reads plain text equivalent of HTML messages so it does not leave you vulnerable to malicious code in HTML mail.
o You can have Outlook and Outlook Express quickly add any email addresses to your Address Book. Just open any incoming message then right-click on name you want to add. Then click on "Add to Address Book".
Outlook and Outlook Express keyboard Shortcuts:
o Press F3 to perform an advanced find. o Ctrl-Q will mark a message as read. o Ctrl-K matches text typed into TO field with an existing contact.
Outlook Add-ons you may want to try...
o ListsNet Tuner: http://www.listsnet.com/about.html#Tuner o AutoReply: http://www.nextword.com/AutoReplyprod.htm o Email Talks: http://www.research-lab.com/