I currently have four email clients installed, why? Well, each has its own merits.
- Thunderbird – because I love to customize and Tbird has lots of add-ons, extensions and themes
- Postbox – because its slim and eager to go and I got the license for free
- SeaMonkey – because, well because a friend was having a few problems with SeaMonkey and I installed the Browser with integrated email to try to replicate the problem and just haven’t had the time to uninstall it yet!… and
- Outlook – the daddy of them all! Not cheap! Not Cheerful! Not very customizable but it has POWER!
Now what I am about to divulge is just one of many features that I like and as far as I know it works with most versions of Outlook. If fact why don’t you tell us about your favorite Outlook features in the comments below? If we get a good thing going then maybe we can extend it to other email clients in the future.
Back to the feature, When you are composing an email and adding the recipient’s address by typing the first letter or two of the name then clicking on the Name in the address book. This, by and large, works fine unless you have typed something a little sensitive and in your haste clicked on the WRONG recipient’s address!
Let me give you an example! I had or rather thought I had, sent an email to my wife on Valentine’s day telling her that I love her. But in my haste to send the mail, clicked on the WRONG Tina (my wife’s name), in fact the mail was sent to a work colleague! OOOPS!!!! That was a little embarrassing, especially when trying to convince my work colleague that no, I wasn’t drunk and yes, it was a genuine mistake!
Now, if you type the first couple of letters in the address field then press the CTRL key + K it will open your address book with the names associated with the letters you typed so you can check the name and email address of the recipient.