Announcing Release of my New Video Course “Outlook Inbox Ninja”

Apr 18, 2018

Today I released my new 45-lesson video set called “Outlook Inbox Ninja.” I’ve been working on this course for over 6 months. It’s a collection of Windows Outlook best practices presented in live and screen capture videos that together enable you to near-empty your Inbox every day.

Now, one might say that the goal of the MYN System is also to do that: empty the Inbox. But in the MYN system the focus was primarily on task management, not as much on Inbox management. While email practices were addressed in MYN, I felt there was more depth needed for those email solutions. And a number of MYN users still had trouble getting their Inbox empty.

So this new Inbox Ninja course provides that depth. For example there are nine video lessons about Outlook rules—quite a deep dive. Similarly, there are six lessons on Outlook Search (and Search Folders). And lot’s of depth on email filing too. Everything here is a deep dive.

Ninja Scan

And the primary really new thing is the focus on something I call the “Ninja Scan,” which is a method of quickly scanning your inbox to empty it briskly, in one quick sitting.

The idea is that the course participant will learn how to, at least once a day, do a complete and focussed scan of the Inbox to keep it well-managed. I provide a step-by-step approach of grouping your mail by several different dimensions to quickly clean and process it. And the course participant will become an expert at setting up Outlook Rules to prefilter much of the mail before that scan.

Good Next Course for MYN Users

So anyone who took my MYN training will find mostly new material here—they will find a nice next-step of training. It will take them to the next level.

Good For New Users Too

If someone has no task system in place, I provide 5 videos on how to do the One Minute To-Do list, and it’s my best video presentation yet on that topic. (But MYN users who don’t need to learn a task system can opt for a reduced price version of the video course that skips those lessons).

In my mind, this is probably the most comprehensive video course I’ve ever created about Windows Outlook. It is complete and thorough and very helpful.

On launch day (today, April 18) I am giving a $30 discount off the course so act now if you think you might be interested.


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16 Responses to Announcing Release of my New Video Course “Outlook Inbox Ninja”

  1. Candice says:

    Hi Michael, thanks for all the excellent work you do! I have done the Toodledo MYN course, but I get a lot of your Outlook newsletters and was wondering if having an Outlook email account would be better for personal use than a Gmail account? Please can you give insight on this?

    • Michael Linenberger says:

      Hi Candice, thanks! You know, if want to apply my teachings to your personal email, I would switch. The desktop Outlook client, combined with a free as a mail server, is a sensational combination… it can do everything you’d be doing in a high end Exchange account. But if you get very little personal mail and it’s pretty easy to handle without my teachings then it doesn’t really matter. Hope that helps! Michael

  2. Candice says:

    Hi Michael,
    Thanks so much for replying back to me. I do not get an unmanageable amount of personal emails, however I loved the idea of having my to do list, reminders and birthday notifications all come up in one place in my email account. Thanks again!

  3. Candice says:

    Hi Michael,

    So sorry if I sound ignorant, but can you please tell me how to do this? ”The desktop Outlook client, combined with a free as a mail server, is a sensational combination… it can do everything you’d be doing in a high-end Exchange account.” How do I open an Outlook account? I have no idea. *lowers head in shame*

    • Michael Linenberger says:

      Candice, you want to open an “” account (not an Outlook account). And it’s real easy, just type “” into the address bar of your web browser and hit return. On the screen that opens there will be a big button that says Create Free Account. After you click it, the next window will ask you what you want to put to the left of the domain, to be your new email address. So maybe think about that ahead of time, and assume all the easy ones (like will already be taken.

      Hope that helps.

  4. Candice says:

    Michael, you are a legend! Super stoked to say that with your help I managed to open up an Outlook account. I have watched your whole program on how to do the MYN system on Toodledo, now excited to learn how to implement the MYN system in Outlook. May I also just please ask if you know how I can sync my Google calendar to my Outlook email calendar? Is this possible? *holding thumbs* Thanks for all your help!

    • Michael Linenberger says:

      That’s great Candice that you have signed up for Now be sure to avoid the web browser interface and rather use through the Windows Outlook desktop app, because that’s where the real power is. If you have not already done that, the way to do it is open Windows Outlook desktop app, click File in the upper left, and click on the Add Account button near the top of the window, then follow the steps to add your account.
      To answer your question, there probably are a lot of ways to sync Google and Outlook calendars, but the way we’ve done syncing in the past (it was a while ago) was to use the Windows Outlook desktop app add on software called Gsyncit. A little complicated but very powerful. There might be simpler ways now.
      Best, Michael

  5. Candice says:

    Hi Michael,
    Thanks so much for helping me with setting up an account. Super happy to have it, however, I tried to download the Windows Outlook desktop app as you suggested, but the lady I spoke to on live chat said that I will need to purchase an Outlook license to be able to download the app. You will need to purchase an Outlook license to be able to download the app. She said once I have paid, I will receive an email with a download link.
    Michael, please tell me if this is what I have to do?
    I am super excited to have an account and can’t wait to apply MYN.
    Thanks again for caring enough to help!

    • Michael Linenberger says:

      My bad, I assumed you knew Desktop Outlook was not a free app. But most people get it free when they purchase (or are given) Microsoft Office with Word, Excel, Powerpoint, OneNote, and so on. It’s part of that package. Are you sure you don’t already have those? If so, you most likely own desktop Outlook too. If you don’t own Word, Excel, etc, then I think it’s worth getting them along with Outlook, all pretty useful software. It’s $99 a year for a “home” license for Microsoft Office, with free updates, for use on 3 computers. I’d do it. Windows Desktop Outlook is much more useful than the web browser version of outlook, and the only way to use my MYN task system and the new Outlook Inbox Ninja system. Best, Michael

  6. Candice says:

    Hi Michael,
    Thanks for pointing all this out to me. Okay, so I got myself the Outlook desktop App. What is the next step for me to learn how to implement MYN in Outlook? I bought the MYN for Toodledo from you, but want to finally do the switch to Outlook now. Please advise?
    Thanks for all your trouble once again!

    • Michael Linenberger says:

      Hi Candice, yes, in the switch from MYN on Toodledo to MYN on Outlook, you’ll find things are done differently. To make the switch, you can purchase my MYN Outlook video course (there is a reduced price for those that own the Toodledo course–50% off, be sure to sign in to your toodledo class just before you make the Outlook class purchase to get that discount). Go to
      Or you can read the Outlook book, it has all you need:
      Hope that helps! Michael

      • Candice says:

        Michael, thanks for replying again. I would absolutely LOVE to purchase the Outlook video course. You purchased the Toodledo from you a few years ago and you gave me a discount because it is for the Church. Would it be possible to give a further discount for the Church? Thanks again for all your help.

  7. Candice says:

    Michael, you have no idea how much this discount means to someone who lives in South Africa, which has a terribly weak rand. I bought it immediately and am super excited to get started. If I had bags full of money, I would no doubt have offered to pay you triple for this content. I am so truly grateful! Thanks so much, it is going to help so much! Be blessed!

  8. Candice says:

    Michael, I am receiving emails about additional videos that are added to the Outlook inbox ninja course. Do I have those additional videos, since I bought the program on Sunday? Please advise.

    • Michael Linenberger says:

      Candice, you bought a different course on Sunday: the Outlook MYN Video Course. The email you just saw is about videos added to the Outlook Inbox Ninja course, which you probably don’t want to consider until after you finish your new MYN course.
      Hope that helps, Michael

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