June 13, 2015
Here is an Outlook tip I suspect half of you already know about, but it you don’t I think you’ll find it quite useful. It’s using the Resend This Message command in Outlook.
The scenario to use this is if you have sent an e-mail, and then realize that you need to resend it, maybe to someone else. Rather than manually copying the contents of the old e-mail into a new one, do this (these steps are for Windows Outlook 2010 and 2013, but similar steps work in older versions of Outlook):
- Go to the Sent Items folder and open the e-mail
- Find the Move section of the Message ribbon (just to the right of the Quick Steps section) as shown in the Outlook 2013 image above.
- Click the third icon down (it’s labeled Actions if your e-mail window is large enough)
- Choose Resend This Message (also shown above).
That opens the message in it’s original sent state with the To field editable, and you can now address it to someone else. Note that the Send button is active so you can send it again.
There are other ways to do this, but I think this is by far the quickest. I use it all the time!