Microsoft Outlook 2016 for Mac Finally Gets Some Exciting Features

Microsoft Outlook is an email application suite of Microsoft Office. This personal information manager is being used in almost all the businesses, schools and home. User-friendly interface, easy-to-use functions and other amazing features of this application has made it a popular choice of millions of users. Attachment with a reminder feature, adding a signature, organizing a calendar appointment, creating archives of your pst. and ost. files, creating a task, advanced security and privacy settings, social media connectivity, fabulous themes, contacts manageability and few more are the exclusive features of the different versions of Microsoft Outlook launched till date.

Recently, Microsoft has announced some exciting updates for Outlook 2016 for mac. These features have been added keeping in mind, the high demand of Outlook users. With the new Outlook 2016. You will be able to “Send emails Later” or “Schedule emails, check out whether the email was read (delivery and read receipt), create email templates, create calendar events from email and tasks. These updates are rolling out initially to those who get early updates via Microsoft’s Office Insider Fast Program.

Send Later Feature

Drafting an email and then scheduling it to be sent at some other time has already been there in previous Outlook versions, including Outlook 2007, 2010, 2013, and 2016, by the label of “Delay Delivery” for a short while only. But the latest “Send Later” feature in Outlook 2016 for mac has a drop-down feature placed just next to the Send Button. Click this button to choose the preferred date and time you want to get your email delivered to the recipient’s inbox. Till then, it will remain in your drafts. So, the next time you are planning a vacation, you don’t have to miss out on those really important business emails as the Send Later feature will do this for you. All you have to do is draft those emails just before you wind up your work.

Delivery and Read Receipts

The next amazing feature that you will be able to use in your Outlook 2016 is the delivery of the email sent along with their read receipts. As the name suggests, the delivery receipt will inform you that the email has been successfully delivered to the recipient’s mailbox. On the other hand, read receipt features will let you know when the user has opened or checked that particular email. Just remember, not all the email accounts as well as services can avail this feature. In this case, the recipient is free to select not to respond to a receipt request. The feature is presently available to all Office 365 subscribers running version 15.35, build 170610 and above.

Email Templates

The new feature email templates will enable the users to turn your emails directly into calendar events. All you need to do is just drag and drop the email to the calendar. The fields will get filled automatically. Also, you can now generate customized emails, which will ultimately make it easier to send a single email to the multiple users. You can also make changes to a particular email by adding or removing the content. The feature is currently all users on the version 15.35, build 170610.

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