If you want to be a better leader, start asking more questions. Albert Einstein famously once said, “I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.” At Manawa, we encourage team members, customers and our entire network to ask questions all the time. In some small way, finding an answer always benefits at least one person and often many more. We are passionate about technology and how to use it to transform and grow businesses.
Our customers are smart (after all, they chose Manawa) and great at what they do. We recently took a poll asking our customers what topics they want to learn about or more importantly what burning questions keeps them up at night, that they wish somebody would tell or show them the answer.
They responded, telling us that technology is now an integral part of their professional and personal lives. They are overwhelmed and want technology to help them do more and get more done to be more successful. They want to be better informed, when making decisions and want to know how technology can be used to improve productivity, enhance quality of life and get the most value for their hard earned money.
As a result, we created “Business Insider Tech Tips”, a weekly series, that will appear on our blog and newsletter, directed at decision makers in Small and Medium Sized Enterprises.
Today’s Business Insider Tech Tip is about minimizing errors and embarrassment when sending emails using Microsoft Outlook. It comes from a customer, who sat me down in his office, excited to share his knowledge about a tool called NK2edit that works with Microsoft Outlook. I consider myself a veteran, having supported customers with their IT needs for more than a decade. So, I’m delighted and humbled when a customer takes the time to teach me something new that I can share with other customers.
NK2edit is a tool that allows a user to easily edit or remove unwanted email addresses that appear in their AutoComplete list. The AutoComplete list is a separate list of email addresses from your contacts that gets updated when you send people email by typing their email address in the TO field of Outlook. The next time you type the first few characters of an email address in the TO field, Outlook will show a list of suggested email addresses based on the best match.
For example, if you type an email to a paul@…, the next time you type the letter ‘p’, this same email address along with all others that start with ‘p’ that have ever been sent in Outlook automatically appear.
Unfortunately, over time this list can get quite large and polluted with email addresses of people who you longer have contact with. Even if you delete emails from your contact list, they won’t be removed from the Autocomplete list.
N2KEdit is free for personal use and makes maintaining the Autocomplete list simple. And to think I’ve been doing it the hard way all these years. Thanks Z!
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