Working with Outlook data files

Computer connectionsI just recently received this question: I set up MS Outlook folders for some emails (Inbox and Sent for time frames as you suggested until they increased our mailbox size). My profile became corrupt so I had so get a new profile and set up Outlook again. However, my mailbox did not populate with these folders. I’m sure they’re in my old profile somewhere. Suggestions on how to get those back where I can see them?

For a variety of reasons, individuals may need to create Outlook data files. When I started working at the University of Wyoming, we had a data limit for our email. Recently, that data limit was increased. However, I needed to save messages for reference as did many other Extension employees. I advocated for creating Outlook data files. I set up my Outlook data files in 6 month increments for both incoming and outgoing email. Continue reading

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What’s up, JOE? – Tristan Huff from Oregon State University


In our first episode of What’s up, JOE?, Bob Bertsch and I talked with Tristan Huff from Oregon State University about his recent article in the Journal of Extension called Google Earth: Low-Investment GIS for Extension Professionals. Continue reading

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Extension Tech Roundtable – Jeff Hino from Oregon State University


In our first episode of the Extension Tech Roundtable, Jerry Buchko and I talked with Jeff Hino from Oregon State University about how he has managed to make Ask an Expert so successful in Oregon State. Continue reading

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Organizing our department with Asana

Asana screenshotJust this week, our team began using a new program called Asana to better track the countless projects we have streaming through our department. It has already increased the transparency in our department as well as reduced the number of emails that go back and forth. Asana can be used to manage outputs as well as events.  Continue reading

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Mastering my email with Boomerang and a couple of other tweaks

Mastering emailFirst of all, I would like to thank Steve Dotto for the latest tips of technology wisdom; they have already had a huge impact on my email box. In a previous post, I wrote about keeping an empty email box as well as other email strategies. Honestly, I continue to struggle with keeping an empty email box; although, I have been significantly improving. My improvement is based on a couple of recent tweaks that I picked up while watching some of Steve Dotto’s videos. Let me share what I have learned. Continue reading

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