Learn how to use basic features of Windows Live Mail 2011 [Part2]

To wrap-up with Windows Live Mail 2011 in Part 2, we are going to learn some remaining, but interesting features that couldn’t make it in Part 1 and they will show you more ways to work with your emails.

How to send tons of picture

One of the greats things in today’s communication technology is the ability to share pictures with family & friends, and Windows Live Mail 2011 makes this task pretty darn easy.

Add and sharing the pictures

  • While in Mail 2011 inbox, on the Home tab, click Photo email. Browse and choose the pictures you want to send and click Open.
  • With the Album styles you can just simple attach the pictures or select from a range of style, if you need to add more pictures just click on Add or remote photos.
  • Now thanks to Microsoft SkyDrive you can choose who you can share your pictures with. To do this, click Format and then click Album privacy to select who is going to be able to see your pictures. Note that by default, only the people you are sending the email will be able to see the pictures.
  • Remember to fill the destination email address, subject, and click Send.

Windows Live Mail 2011 - Album privacy

Windows Live Mail 2011 - Sending pictures

Adding contacts and RSS feeds

Adding contacts is pretty straight forward. Click Contacts in the bottom-left and then click Contact to add a new contact, or for an existing contact click Edit contact.

Windows Live Mail 2011 - Contacts

Adding a RSS Feed it is also really easy. Click Feeds in the bottom-left and click Feed, then paste the RSS link, for example: Pureinfotech RSS feed http://feeds.feedburner.com/Pureinfotech, and click OK.

Windows Live Mail 2011 - RSS Feeds


How to customize Quick Access Toolbar

A lot of times this menu gets ignore and sometimes it can save you time, so I just wanted to point out and tell you that not only have those three options, you can add many more by just clicking the down-arrow and selecting additional functionalities, also change the position of the Quick Access Toolbar with the option Show below the Ribbon. Last if you need to optimize the view space you can use the option Minimize the Ribbon — pretty handy option–.

Windows 7 Mail 2011 - Quick Access Toolbar

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About the author

Mauro Huculak is a Windows How-To Expert who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He has also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 14 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows and software, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and About.me. Email him at [email protected].