First things first: Why am I posting so much today? Well, after my vacation to Tonga, I was buried in email (1200 messages) that required answers, not just deletion. That's 1200 with my filters on, with my rules going etc. When I first came to Microsoft, I was overwhelmed, and I tried to respond to mail as soon as it entered my inbox. What I soon learned is to work in a batch-oriented process. Just while typing this blog entry, several mails have arrived. I will get to them. Maybe, unconsciously I have found that I get better performance when I follow the GC model of the .NET Framework. I mark and sweep, clean out the objects, grabbing those that have been in memory for shortest time first and freeing up their memory. Whatever. I am taking this way too far.

Anyway, I am catching up on things (I'm down to about 300 pre and post vacation messages). This respite has given me the chance to catch up on a few tasks. One of things I like is to have the BCC button appear on my default mail form in Outlook. It is not there by default. To get it to appear, I just add this registry key/value:

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Warning: Altering the registry can cause problems if done incorrectly.

If you are unsure about the registry or how to alter it, you should not make changes using this method.

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ShowBcc=dword:00000001

I add this to HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Outlook\Preferences

Rock on