25 Outlook 2016 Command Line Switches You Have to Know

MakeUseOf | 1/20/2020 | Anthony Grant
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You can get more out of Microsoft Outlook by learning how to use command line switches.

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The command line interface can seem intimidating, especially if you aren’t particularly familiar with using it. However, it can offer major benefits if you’re willing to learn the basics.

Command - Line - Switches - Outlook - Kinds

Command line switches can be used in Outlook to perform all kinds of tasks. Whether you’re troubleshooting a problem or just trying to speed up your normal usage, these switches offer serious advantages.

Here are 25 command line switches for Outlook to get started with.

Way - Command - Line - Switch - Run

The easiest way to input a command line switch is by using a Run command, which is essentially a single-line version of the full command line interface.

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The command line lets you communicate directly with your computer and instruct it to perform various tasks.

In Windows 10, you can open a new Run command by typing Run into the search bar, or by using the shortcut Windows key + R.

Window - €? - Switch - Field - Press

You should see this window — simply input your desired switch into the Open field and press Enter to execute it.

Now let’s take a look at how to perform some tasks using this tool!

Command - Line - Switches - Process - Emails

Command line switches can be used to speed up the process of sending emails. To compose a new message, enter the following into the Run dialog:

This will generate a blank Outlook email. It’s also possible to add the name of the email’s recipient by adding an extra /m switch onto the end of the command:

Result - Outlook - Email - Recipient

The result is a new Outlook email with the recipient filled in:

You can even add an attachment by using the /a switch and specifying its...
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