- In the Outlook contact list, add a Status field (ie. "online",
"away", ...). If you use MyYahoo, you've seen how online status icons
make sense within a contact list/address book.
- From the Outlook contact list, instant message someone, following
the usual Outlook UI customs, eg. by right-clicking it or dragging it
to a left-panel shortcut. I created a shortcut to msmsgs.exe but you
can't drag contacts on it.
- From the Outlook contact list, call someone through Messenger-based
IP phone calls (I use Internet telephony provider Callserve). If you
use the Call Contact option Outlook invokes the Windows dialer, not
Thanks for pointing me in the right direction if I overlooked anything
that would let me do these things.
I'm using Outlook XP (ie. 2002) under Windows XP Pro with Windows
Sue Mosher, Outlook MVP
Outlook and Exchange Solutions
"Olivier Travers" <olivier...@bigfoot.com> wrote in message news:62a487a1.02010...@posting.google.com...
Thanks Sue, and thanks to Slipstick for the great Outlook material
found on your web site. I'm curious, do you see any demand for
Outlook-based instant messaging in the corporate market, or am I the
only guy caring?
For those interested, I posted more related thoughts on my blog at:
including a fake screenshot to illustrate my ideas: