POP server

The technical name for the incoming mail server. You enter the name of this server when setting up a mail account; the specific name is given to you by your mail provider.

Preview pane

An area of the Outlook window that can be used to display a preview of the selected item. For instance, if you are viewing email messages, the Preview pane displays as much of the selected message as will fit in that pane. You can turn the Preview pane on or off.


A pop-up window that appears and a sound that plays at the interval you set before an event is scheduled. This reminder helps, well, remind you of your appointments, meetings, and such.


An email feature you can set up to specify how Outlook handles certain messages. For example, you can create a rule that instructs Outlook to place messages from a particular sender in a special folder.