By default, Outlook opens into a home screen which displays your message counts, calendar, tasks, etc. But, if you’re like me, you use Outlook only for the email. Why waste time with the other stuff? Well, you can have Outlook open right up into your inbox easily. Outlook 97 users, go to the Tools menu and choose Options. In the general tab, you’ll see a section for startup options. You’ll see a dropdown menu where you can choose which folder to open up into. Choose Inbox (or whatever you want to use) and hit OK. For newer versions of Outlook, you’re again looking for the dropdown, but its in a different location. You will want to go to the Other tab then click on the Advanced Options button.