How to Allow Someone Access to Your Calendar & Inbox in Outlook


Many companies and organizations use the Microsoft Outlook software to manage email, contacts and calendars for their employees. Within Outlook's settings, you can configure delegate options and grant privileges to another user within your organization. For example, you could allow someone access to your Outlook calendar and inbox so that he can read important messages and respond to meeting invitations.

Things You'll Need

  • PC running Windows XP or later
  • Microsoft Outlook 2007 or later
  • Launch the Microsoft Outlook application on your PC computer.

  • Go to the "Tools" menu at the top of the window and choose "Options."

  • Navigate to the "Delegates" tab at the top of the pop-up window that appears.

  • Click on the "Add" button to add a new user to your delegate list.

  • Highlight the name or username of the person you want to grant access to and then press the "Add" and "OK" buttons.

  • Open the "Calendar" drop-down menu and choose the level of access you want to give the selected user. You can choose to give the other person full calendar access or read-only.

  • Open the "Inbox" drop-down menu and select the appropriate permission level. You can control whether the selected user has the ability to create, edit or modify inbox items.

  • Press "OK" twice to save the delegate settings.

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