#Office365Challenge MyAnalytics in Outlook gives you Statistics on the emails you send and receive. Want to know why that matters? Scroll down…

Day: 233 of 365, 132 left
Tools: Office 365 / Outlook
Description: Microsoft MyAnalytics Outlook add-in

Outlook still is the place where everything happens. The way we interact with data might be changing, but we still use it to manage our crazy lives. Microsoft helps us by giving us the detail we need to “manage” it better. See what Microsoft says about MyAnalytics:

The MyAnalytics Outlook add-in helps you understand the reach of your emails and your relationships with colleagues.

For emails you send, the add-in shows the number of people who have read, forwarded, and replied, as well as a lifespan chart showing the email’s read activity. You’ll only see these statistics for emails you’ve sent to at least five people, and you can’t identify who read or forwarded the email.

For emails you receive, the add-in gives you information about your relationships with colleagues, including the number of emails you’ve exchanged, your average response times, and the percentage of their email you read. Only you have access to your personal relationship statistics.

– Microsoft

The MyAnalytics add-in is available to E5 licenced plans and can be purchased for some of the E1 – E3 plans.

You might be thinking this is something your “marketing guys” will love, but getting feedback on how we interact with people via email will be a great leap towards communicating better. It’s not about sending the mail, it’s about whether it’s being read, how long it takes people to read it / respond etc.

Below you’ll see an example of MyAnalytics on an email I receive regularly. It shows my interaction with these mails are very poor (which might be why I never know what’s going on in the company 🙂 ). You’ll find the MyAnalytics button top right in the ribbon when you open a mail.


I hope you find this useful and that it will impact the way you communicate via mail positively.

Overview of my challenge: As an absolute lover of all things Microsoft, I’ve decided to undertake the challenge, of writing a blog every single day, for the next 365 days. Crazy, I know. And I’ll try my best, but if I cannot find something good to say about Office 365 and the Tools it includes for 365 days, I’m changing my profession. So let’s write this epic tale of “Around the Office in 365 Days”. My ode to Microsoft Office 365.
Keep in mind that these tips and tricks do not only apply to Office 365 – but where applicable, to the overall Microsoft Office Suite and SharePoint.