YES! Sharing Microsoft Outlook calendar, contacts and other folders can be easy and affordable
Sharing Microsoft Outlook calendar, contact, email, and task folders has never been
easier and more affordable. 3StepShare is an ingenious new product designed to facilitate the
sharing of Outlook folders (calendar, contact, task and email) without the need for
Microsoft Exchange Server, server computers, expensive monthly hosting fees, or a computer specialist to
install and keep it running.
Unlike other products that claim to share Microsoft Outlook calendar and other folders, but require
you to maintain information in a separate application with clumsy and time-consuming import and export
routines; 3StepShare is a true Microsoft Outlook plugin that, once installed, becomes an integrated
component of Microsoft Outlook and is specially designed for sharing your Outlook calendar, contact,
task and email folders with other Microsoft Outlook users.
The 3StepShare plugin for sharing Microsoft Outlook calendar, contact, task and email folders does
not contain a server application. Instead, it uses Microsoft Outlook’s email to send, receive and
synchronize data between shared Outlook folders across two or more Microsoft Outlook installations.
Thus, anyone with Microsoft Outlook can use the product without having to worry about server
installation, network configuration issues, and/or additional hardware requirements.
Starting at only $39.95 per user (one-time fee), 3StepShare unlocks the sharing of Outlook calendars
and other important folders at a cost less than what you would pay for a fancy cup of coffee once a month
for a year. Best of all, any Microsoft Outlook user can install 3StepShare and begin using it immediately
to share their calendar, contact, task and mail folders with other Outlook users (each Outlook user must
install 3StepShare). In fact, sharing Outlook folders with 3StepShare, from beginning to end, can be
accomplished in as little as two minutes when using 3StepShare’s Install, Invite and Share process.
Try it free with NO obligation!
See for yourself just how easy 3StepShare makes sharing Microsoft Outlook calendars, contacts, tasks,
and email. Download, install and try a fully functioning trial version of 3StepShare free for 14 days.
How 3StepShare works
Once installed, you tell 3StepShare what Outlook folders you want to share and with whom to share.
3StepShare then gathers the contents of the folders you are sharing and puts the data into specially
coded file attachments and emails them to the people which you are sharing. The users in which you are
sharing Outlook calendar, contact, task and/or email folders with receive these special emails, which
3StepShare then uses to synchronize with the appropriate shared folders of the user’s Outlook installation;
all without you having to take any further action.
Why 3StepShare Works the Way it does
We designed 3StepShare to use specially coded emails to share Outlook folders as it makes the product
easy to use because there is no need to setup and/or configure a network server. Moreover, by using your
email to send and received shared Outlook folder data it works wherever you work. For example, let’s say
you use a laptop and often use it at home, in the office and/or out on the road; with 3StepShare you’ll
be able to continuously send and receive updates to/from your shared Outlook folders with other Outlook
users as long as you are able to send and receive emails.
3StepShare also works great for sharing Outlook folders with people who aren’t on the same internal
network as you are. Because it uses standard email to communicate additions and/or changes to shared Outlook
folders, it doesn’t matter where the people in which you share Outlook calendars, contacts, tasks and email
are located…they could be in your office, on the other side of town, or on the other side of the globe.
Why the name 3StepShare?
When creating 3StepShare our mission was to design it with a simple process that anyone could understand
without having to read a novel. So we took a look at all sorts of products on the market today and quickly
saw that the easiest and most intuitive products out there employ the basic concept of 3 progressive steps.
Everyone understands the concept of 1, 2 and 3. So we designed our product around a simple 3-step premise:
Install, Invite and Share.
Here’s how sharing Outlook calendars and other folders can be easily, reliably and affordably accomplished…
Installing the 3StepShare Calendar Sharing Plugin for Microsoft Outlook
Everyone on your team wishing to share their Outlook calendar, contact, task and/or email folders must first
install the 3StepShare plugin software for Microsoft Outlook. Installing 3StepShare starts with downloading the
setup application from our website at
www.3StepShare.com/downloads/download.aspx. Once downloaded, simply
double-click on the 3StepShare.exe setup file and follow the on-screen prompts…that’s it!
Send your Outlook sharing invitation
Once you and your team members have installed 3StepShare, simply open Microsoft Outlook, select a folder you
wish to share with another Outlook user, and click the Share folder button on your 3StepShare Outlook toolbar.
Then simply enter the name and email address of the user you wish to share the selected folder with, and click OK.
3StepShare then sends an invitation to the user which will appear from within their copy of Microsoft Outlook for
which he/she may accept or reject.
Sharing Outlook folders (Calendar, Contacts, Tasks and Email)
Once your invitation to share an Outlook calendar, contact, task or email folder is accepted, your copy of
Outlook gets a confirmation back from the accepting user and then sends the contents of your shared folder to the
other Outlook user to populate its newly configured shared folder in their copy of Outlook. From this point forward,
both copies of Outlook (between the two users sharing a specified Outlook folder) will look for changes within the
shared Outlook folder, and send those changes to each other each time Outlook sends and receives email. This happens
behind the scenes automatically, without any user intervention!
Sharing Outlook Calendars
The sharing of Microsoft Outlook calendars is perhaps the most popular use of 3StepShare. With 3StepShare you can:
- Share your Microsoft Outlook calendar with one or more persons.
- Create shared project calendars, team calendars, room calendars, etc.
- Use Microsoft Outlook’s built-in group calendar view to see two or more Microsoft Outlook calendar at one time.
- Create shared group calendars.
- Create special shared company event calendars.
- And much, much more…
Outlook calendar sharing security
Outlook calendar sharing security is also maintained using 3StepShare. When enabling the sharing of one or more of your
Outlook calendar folders, you have full control over the access rights you grant to those users in which you share your
calendar folders. Access options include: Read Access, Write Access, and Delete Access. Also, 3StepShare additional built-in
security to protect those Outlook records in which you mark as Private, Confidential, and/or Personal. Records with these
sensitivity settings in Outlook are not synced to shared calendar, contact, task and email folders; and are thus not visible
to other users.
Sharing Outlook Contacts
Sharing Microsoft Outlook contacts with your colleagues, project team members, family and/or friends is both simple and
highly effective with 3StepShare. The 3StepShare plugin for Microsoft Outlook enables the following features:
- Sharing your personal Outlook Contacts folder
- Sharing an Outlook Company Contacts folder
- Sharing an Outlook Company Directory folder
- And much more…
Outlook contact sharing security
Outlook contact sharing security is also maintained using 3StepShare. When enabling the sharing of one or more of your
Outlook contact folders, you have full control over the access rights you grant to users in which you share your contact
folders. When sharing an Outlook contact folder, the following access rights may be granted: Read Access, Write Access, and
Also with 3StepShare, additional security protects those Outlook Contact records in which you mark as Private, Confidential,
and/or Personal. When Outlook contact records are marked with these sensitivity flags, 3StepShare will ensure that they are
exclusively viewable in your Outlook folder list, and not viewable to other users in which you are sharing the Outlook contact folder.
Sharing Outlook Tasks
Sharing Microsoft Outlook tasks with your colleagues, project team members, family and/or friends is both simple and highly effective
for accomplishing numerous project and/or task management functions, and 3StepShare adds these capabilities to Microsoft Outlook. The
3StepShare plugin enables the following features from within Microsoft Outlook:
- Sharing your Personal Outlook Task folders.
- Sharing your Personal Outlook Task folders.
- And much more…
Outlook task sharing security
Sharing Outlook task folders using the 3StepShare plugin carries the same security features as sharing Outlook calendar and contact
folders. When you share your Outlook tasks folder with one or more users, the following access rights to those folders may be granted:
Read Access, Write Access, and Delete Access.
3StepShare also gives you additional security to protect those Outlook Task records in which you mark as Private, Confidential,
and/or Personal. When your Outlook task records are marked with these sensitivity flags, 3StepShare will ensure that they are exclusively
viewable in your Outlook task folder, and not viewable to other users in which you are sharing the Outlook task folder.
Sharing Outlook Email
Sharing Microsoft Outlook email with your colleagues, project team members, family and/or friends is both simple and highly effective
for accomplishing communication management functions such as:
- Shared Company inboxes.
- Shared Sales Inquiry inboxes.
- Shared Department/Team Resources inboxes.
- And more…
Outlook email sharing security
You are able to maintain full security control when sharing Microsoft Outlook email folders with the 3Stepshare plugin. The following
access rights to your shared Outlook email folders may granted to users: Read Access, Write Access, and Delete Access.
Also, in those instances where Microsoft Outlook allows you flag emails with Personal, Private and Confidential sensitivity flags; 3StepShare
gives you further control over specific email records by ignoring those records marked with these sensitivity flags when syncing your shared
email data to shared email folders in which you share with other users.