Join Gini von Courter for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding a folder to Favorites, part of Outlook 2013: Efficient Email Management.
The Favorites list here in the top of my navigation pane, when i'm in my Inbox, is a list that I have control over. I can rearrange the items in this area and I can add items to Favorites if I wish. And I can remove them. For example, I don't really care if the Deleted Items folder is shown here at all, so notice that the choice is to remove it from Favorites, when I right click, and it's not there. I do like having Drafts and Sent Items here, but what I'd like to do is also have my Product Inquiries and I can either right click and choose show in Favorites, or I tend to just take it and drag it up here and put it right where I would like it to be.
I'd also like to have this Sales Training folder available to me here as well. So that's how I add items to Favorites. I'm also going to move Eastern Region just so you can see me remove it, Remove from Favorites. Notice Delete will actually delete, not just this, but the folder here as well. This is like a short cut, a hyperlink almost, that gets us to this folder. So I'm going to remember not to delete the folder from Favorites, but to remove it from Favorites.
So if I had a new item in a folder that appeared here, notice that it will show me the numbers of unread items that I have in this folder as well. Here's my new Favorites list. I like that just fine and this will change over time. Perhaps once we're done with the Sales Training project, I won't want Sales Training there anymore, and once we've really got Yammer underway and fully launched, I don't need to have my Yammer notices in my Favorites either. This is, again, customizable by you to be able to have, in the Favorites area, the folders that you want to be able to focus on.
Find the Outlook 2010 version of this course here.
- Recognize what is involved in effective email management in Outlook.
- Reorganize and view emails according to conversation.
- Cite two ways to mark a message as read or unread.
- Arrange emails by date or according to sender.
- Explain the ways to construct inbox folders.
- Determine how to customize and use specific categories.
- Identify how to create search folders.
- Formulate Quick Steps and email rules.