Join Gini von Courter for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating inbox folders, part of Outlook 2010: Effective Email Management.
At any point in time, your Outlook Inbox is probably a snapshot of two…different types of messages:…messages that you've already read and have dealt with, and messages that are…unread, or have been reviewed and need more time for you to take action on them.…One strategy for handling messages in your Inbox is simply to keep everything…there and use the unread status of a message to make sure that you can focus…easily on the messages that you have not yet dealt with, but most users will…create some folders in their Inbox, so that they can remove messages from the…current list of incoming mail, your Inbox, into a specific folder that's based…on a project or on a particular team you are working with, perhaps a folder…that's a response to something specific that you sent out that you need replies all in one place.…
I think the simplest system I have seen of Inbox folders is a friend of mine who…has two folders in his Inbox:…one is called To Do, and the other is called To Da.…He puts all the items that he needs to work on in the To Do folder. As he…
AuthorGini von Courter
- Viewing messages by conversation
- Tagging messages with flags and categories
- Understanding flags and the To Do list
- Sorting and filtering email
- Creating a search folder
- Creating QuickSteps and email rules
- Using automatic replies
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Strategies for Reviewing Email
2. Changing Views
3. Getting More Efficient
4. Using Rules and Quick Steps to Process Mail
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