Join Gini von Courter for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding flags and the To Do list, part of Outlook 2007: Effective Email Management.
In Outlook 2003 and prior versions of Outlook, flags were used to provide…metadata to say these messages are in one category, the blue category, these…messages are in the green category.…As you have already seen, categories now are separate from flags.…If we want to simply color something for organizational purposes, we will use categories.…When we are using flags, we are using something that is time-based.…If you right-click on the flag in the Information viewer, you will notice that…all of them are shades of red and pink, but each of them is the description of a time period.…
For example, if I flag an item and I say it's today, then that item is added to…my To Do list for today.…The To Do list, or Tasks, represents all of the items that have been flagged, no…matter where I flag them.…For example, here we see a task, and you can tell that it's a task, because it…has that Clipboard icon with a check mark on it.…Here are some e-mail messages.…You can tell they are e-mail messages, and even that they have been read, because…
AuthorGini von Courter
- Viewing messages by conversation
- Flagging messages
- Understanding flags and the To Do list
- Sorting and filtering email
- Creating a search folder
- Creating email rules
- Using the Out of Office Assistant
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Strategies for Reviewing Email
2. Changing Views
3. Increasing Efficiency
4. Using Rules to Process Email
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