Tame your computer – flag for follow up

17 Mar

Do you flag email messages to remind yourself to follow something up? But do you find them difficult to spot in Outlook’s To-Do bar? Why not add them as a For Follow Up folder in your  Outlook Favorites. (With thanks to Sharon Francois for this week’s tip inspiration.)

Here’s how:

  1. In Outlook’s Navigation pane, right-click Search Folders and select New Search Folder.  (If you cannot spot what I’m talking about, press the very obscure keyboard shortcut CTRL+SHIFT+P.)
  2. Select Mail flagged for follow up.
  3. Click OK.
  4. Right-click the For Follow Up folder and select Show in Favorites.

Even though standard Outlook folders are organised in alphabetical order, you are in control of  the Favorites, so simply drag the new folder to a spot where you want it. (See http://www.roem.co.uk/tip_276.php for more details about Outlook Favorites.)

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