How to Flag Email Messages in Outlook


One way you can better manage your email messages in Microsoft Outlook 2007 is by flagging them. You can flag email message in Outlook for a various reasons, including specifying what follow-up action is needed. This allows you to glance at your messages to see which need attention.

Things You'll Need

  • Microsoft Outlook 2007
  • Start Microsoft Outlook 2007. Click to select the message that you want to flag.

  • Choose the "Actions" menu from Outlook, point to "Follow Up" and click on "Custom" to open the Custom dialog box.

  • Select the reason you want to apply a flag from the "Flag to" drop-down menu. The follow up options include: call, do not forward, follow up, for your information, forward, no response necessary, read, reply, reply to all or review.

  • Make a selection from the "Start date" drop-down menu for when you want to start the flag. Beneath that, choose the "Due date" for when you want the flag to become due.

  • Add a reminder to the email message flag by clicking to add a check mark in the "Reminder" check box. Once checked, you can then specify the day and time you want to be reminded of the flag you are adding with the drop-down lists below the "Reminder" option.

  • Click the "OK" button to close the Custom dialog box. You will see a flag appear to the right of the email message sender and title. The flag will remain there until you clear it.

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