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Don’t Forget Your Flags

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009 by | Filed Under: MS Office Help, MS Outlook

Don’t Forget Your Flags

I don’t know about you, but I’m terrible with flagged e-mails.

Flagging something for later is a great idea until you forget it’s at the bottom of your e-mail list! In those cases, it’s forgotten just like everything I didn’t flag.

So, now what?

Well, in MS Outlook 2007, you can not only mark it with a flag, but you can also set a due date. With the due date set, Outlook will list the item in your To-Do list on the To-Do Bar.

With the message on the list, you’ll find that it’s not as easy to forget since the To-Do list automatically moves things up in priority as the due date nears.

If this sounds like a good idea, here’s what you need to know:

  • The first step is to right click over the message you want to flag.

  • From the menu that opens, choose Follow Up.

  • You’ll then see a list of choices for setting a due date. Use either one of the pre-set dates, a custom date or no due date at all. All of those choices will add the message to your To-Do list.

Once it’s in the To-Do list, assuming you use the list regularly, it shouldn’t be so easy to forget.

Wow, if only this were available for everything in life!

~ April

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