Red Flag It
You’ve done this a hundred times.
You’ve got an email that requires a follow up action on your part and then a response but it’s not due for a couple of days.
Well… It can wait. You’ve got other things that are a higher priority right now.
You’ll leave the message in your Inbox – you’ll remember to get the job done and respond on time.
Move on to the next task.
Fast forward—it’s about 4 days later…
What’s that in the Inbox?
And there’s one move victim to the “forgotten email”.
Better late than never?
Wouldn’t it be great if we had a way to mark the messages so we would be less likely to forget the important ones?
Yes, I thought you might want something like that.
Well, fortunately MS Outlook has a way to mark those important “don’t forget me” messages.
Built into Outlook is a great little feature known as a message flag.
You can mark email with a flag, drawing your attention to the “yet to be done” item any time you look at your message list.
And, better yet, what about setting a due date and time so that you’ll get a reminder right on your desktop?
Sounds good to me.