Like everyone these days, I get a lot of email. A few years ago I stumbled across a feature of Microsoft Outlook which helps prevent me from missing important emails namely from my Boss or an important customer. If nothing else, it’s a simple and easy way to quickly triage your Inbox using Color Codes.
The feature I’m talking is the Outlook Organize. I’m honestly not sure what it’s called but that’s what were going to go with.
First, let’s Color Code all new emails from the Important Person Red and, Color all emails sent Only to me Blue. This should be handy since emails sent Only to me typically means they are waiting for a response.
1. Open Outlook and Click on an email from your Manager (or someone else important)
2. Click Using Colors Tab, and and Verify the remaining settings (To or From, Name and Color). Click Apply Color when ready.
2a. From the same menu above, Click Turn On to color all emails sent Only to Me Blue (or pick your color).
3. Click the X on the far right to Exit the Organize Options
The changes are instantaneous and the variations using Colors are limitless.
Very groovy tip when I found it and I hope you enjoy it. Would love to hear any comments!
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