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Here is a quick tip that will make you more productive. When you receive an email in Outlook 2007 that you need for follow up at a later time, simply click the little flag beside the email in the inbox.
To keep track of all the emails that you have flagged in your inbox, make sure you have the “To-Do” bar open. All your flagged items appear in your task list (with all your other formal task that you may have created, or had assigned to you). You can then manage your flagged emails by either assigning a follow up date, or marking them as complete.
To assign a follow up date to a email that you have flagged… double click on the entry in your task list in the “To-Do” bar to open the email, and then in the “Options” group on the Ribbon, click on “Follow Up”. By clicking on this menu you can select a due date for when you need to follow up this email, be it today, tomorrow, this week, or next week.
There you have it – easy email follow up task management in Outlook 2007.
’till next time,
[tags]Personal Productivity, Outlook, Flags, Tasks[/tags]