How to keep track of Flagged Items in Outlook 2007

Who else wants to know the secret to Excel Formulas?

Invest in yourself in 2015 and reduce your frustration with formulas in Excel for just $19.95 - Click here to enroll today

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]

3 thoughts on “How to keep track of Flagged Items in Outlook 2007

  1. Thanks for the valuable Outlook 2007 guidance.

    Is there a way to replace text entries in the “Flag To” drop down for email Follow Up and set a new default (per user)?

    Many thanks.

  2. The problem I have is that my follow-up button only has a “flag” and “clear flag” option. Any suggestions?

  3. Outlook 2007 I searched all over looking for a solution to why my Project task follow up reminders don’t work. The meeting reminders in the calendar work nice but the flag and reminder on the tasks is a flop. Is there a fix for this

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *