Outlook 2007: Change Quick Click Settings for Categorizing Email

Posted April 19, 2007 by Rob Rogers in Microsoft Outlook

By default, Outlook sets the category on emails you select (by clicking on the Categories column in your Inbox) as Red Category. If you often are categorizing your email as something other than Red, you can change the default Quick Click setting, follow these steps:

1. Right-click any Category Icon in your Inbox and select Set Quick Click (or you can click the Categorize icon on your standard toolbar and select Set Quick Click).

2. From the drop-down, select the desired Category setting.

3. Click OK.

Now when you click the Category Icon on an email, it will use your new setting as the default.


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  • Jonny Is Tired

    I want to categorize a message with one click while i’m reading it. Not after I’ve read it and viewing it in the full list. That’s a waste of time to have to re-read the message subject (or sender, etc.).

  • Ina

    I’ve tried this but everyday it changes back to Red. Is there a way to make it default to another color forever, not just for 1 day?

    • Tom King

      I have the same problem. I’m loggign on to my email account over an office network is it something to do with this?

      • Anonymous

        same here. any resolution?

  • Lenny

    When I click on a catagory item it deletes the catagory??????