Outlook 2007: Edit, Delete and Create New Email Categories

Posted April 19, 2007 by Rob Rogers in Microsoft Outlook

Outlook gives you a handful of generic categories to start organizing your email. You can customize these existing categories, as well as add categories of your own by following these steps:

1. Right-click any category icon in your Inbox.

2. Select All Categories.

3. You will see a list of the existing categories.

4. Place a check in the corresponding checkbox for the category you wish to Rename or Delete and click the appropriate button. Clicking the Delete button will bring up a confirmation message, simply click Yes to delete the category. Clicking the Rename button will highlight the category name. Simply input the new name for the category.

5. To create a new category, click the New button. Input the name for the category, select the color from the dropdown and (if desired) select a shortcut key from the dropdown. Click OK.

6. When you are finished customizing your categories, click OK.


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