Outlook 2007: Color-Code Messages in Your Inbox for Easier Discovery

Posted May 14, 2007 by Rob Rogers in Microsoft Outlook

Using color-coding of your Inbox messages can easily help you find emails from important senders, such as your boss or spouse. Outlook makes this a simple process to set up by utilizing the Organize functionality, here’s how:

1. Click Tools and select Organize.

2. Above your Inbox, a Ways to Organize Inbox pane will appear.

3. On the left of the pane, select Using Colors.

4. Go to the Inbox and select a message from the sender whose messages you want to color-code.

5. Go back to the Organize pane.

6. After Color messages, select from (from the dropdown). In the textbox next to the dropdown, you will see the name of the desired sender. Select the desired color from the next dropdown and click the Apply Color button.

7. Repeat the above steps for each sender whose messages you wish to color-code. When finished, close the Organize pane by clicking the x in the upper-right corner of the pane.


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