Flagged emails are like electronic speed bumps. You know you should address them, but never quite get around to it.
The next time you’re tempted to blow off that email thread with the sales department, consider these key steps for clearing flagged messages in Outlook:
Flagging emails in Outlook is meant for the purpose to mark those email messages in your inbox that in the future spend attention, the red flag also marks those emails on the To-do list.
In this article, you will get more attention to Flagging Emails and How to find flagged emails in Outlook?
What does it mean to flag an email?
Flagging an email means marking an email message which reminds you to follow up or act later. Once you mark the email with the red flag, those messages will appear in the To-Do Bar, in Tasks, and in the Daily Task List in Calendar.
I Personally flag specific email messages to grab certain information, which consumes time to find that buried email message.
How To Flag Outlook Email for Follow Up?
Flags make it easier to find and track email messages in Outlook, marking a flag on a specific email message from your inbox and shorting in the group is quite interesting.
Here is the step-by-step process:
- Open Microsoft Outlook >> Select your folder
- Click on Home Tab >> Go to the Tag section
- Click Flag logo follow-up.
You can select the flag according to your requirement (Today, tomorrow, this week, next week, no date, Custom), and your selection will remind you for your follow-up.
How to see flagged emails in Outlook?
Once you have marked some emails with flags, and now you want to find out these emails, here are a few methods to pick outlook flag emails.
- Open Microsoft Outlook >> Select the folder you like to search flagged emails within.
- Go to the search bar and click on it >> Search Tab appears with multiple options to help users to search for the specific nature of emails.
- Click on Flagged which results in emails shorted with flagged only.
Another option is to type “[followupflag:followup flag]“ in the Instant Search box, and all you flagged email message results are shorted.
How To View Flagged Emails in Outlook by Search Folder?
You can also separate the flag email in a separate folder using a Search Folder. This step copies all your flagged emails into the specific folder which is later exercised according to your requirement.
Here is the step to execute:
- Click on Folder >> New Search Folder
- A New Search Folder dialog box appears, click on Mail flagged for follow-up option, and Hit OK.
- You can observe a new folder name For Follow Up is created in the navigation section just below the search folder, the folder only consists of Outlook-flagged emails.
Microsoft Outlook to-do list is also designed to keep and remind the user of upcoming events like red flags emails or tasks.
Use Instant Search
Instant Search can be used to find flagged items within the selected folder or across all mail folders.
On the Home tab, in the Find group, click Filter E-mail, and then click Flagged.
The above example applies to what you need to follow up on your email messages, most managerial ranks use to assign a task to a specific employee or colleague and ask them to complete it in a specific period like tomorrow.
Flag the message for yourself by clicking follow up and clicking for tomorrow, while composing an email message click on follow up and specify the period.
Once you select the flag color according to your requirement, the info bar displays the option:
How to Remove Flagged Emails from Task List in Outlook?
Microsoft Outlook automatically adds an email message to the To-Do List when you flag it (see screenshot). The flagged email will disappear from the mail list if you delete it from the To-do List.
Select the task from todo list and click right mouse button from the dropdown list select and click remove task.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What does it mean to flag an email in Outlook?
Flagging an email to mark as a reminder for that email, the email you flagged will be added to your to-do list, which will remind your attention.
How to see all Flagged Emails in Outlook?
All the flagged emails are added to the to-do list, when you click on the to-do list all the flagged emails are available there.
In conclusion, Flagged Emails will show up in the recipient list, but they will not be visible to anyone else.
Flagged emails do not move out of the Inbox, but cannot be deleted or moved to another folder, or deleted from the recipient.
Flagged emails cannot be unflagged. Flagged emails cannot be moved to another user’s Inbox. Flagged emails cannot be sent to the trash.