Color-coding Your E-mail

Outlook provides you with a number of different ways in which you can organize your e-mail, making your inbox much more manageable. For example, you can create different folders and create rules to move messages from specific senders into specific folders.

Another option you have for organizing your e-mail is to color-code it. This way messages from different senders will appear in different colors. For example, you may want to have messages received from your boss appear in red or messages sent to a distribution list which you are a member of appear in blue. You can color-code your e-mail messages in Outlook 2002 using the following steps:

  1. Open Outlook.
  2. From the Tools menu, click Organize.
  3. Under the list of Ways to Organize Inbox, click Using Colors.
  4. Select an e-mail message. Use the drop down arrow to specify whether messages received from the sender or sent to should be color coded.
  5. Use the drop down arrow to select the color messages should be displayed in.
  6. Click Apply Color.