Putting a flag on an outgoing email.

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Mike Barnard

At work I have to use outlook 2003. When I send an email that I need a

reply to, I want to set a blue flag on it. [1] So, above the email in

the composing window, there is a nice 'flag' icon.

Clicking on this icon brings upa box where I can select various

options but the coloued flag box in the top right is greyed out. Can

anyone explain how to make this active please?

Many thanks.

[1] This is a personal choice, not a corporate one. I use red flags

for things I need to action soon, green for thanks etc, yellow for

information I need to keep and I wish to use blue for those I expect

replies to.
 
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Roady [MVP]

Correct, that is a limitation in Outlook 2003. The flags you get for

composing are there for the recipient.

You'll have to set the flag manually from your Sent Items folder.

If there are specific common characteristics for emails that you want flag

(always to the same person for instance), then you can flag it automatically

with an outgoing rule.

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"Mike Barnard" <m.barnard.trousers@thunderin.co.uk> wrote in message

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> At work I have to use outlook 2003. When I send an email that I need a
> reply to, I want to set a blue flag on it. [1] So, above the email in
> the composing window, there is a nice 'flag' icon.

> Clicking on this icon brings upa box where I can select various
> options but the coloued flag box in the top right is greyed out. Can
> anyone explain how to make this active please?

> Many thanks.

> [1] This is a personal choice, not a corporate one. I use red flags
> for things I need to action soon, green for thanks etc, yellow for
> information I need to keep and I wish to use blue for those I expect
> replies to.
>
 
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Mike Barnard

On Sat, 5 Sep 2009 11:39:28 +0200, "Roady [MVP]"

<newsgroups_DELETE_@_DELETE_sparnaaij_NO_._SPAM_net> wrote:


> Correct, that is a limitation in Outlook 2003. The flags you get for
> composing are there for the recipient.
> You'll have to set the flag manually from your Sent Items folder.
> If there are specific common characteristics for emails that you want flag
> (always to the same person for instance), then you can flag it automatically
> with an outgoing rule.


Thanks Robert.
 
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