Though the 'category' button exists on the inbox and sent folders, I cannot find a way to all the button to newly created message I have yet to send. When I use 'customize the ribbon' on a draft message that option is not there. Currently it is taking 4 clicks to set a category on a new message: Tags > Categories > (my category) > Close.
There does not seem to be a way to add a Category button to the Ribbon. There are a gajllion other options, but that one is not available for some reason.
I have a 'defer sending' rule in place and I use categories to mark certain messages as exceptions to that rule (i.e. they get sent immediately). I could go to the Outbox and use a quick click to set it there, but it won't send unless I open the messages and click send again (usually I have to do this twice before it will send).
Am I missing a check box somewhere? I tried this add-in to provide this function (VBOffice 'Category Manager'), but it's just a window that gets in the way of other things. If I could get a native Ribbon button, that would great. At this point, even a macro would be cool...seems like a pretty basic feature that is inexplicably missing.