1. T

    Outlook is categorizing emails incorrectly

    All of a sudden, some of my emails are being categorized incorrectly and automatically by outlook desktop. When I right click the email and choose "All Categories" I see the category checked, but it is not a category I created (see first photo). If I unclick the checkmark, and "OK", the email is...
  2. farrissf

    Category list to pick from

    I have been wanting to use Categories to identify my emails for my construction projects, I ran across this article Create a List of Color Categories to Merge or Restore which gave me the key to uploading all my project codes as categories. Thanks to you, I am all set up to start using my new...
  3. T

    Increasing the number of items that appear on the Categories list

    Maybe I'm hallucinating, but for a brief period after a recent Outlook 2016 for Desktop update, it seems like I had more than 15 Categories to choose from when clicking on the Categorize ribbon button. I understand that I can click "All Categories," but I'm looking for a way for more of my...
  4. D

    Assign categories to outgoing emails

    Hi Diane, I'm trying to add use a macro that when pressed via a button on the ribbon will add a category to the new/outgoing email. If I start a new email the macro works fine to add the category but as soon as I hit send it seems to be removed and it goes without the category on. The reason...
  5. Z

    How to show concatenated categories in list task view?

    Is there a way to sort Tasks by Category in a table view, but concatenate the Category if there is more than one? I have tried creating a custom field using [Category]&" "&[Category] but that doesn't show the second (or third or fourth, etc) category. This would be SUPER helpful if I could...
  6. D

    Importing Outlook Categories from another domain (Exchange 2016/Outlook 2016)

    Hello, I am able to export Outlook Categories from one account in, but when I import the same categories into a new account in, the colors are not preserved and are assigned randomly. Is there any way to get the export to preserve the colors? Thanks,
  7. S

    Conditional formatting problem with "is not empty" and categories

    I made a conditional formatting rule to change the font on messages that have any Category assigned. I set the query as "Categories" and "is not empty." Guess what? It applies the formatting to every single message. I troubleshot the issue by unchecking every single other rule and it still does...
  8. A

    Outlook macro to create search folder with mail categories as criteria

    Hi there, Since 2010, my workflow is based on the principle of Control Your Day. Main tools are categories and search folders. I have improved the process by adding my own VBAs to add next actions to the context folder. The last missing piece I can not get working is the ability to create a...
  9. I

    categories for outgoing email

    I am trying to set categories to outgoing email in Outlook 2016 based on certain combo box values from the end user. I am using the below code to add category to outgoing email within the Item send event. msg.Categories = msg.Categories & "," & EmailDetails.cmbresponsetype.Value & "-" &...
  10. M

    Using conditional formatting on a shared calendar with categories

    I have an interesting problem that I am really hoping someone has a good solution for. Context and issue: I am using Outlook 2016 Exchange I have access to a shared calendar (with editor rights). The owner of the shared calendar has most meetings color-coded using categories. I would like the...
  11. Diane Poremsky

    Category Color doesn't Display in Inbox

    Diane Poremsky submitted a new article on Category Color doesn't Display in Inbox Continue reading the Original Article at
  12. Diane Poremsky

    Printing Calendars with Color Categories

    Diane Poremsky submitted a new article on Printing Calendars with Color Categories Continue reading the Original Article at
  13. copperberry

    Outlook 2013 (desktop) vs Outlook 365/Outlook 2016

    I'm looking for discussions comparing Outlook 2013 (desktop) with Outlook 365/Outlook 2016. I can't tell if it's too soon to expect to see information on this, or if I'm missing something: There are a lot of websites that refer to, but I understand that is migrating to Outlook...
  14. C

    Printing tasks with multiple categories

    Hi I use multiple catergories on each task to define importance / urgency /project etc.etc. When I print a to do list for the day ( I know, uses trees, not the modern way, but that's the way I like it), I just want to print each task selected once. Whatever I do by way of filtering or...