Hi! Like many of you, I get a lot of email in Outlook… a lot! When mail arrives from certain people, I’ve set it up so my Outlook colors those emails automatically for me so they stand out in the list of messages.

It’s quick and easy to use colors to organize your emails — here’s how!

When you get an email from someone that you’d like to color (the email, not the person), click the message in your list so it’s highlighted. Then use the Tools menu and select Organize. On the left hand side, you’ll see Using Colors; click that. The top line on the right side allows you to color the messages from the sender of your highlighted email. Select the color you want and click Apply Color.

That’s it! It’s really that simple.

Just so you know, you can apply rules for sorting and moving emails to folders based on many conditions; you can see some of those choices by clicking Rules and Automatic Formatting.

For now, though, give coloring some email senders a try. I think it’ll help you recognize those important mails when they come in.

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