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Effective Time Management: Using Microsoft® Outlook® to Organize Your Work and Personal Life by Lothar Seiwert and Holger Woeltje

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Flag the Messages You Still Need to Work On

To make sure that you don’t overlook any required follow-up activities for email messages you haven’t marked as completed yet, you can either create a task with a copy of the message as an attachment, as described earlier, or flag the message as pending (for example, if it’s not worth creating an extra task for it, because the email needs to be taken care of very soon). Outlook supports you with message flagging—adding small colorful categories or flags to mark the messages. Messages that need to be taken care of later can also be converted into tasks, as described earlier, and you can use color flagging to group them and have certain messages always at the top of the respective folders (for example, ...

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