Why won’t Outlook 2010 let me filter by flag any more?

Lana N August 6, 2013
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Outlook 2010 will bring up “Flag Status” in the options in Field Chooser but I can’t drag it to the columns. I can choose Follow Up Flag but that has only text. How do I get my red flag back?

  1. Jan F
    August 6, 2013 at 9:20 am

    In Outlook 2010 flags were replaced by categories. Basically you can create categories like "urgent", set a color and assign it to the item. It will then appear as a colored bubble e.g. at the side of the email.

    Flags are now solely used for Tasks – if your item has an actual red flag on it, it will be listed under tasks.

    http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook-help/assign-a-color-category-to-an-email-message-HA010354959.aspx

    * As far as I know categories will not work for IMAP items, only for local ones and Exchange.