Office 365 (Outlook) - Create and Assign Color Categories to Messages

Color categories are a great way to get organized. Color adds visibility to your Outlook items so you can sort and find what you need.


To assign a color category, do the following:

The first time that you assign a default color category to an item, you'll be prompted to rename the category. You can also change the color of the category and choose a keyboard shortcut.

For the most current and detailed information on creating and assigning color categories, please reference the Microsoft support page here.


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