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    Alexnder commented  · 

    Microsoft does this as a hierarchical testing. They always seem to do these types of things to see what people like.

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    Alexnder commented  · 

    This is a fixed comment. I fixed the Step numbers.

    This is what I did to have all my messages flagged. It will automatically do this once I open Outlook on my work computer. One rule on OWA and one rule on Outlook 2016 desktop version. So even if my computer is off, once I log-on, I don't have to label anything with a flag.
    #1: Go to the Outlook desktop app. Click on the "Home" tab >
    On the Ribbon menu click "Categorize" > "All Categories. . ."
    #2: A pop-up menu will open called "Color Categories." Click on the "new" tab and create a category labeled "Flagged." Select the Color "Orange" to match the flag. Click "OK" to close the menu, and then click "OK" to close the "Color Categories" menu.

    #3: Go to OWA page:
    https://login.microsoftonline.com/
    Then go to your Outlook mailbox.
    #4: While in the Outlook mailbox, in the top right corner there should be a Cog-wheel looking symbol. That is the "Settings" menu. Click on it. A side menu will then move out with options on it.
    #5: On the Settings menu, go to the bottom; click on "Mail." A side menu will appear with a drop-down list on the left side of the screen.
    #6: In the drop menu click on "Mail" > "Automatic Processing" > "Inbox and sweep rules."
    #7: Create an inbox rule by clicking the "+" symbol.
    #8: Name the rule "Categorize All Messages."
    #9: For condition select: "Apply to all messages."
    #10: For action select: "Mark the messages with a category." Then select the category "Flagged" that you made in the Outlook desktop app.
    #11: Go back to the Outlook desktop app. Click on the "Home" > "Rules" > "Manage Rules and Alerts."
    #12: A window labeled "Rules and Alerts" should pop-up. Click on the tab "E-mail Rules" > then click "New Rule. . ." Wait for the "Rules Wizard" window/box to open.
    #13: In the wizard under "Step 1: Select a template" under the header "Start from a blank rule" select "Apply this rule on messages I receive." Then click on the "Next >" button.
    #14: In the wizard on the next screen under "Step 1: Select Condition(s)"
    check the box "assigned to [category] category."
    #15: On the same "Rules Wizard" page as step #14, under the header "Step 2: Edit the rule description" In the boxed area click on the underlined value "[category]". After the underlying value "[category]" is clicked, a window should pop-up with all your "Color Categories". Check the box with the "Flagged" category you created. Then click "OK".
    Click "Next >" to continue.
    #16: In the wizard on the next screen under "Step 1: Select action(s) check the box "flag message for '[Follow up at this time]."
    #17: On the same "Rules Wizard" page as step #16, under the header "Step 2: Edit the rule description" In the boxed area click on the underlined value "[Follow up at this time]". After the underlying value "[Follow up at this time]" is clicked, a window should pop-up called "Flag Message". Double click on the Box "Flag to:" and change it to "Flagged."
    Then change the "For:" flag notice symbol to "Today." Click On "OK" and the window will close. Click "Next >" to continue.
    #18: You shouldn't need any exceptions. This rule is to flag all emails so they show in the Tasks area, but if you think you do go ahead and set some. Click "Next >" to continue.
    #19: On the last page of the "Rules Wizard," "Step 1:" name the Rule "Flagged." Then on "Step 2:" check both boxes labeled "Run this rule on messages already in "Inbox" and "Turn On This Rule."
    Click "Finish" to close the menu. Then click "Apply" to the "Rules and Alerts" window. Then click "OK" to close.

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