Add or remove a flag for follow up

To remind yourself to follow up on a message or contact, you can add a follow up flag. Any item with a follow up flag can also be assigned a start date, due date, and reminder time. In the message list or contacts list, flagged items display the  Follow up flag symbol. When you mark a flagged item as complete, the flag symbol changes to a checkmark  Follow up flag - completed .

Flagged messages and contacts also appear alongside tasks in Tasks view.

  1. Select an item in the message list or contacts list.

    To select multiple items, hold down COMMAND as you click the items.

  2. On the Home tab, click the arrow next to Follow Up, and then do one of the following:

    Home tab, group 5


Do this

Set a standard start date and due date

Click Today, Tomorrow, This Week, or Next Week.

Add the follow up flag without any dates

Click No Due Date.

Add a custom start date, due date, and reminder time

Click Custom Date.

Mark the item as complete

Click Mark as Complete.

Clear the To Do flag and any start date, due date, and reminder

Click Clear Flag.

Note: To quickly add a follow up flag or to mark an message as complete, click the follow up icon  Follow up flag - not set next to a message in the message list.

See also

Customize the tasks list

Create, edit, or delete tasks

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