Filter messages or tasks

In mail view and tasks view, you can use filters to hide some items, helping you focus on the items that are important to you. For example, to see only messages that are both unread and high priority, you could turn on both the Unread and High Priority filters.

Do any of the following:

Filter items in mail view

  1. At the bottom of the navigation pane, click Mail  Mail view button.

  2. In the folder list, click the folder containing the messages that you want to filter.

  3. On the Home tab, click the arrow next to Filters, and then click a filter.

    Home tab, Filters

    Notes   

    • You can turn on multiple filters at the same time.

    • To turn off filters, on the Home tab, click Filters. You can also turn off filters by clicking another folder in the folder list, or by changing to a different view.

Filter items in tasks view

  1. At the bottom of the navigation pane, click Tasks  Tasks view button.

  2. On the Home tab, click the arrow next to Filters, and then click a filter.

    Home tab, Filters

    Notes   

    • You can turn on multiple filters at the same time.

    • To turn off filters, on the Home tab, click Filters. You can also turn off filters by clicking another folder in the folder list, or by changing to a different view.

    • By default, tasks view displays both tasks and items that are flagged for follow up. To show only tasks, on the Home tab, clear the Flagged Items check box.Tasks Home tab, group 8

See also

Filter items by category

Find items in Outlook by doing a basic search

Save a search by using a Smart Folder

Arrange and group items

Applies To: Outlook for Mac 2011



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