Flag email for response


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Guest

I would love to see a feature added to Outlook that allows me to flag an
email "for response," meaning, it would stay flagged for follow-up until a
response email is received. Then I would have the option of keeping the flag
or letting it expire.

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Brian Tillman

Cyanidin said:
I would love to see a feature added to Outlook that allows me to flag
an email "for response," meaning, it would stay flagged for follow-up
until a response email is received. Then I would have the option of
keeping the flag or letting it expire.

Seems to me Outlook already does this. When you flag a message, it remains
flagged until you unflag it. Thus, you can flag a message and then when you
get a response to it, unflag the original or leave it flagged at your
discretion. Operationally, how does this differ from your suggestion?
 
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Guest

I guess I didn't explain as well as I could have.

I want a feature that allows me to flag an email as waiting for a response
so I do not have to figure out if it has been responded to or not. Say I
have an email from John Schmidt with a Subject of Piano. I flag it "for
response." When John Schmidt replies to that message, a pop up asks me if I
want to remove the flag or not.

Right now I can flag the message, but I have to sort back through the
messages and do a find all related messages search to determine if John
Schmidt replied to me about the piano.

Likewise, if I could attach a date to this flag, it would remind me to email
John Schmidt again if I hadn't heard back about the piano email.

Does that make more sense?
 
G

Gordon

Cyanidin said:
I guess I didn't explain as well as I could have.

I want a feature that allows me to flag an email as waiting for a
response so I do not have to figure out if it has been responded to
or not. Say I have an email from John Schmidt with a Subject of
Piano. I flag it "for response." When John Schmidt replies to that
message, a pop up asks me if I want to remove the flag or not.

Right now I can flag the message, but I have to sort back through the
messages and do a find all related messages search to determine if
John Schmidt replied to me about the piano.

Certainly in Outlook 2003 you can set different colours for flags
Likewise, if I could attach a date to this flag, it would remind me
to email John Schmidt again if I hadn't heard back about the piano
email.

This is already available from Outlook 2002 onwards at least - when you flag
the message there's an option to set a "due by" date
 
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Guest

I use the due by date all the time, but even if I enter a due by date,
Outlook is not going to tell me if the email has been replied to or not. I
would still have to check for replies. Do you follow?
 

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