I receive hundreds of e-mails every day and to be honest, sometimes it is very difficult to keep up with. I check my e-mail at set points throughout the day and read every e-mail as I do so, but I I absolutely do not have time to answer every e-mail I receive when I read it!
I am sure that some of you are shaking your heads in agreement as you read this. If that is so, then you are going to like this tip because it shows you how to use a feature in MS Outlook that will prompt you to answer those e-mails long after (hopefully not too long!) you have read them.
There are a couple of features in MS Outlook that you can use to alleviate this problem for you.
Follow along with the step below:
- When you right-click on the message, you will find that the Follow Up choice opens as a submenu.
- You can now quickly select one of the Quick Flag times offered or choose Add Reminder, which will open the dialog box.
- Now, set your preferences.
- Click OK.
MS Outlook will remind you about this item if the flag has not been cleared by the due date you have set for it.
When an e-mail message has a Follow Up Flag you will see text that says Follow Up.
So there you have it! You no longer have any excuse for not answering your e-mail!