|15 May 2010||#1|
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Outlook. Flags to expire messages.
I know how to flag messages for follow up, but I was wondering if I could flag messages as “irrelevant” after a certain amount of days.
For instance; I’m reading a message now which holds relevant information for this week. After this week, I can get rid of the message. I know that if I somehow do not mark this message, it will stay in my mailbox a whole lot longer and I’ll need to reread the message in order to decide whether to keep it or not.
How can I mark a message, similar to flagging a message, as “irrelevant” after a certain date?
For this Outlook has the “Expires after” message option. When the set date is reached, the message will appear in a grey strikethrough font for easy recognition.
Setting the expiration date
You can set an expiration date on a message, in the Message Options dialog. For this you’ll first have to open the message by double clicking it. You can then find the Message Options dialog in the following way;
Setting an expiration date on a message (click on image to enlarge)
Changing how expired messages are being displayed
By default, expired messages will show in a grey strikethrough font. You can change this in the following location;
Flags to expire messages | MSOutlook.info
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