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Old November 17th, 2005, 09:25 PM posted to microsoft.public.outlook.installation
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Default Possibility to color-code mail folders in Outlook

I would like to see a feature in Outlook where I can change mail folder text
color and font properties. Enabling color-coded folders and user-defined
folder appearance would help building a more effective and personalized
folder structure, especially when you have 100+ folders to scroll and move
between. The mail folder icons could also be made user-definable for
ultimate personalization.

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Old December 2nd, 2005, 05:14 PM posted to microsoft.public.outlook.installation
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Default Possibility to color-code mail folders in Outlook

I've been trying to find a way of doing this, and whole-heartedly agree with
your suggestion. Even if you could just alternate colors or shading between
successive folders, it would be a great help.

Todd

================================

"henrik" wrote:

I would like to see a feature in Outlook where I can change mail folder text
color and font properties. Enabling color-coded folders and user-defined
folder appearance would help building a more effective and personalized
folder structure, especially when you have 100+ folders to scroll and move
between. The mail folder icons could also be made user-definable for
ultimate personalization.

----------------
This post is a suggestion for Microsoft, and Microsoft responds to the
suggestions with the most votes. To vote for this suggestion, click the "I
Agree" button in the message pane. If you do not see the button, follow this
link to open the suggestion in the Microsoft Web-based Newsreader and then
click "I Agree" in the message pane.

http://www.microsoft.com/office/comm...installat ion

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Old December 30th, 2005, 12:49 AM posted to microsoft.public.outlook.installation
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Default Possibility to color-code mail folders in Outlook

All they have to do is enable the same functionality as the Windows Explorer
has. This would definitely enhance the user's ability to organize their data.
--
Tiga


"T. Jenkins" wrote:

I've been trying to find a way of doing this, and whole-heartedly agree with
your suggestion. Even if you could just alternate colors or shading between
successive folders, it would be a great help.

Todd

================================

"henrik" wrote:

I would like to see a feature in Outlook where I can change mail folder text
color and font properties. Enabling color-coded folders and user-defined
folder appearance would help building a more effective and personalized
folder structure, especially when you have 100+ folders to scroll and move
between. The mail folder icons could also be made user-definable for
ultimate personalization.

----------------
This post is a suggestion for Microsoft, and Microsoft responds to the
suggestions with the most votes. To vote for this suggestion, click the "I
Agree" button in the message pane. If you do not see the button, follow this
link to open the suggestion in the Microsoft Web-based Newsreader and then
click "I Agree" in the message pane.

http://www.microsoft.com/office/comm...installat ion

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Old June 1st, 2008, 04:56 PM posted to microsoft.public.outlook.installation
glennn.php[_2_]
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Default Possibility to color-code mail folders in Outlook

it's really kind of amazing that they DIDN'T anticipate the desire for such a
feature...

"Tiga" wrote:

All they have to do is enable the same functionality as the Windows Explorer
has. This would definitely enhance the user's ability to organize their data.
--
Tiga


"T. Jenkins" wrote:

I've been trying to find a way of doing this, and whole-heartedly agree with
your suggestion. Even if you could just alternate colors or shading between
successive folders, it would be a great help.

Todd

================================

"henrik" wrote:

I would like to see a feature in Outlook where I can change mail folder text
color and font properties. Enabling color-coded folders and user-defined
folder appearance would help building a more effective and personalized
folder structure, especially when you have 100+ folders to scroll and move
between. The mail folder icons could also be made user-definable for
ultimate personalization.

----------------
This post is a suggestion for Microsoft, and Microsoft responds to the
suggestions with the most votes. To vote for this suggestion, click the "I
Agree" button in the message pane. If you do not see the button, follow this
link to open the suggestion in the Microsoft Web-based Newsreader and then
click "I Agree" in the message pane.

http://www.microsoft.com/office/comm...installat ion

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Old June 2nd, 2008, 03:27 AM posted to microsoft.public.outlook.installation
Diane Poremsky {MVP}
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Default Possibility to color-code mail folders in Outlook

They know people want it, but the cost of making it work was too high for
current versions - other features are more useful and less costly to
implement. Time will tell if it made the feature cut in the next version.

--
Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]
Author, Teach Yourself Outlook 2003 in 24 Hours
Need Help with Common Tasks? http://www.outlook-tips.net/beginner/
Outlook 2007: http://www.slipstick.com/outlook/ol2007/

Outlook Tips by email:

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"glennn.php" wrote in message
...
it's really kind of amazing that they DIDN'T anticipate the desire for
such a
feature...

"Tiga" wrote:

All they have to do is enable the same functionality as the Windows
Explorer
has. This would definitely enhance the user's ability to organize their
data.
--
Tiga


"T. Jenkins" wrote:

I've been trying to find a way of doing this, and whole-heartedly agree
with
your suggestion. Even if you could just alternate colors or shading
between
successive folders, it would be a great help.

Todd

================================

"henrik" wrote:

I would like to see a feature in Outlook where I can change mail
folder text
color and font properties. Enabling color-coded folders and
user-defined
folder appearance would help building a more effective and
personalized
folder structure, especially when you have 100+ folders to scroll and
move
between. The mail folder icons could also be made user-definable for
ultimate personalization.

----------------
This post is a suggestion for Microsoft, and Microsoft responds to
the
suggestions with the most votes. To vote for this suggestion, click
the "I
Agree" button in the message pane. If you do not see the button,
follow this
link to open the suggestion in the Microsoft Web-based Newsreader and
then
click "I Agree" in the message pane.

http://www.microsoft.com/office/comm...installat ion


  #6  
Old June 2nd, 2008, 03:56 AM posted to microsoft.public.outlook.installation
glennn.php
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Default Possibility to color-code mail folders in Outlook

yes, i can certainly see how that could be a factor, given Microsoft's
limited profit margin.




"Diane Poremsky {MVP}" wrote:

They know people want it, but the cost of making it work was too high for
current versions - other features are more useful and less costly to
implement. Time will tell if it made the feature cut in the next version.

--
Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]
Author, Teach Yourself Outlook 2003 in 24 Hours
Need Help with Common Tasks? http://www.outlook-tips.net/beginner/
Outlook 2007: http://www.slipstick.com/outlook/ol2007/

Outlook Tips by email:

Subscribe to Exchange Messaging Outlook newsletter:


Outlook Tips:
http://www.outlook-tips.net/
Outlook & Exchange Solutions Center: http://www.slipstick.com






"glennn.php" wrote in message
...
it's really kind of amazing that they DIDN'T anticipate the desire for
such a
feature...

"Tiga" wrote:

All they have to do is enable the same functionality as the Windows
Explorer
has. This would definitely enhance the user's ability to organize their
data.
--
Tiga


"T. Jenkins" wrote:

I've been trying to find a way of doing this, and whole-heartedly agree
with
your suggestion. Even if you could just alternate colors or shading
between
successive folders, it would be a great help.

Todd

================================

"henrik" wrote:

I would like to see a feature in Outlook where I can change mail
folder text
color and font properties. Enabling color-coded folders and
user-defined
folder appearance would help building a more effective and
personalized
folder structure, especially when you have 100+ folders to scroll and
move
between. The mail folder icons could also be made user-definable for
ultimate personalization.

----------------
This post is a suggestion for Microsoft, and Microsoft responds to
the
suggestions with the most votes. To vote for this suggestion, click
the "I
Agree" button in the message pane. If you do not see the button,
follow this
link to open the suggestion in the Microsoft Web-based Newsreader and
then
click "I Agree" in the message pane.

http://www.microsoft.com/office/comm...installat ion


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Old June 2nd, 2008, 04:20 AM posted to microsoft.public.outlook.installation
Diane Poremsky {MVP}
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Default Possibility to color-code mail folders in Outlook

It has nothing to do with their profit margin. Individual products do not
have unlimited time and resources to add features so they have to pick and
choose. Part of the process involves assigning the value of the developers
time to add/change the feature, additional bugs it might introduce and the
number of people who want each feature. They use this to triage the
features and determine what gets done and what gets pushed back for the next
version.

Changing the folder icons is not like in windows explorer - a lot more is
involved in doing it in Outlook.

--
Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]
Author, Teach Yourself Outlook 2003 in 24 Hours
Need Help with Common Tasks? http://www.outlook-tips.net/beginner/
Outlook 2007: http://www.slipstick.com/outlook/ol2007/

Outlook Tips by email:

Subscribe to Exchange Messaging Outlook newsletter:


Outlook Tips:
http://www.outlook-tips.net/
Outlook & Exchange Solutions Center: http://www.slipstick.com






"glennn.php" wrote in message
...
yes, i can certainly see how that could be a factor, given Microsoft's
limited profit margin.




"Diane Poremsky {MVP}" wrote:

They know people want it, but the cost of making it work was too high for
current versions - other features are more useful and less costly to
implement. Time will tell if it made the feature cut in the next version.

--
Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]
Author, Teach Yourself Outlook 2003 in 24 Hours
Need Help with Common Tasks? http://www.outlook-tips.net/beginner/
Outlook 2007: http://www.slipstick.com/outlook/ol2007/

Outlook Tips by email:

Subscribe to Exchange Messaging Outlook newsletter:


Outlook Tips:
http://www.outlook-tips.net/
Outlook & Exchange Solutions Center: http://www.slipstick.com






"glennn.php" wrote in message
...
it's really kind of amazing that they DIDN'T anticipate the desire for
such a
feature...

"Tiga" wrote:

All they have to do is enable the same functionality as the Windows
Explorer
has. This would definitely enhance the user's ability to organize
their
data.
--
Tiga


"T. Jenkins" wrote:

I've been trying to find a way of doing this, and whole-heartedly
agree
with
your suggestion. Even if you could just alternate colors or shading
between
successive folders, it would be a great help.

Todd

================================

"henrik" wrote:

I would like to see a feature in Outlook where I can change mail
folder text
color and font properties. Enabling color-coded folders and
user-defined
folder appearance would help building a more effective and
personalized
folder structure, especially when you have 100+ folders to scroll
and
move
between. The mail folder icons could also be made user-definable
for
ultimate personalization.

----------------
This post is a suggestion for Microsoft, and Microsoft responds to
the
suggestions with the most votes. To vote for this suggestion,
click
the "I
Agree" button in the message pane. If you do not see the button,
follow this
link to open the suggestion in the Microsoft Web-based Newsreader
and
then
click "I Agree" in the message pane.

http://www.microsoft.com/office/comm...installat ion


  #8  
Old February 14th, 2009, 06:23 PM posted to microsoft.public.outlook.installation
Tylast
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Default Possibility to color-code mail folders in Outlook

Any chance of some plugin that can do this?
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Old February 15th, 2009, 08:51 AM posted to microsoft.public.outlook.installation
Milly Staples [MVP - Outlook][_5_]
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Default Possibility to color-code mail folders in Outlook

Google is your friend.

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After furious head scratching, Tylast asked:

| Any chance of some plugin that can do this?


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Old December 4th, 2009, 12:05 AM posted to microsoft.public.outlook.installation
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Default Possibility to color-code mail folders in Outlook

I've been searching for a way to do this and I am very disappointed to see
this post since it means the feature doesn't exist! It's been harder and
harder to organize my Outlook content. I am now looking at other options
like having my work mail forwarded to a gmail account. I just can't deal
with having to waste two minutes looking for the folder to stick each message
into - and I am just a simple clerk with a relatively low email volume
(20-30/day). An hour a day I could spend doing something useful.

"henrik" wrote:

I would like to see a feature in Outlook where I can change mail folder text
color and font properties. Enabling color-coded folders and user-defined
folder appearance would help building a more effective and personalized
folder structure, especially when you have 100+ folders to scroll and move
between. The mail folder icons could also be made user-definable for
ultimate personalization.

----------------
This post is a suggestion for Microsoft, and Microsoft responds to the
suggestions with the most votes. To vote for this suggestion, click the "I
Agree" button in the message pane. If you do not see the button, follow this
link to open the suggestion in the Microsoft Web-based Newsreader and then
click "I Agree" in the message pane.

http://www.microsoft.com/office/comm...installat ion

 




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