A simple but highly useful way to stay on top of important e-mail is to have Outlook display messages from different people in different colors. Here’s a quick rundown of how to set this up.
Expecting important mail? Identify it as soon as it comes in by displaying it in a distinctive color. Start by select an existing message from the sender in question, if you have one. If you don’t, that’s okay; you can enter the sender’s name manually in a minute. Now follow these steps: