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n You can use the Advanced Search tool to locate all items of any type assigned to a specific
The way you use categories depends on your specific situation. For some people, dividing items
between Work and Personal categories is enough. A lawyer might create an Outlook category for
each of his clients. A corporate vice president might create a category for each department that she
In Outlook, categories are sometimes called color categories because each category is associated with
a color. This color is used to mark an item for quick identification. For example, Figure 17.1 shows
how a categorized email message is marked in the Categories column. In this example, both the
category color and category name are displayed, but if the Categories column were narrower, only
the identifying color would appear. If an item has not been assigned to a category, the Category
column will be blank.
Items are identified by the category color.