Upgrade to Outlook 2010

In Outlook 2010, the search speed is excellent. You can save all emails to one folder—no need for a [Deferred] folder. Plus, new conversation grouping makes managing your Inbox a cinch. Consider upgrading.

Outlook lets you save emails in folders, but finding them afterwards can be tricky because the Search feature is slow. For this reason, it’s best to create a [Deferred] folder for your resource emails:

  1. Open your Outlook Inbox.
  2. Click on File menu.
  3. Hover over New.
    • Select Folder (Ctrl+Shift+E).
  4. Type [Deferred] as folder name. Include the brackets.
  5. The folder contains Mail and Post items.
  6. Click on Inbox to create the [Deferred] folder beneath the Inbox.
  7. Click OK to create the file.

You will drag emails to the [Deferred] folder for later reference. To make that even easier:

  • Right-click the [Deferred] folder in the folder list on the left.
  • Select Add to Favorite Folders.
  • Drag it around the list of favorites (at the top) to rearrange.

The [Deferred] folder now appears at the top of the left navigation bar for easy access.