Pick Outlook.com Categories Shown as Quick View Folders

You have been categorizing emails merrily; so has Outlook.com, tirelessly. All the necessary messages bear the essential tag — but where can you see them all in one place when even search seems ignorant of the categorization you have made?

Beneath the list of folders in Outlook.com is another list of views that collect mail like folders: Unread, Documents and more. To these Quick views, you can add your categories as well as those applied by Outlook.com automatically.

All messages tagged with a certain category's label will show up in the view.

Pick Outlook.com Categories Shown as Quick View Folders

To choose the categories (both those built-in and those created by you) available for browsing in Outlook.com under Quick views:

  • Click on Quick views in your Outlook.com with the right mouse button.
  • Select Manage categories from the context menu that appears.
    • You can also open a message in Outlook.com, select Categories in the toolbar and select Manage categories from the menu.
  • For each category you want to be available under Quick views:
    • Make sure the checkbox in the category's line is ticked for the Quick view column.
  • For each category you want to hide from Quick views:
    • Make sure the category is not checked under Quick view.
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