Be able to sort emails by category ... like you could in previous versions of outlook
Peter Bachmann commented
THIS IS IMPLEMENTED. In your folder pane click "add favourite", write the name of your category (you'll see a coloured flag), select it and you'll have a smart, sorted folder showing only those categorised mails.
Ann Lawrence commented
I am accustomed to relying on sorting by category in my old Outlook. I just signed up for Office 365 and am VERY frustrated that I cannot organize my Inbox in a meaningful way.
Peter Jonsson commented
Come on, we need this! Business impact in lost hours is huge.. because we use outlook app, connection to shared mailboxes online (not cached)
Please enable sorting by Category in Webmail, without this ability I cannot use Webmail very much.
PLEASE PLEASE bring back the option to sort by categories. The sort and filter functions have been SEVERELY limited and this is becoming a huge handicap in email management.
Also important when using the Online version of Outlook 365!
I categorize all mail. I have currently online NO WAY of finding mail (You can't filter for it, you can't sort all the mails you have by category as a work around) which is not categorized, nor sort them decently because of this missing feature.
Some people are saying they are able to categorize emails in O365. For those that are able, can you please share the trick. I have conversations already turned off and it will not allow me to color code an email. It does appear I can select a given color and it will find them all, but since I have none currently assigned, nothing is found.
I agree with all the other comments, people have been complaining about this since 2016 and Microsoft obviously isn't listening to the end user. How sad.
Jane Hall commented
You've just about rendered categories useless if you cannot sort by them.At least, I can search by them. But you can save search, so it's one click to get to a category?
I am baffled I can't categorise emails by colour groups!
I need this
Microsoft is an embarassment.
Please bring back categories!! I work on multiple projects with large lead times, and I NEED to be able to sort my inbox!!!!
Mark Collins commented
Guys ... really? We need to ask for this?
You can use the search box in upper left of folder pane to search by typing the word 'category' followed by a colon(:) followed by your category name
Admitted it would be better if there was a keyboard shortcut for this, but for those with many categories it can help
from:[email or lastname]
to:[email or lastname]
cc:[email or lastname]
Fraser howe commented
MS Office 365 (desktop) on Windows 10 Pro: How to create/assign categories to messages, calendar items, contacts, tasks; then how to filter view by category/categories (more than one)?
I need to be able to sort my Outlook Tasks by Category in Office 365 - it's possible in the Outlook client but not online
Sorting by category is essential for outlook being any use at all. I already use folders to store emails that have been dealt with, but I also need to organise emails within my inbox that are yet to be dealt with. Categories achieves this, but without the ability to sort it's useless.
bob spunge commented
Please add a category view listing all emails by applied categories. You allow people to tag by categories but you don't allow people to show all their emails with an applied category. I am simply forced to use this product but honestly, I would enjoy using it with this feature..right now, All i am thinking about is just to stop using it, unusable.
How do you sort a mailbox to show things that have 2 categories?
Sort by is not working properly. Cant reach to a specific name. Taking me to last email in inbox