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Outlook Icons

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Outlook (All platforms)

  • A paperclip means the message has an attachment.
  • A flag indicates you have flagged the message for follow up.
  • A check indicates you have flagged a message as complete.
  • An exclamation point indicates a message has been marked as high priority by the sender.
  • A down arrow indicates a message has been marked as low priority by the sender.

Outlook 2013, 2016 (Windows)

  • A blue vertical bar to the left of a message means that the message has not been read.
    • If the reading pane is off then an unread message will have bold blue message headings.
  • An opened (read) message will no longer have the blue bar or bold message headings.
  • An open envelope icon and a purple arrow pointing left means the message has been read and replied to.
  • An open envelope icon and a blue arrow pointing right means the message has been read and forwarded.

Outlook 2016 (Macintosh)

  • A blue vertical bar to the left of a message means that the message has not been read.
  • An opened (read) message will no longer have the blue bar or bold message headings.
  • An arrow pointing left means the message has been read and replied to.
  • An arrow pointing right means the message has been read and forwarded.

Outlook 2011 (Macintosh)

  • No icon means the message has been read, but not responded to
  • A purple arrow pointing left means the message has been read and replied to.
  • A blue arrow pointing right means the message has been read and forwarded.

Outlook 2010 (Windows)

  • A closed envelope icon means the message hasn't been read.
  • An open envelope icon means the message has been read, but not responded to.
  • An open envelope icon and a purple arrow pointing left means the message has been read and replied to.
  • An open envelope icon and a blue arrow pointing right means the message has been read and forwarded.

Apple Mail (Macintosh)

  • A dot icon means the message hasn't been read.
  • No icon means the message has been read, but not responded to.
  • An arrow pointing left means the message has been read and replied to.
  • A blue arrow pointing right means the message has been read and forwarded.

These features will need to be added to view them. From the View Menu, select Columns, then the column you want to see:

  • A paperclip means the message has an attachment.
  • A flag indicates you have flagged the message for follow up.
Topic: 
Email, Communication and Collaboration
Subtopic: 
Email/Exchange
Last updated: 
Tuesday, July 12, 2016

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