Monday, August 18, 2008

Filter tripple Gmail Starred items from Outlook 2007 To-Do List

I love Outlook 2007 and the integration of flagged mail, tasks and other items. I read my Gmail with the IMAP connector. One drawback is that Starred items will show up in your T-Do list as Flagged items. Well, I can live with that, but actually they show up three times. One time as a mail item in my Inbox, one time in the Starred folder, and one time in the All Mail folder.
Hey, I know I've got a lot to do, but this view isn't workable.

The solution is to right click the list, and choose 'Customize Current View...', there you can change the filter for the view, and in the Advanced tab you say, don't show items where the In Folder contains Starred or All Items.
The stupidity of the standard filter is that the two statements two aren't combined with the OR specifier... hey, that's first grade logica. So switch to SQL tab, ignore the message about not being able to use the other three tabs anymore, and change the OR in an AND...

Problem solved.

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