Depending on your organization's culture, where your address appears may make all the difference, though. If you're one of 30 Cc: recipients, it's typically enough to take note. If you — and only you — are in the To: line, though, that means business.
Outlook can help you spot these important messages immediately by dressing them in a special manner.
Have Outlook Highlight Mail Sent to You Only
To make Outlook highlight messages that have your address in the To: line and no other recipients:
- Select View | Current View | Customize Current View... from the menu while you are in your Outlook Inbox.
- In Outlook 2003, choose View | Arrange By | Current View | Customize Current View.
- Click on Automatic Formatting.
- Click the Add button.
- Type "Me: sole recipient!" under Name:.
- Click Font... and choose the desired formatting. (You could make the font teal, for example, or use italics.)
- Click OK.
- Now click the Condition... button.
- Make sure Where I am: is checked.
- Select the only person on the To line from the drop-down menu.
- Optionally, go to the More Choices tab and check Only items that are: unread to restrict special formatting to new messages.
- Click OK.
- Click OK again.
- Click, yes, OK.