Outlook 2010 categories

Posted on 2010-08-26
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Last Modified: 2012-05-10

We have a laptop with Outlook 2010 RTM installed on it. The messages delivered into a pst file. When we use categories (sotred in the pst file) with contacts,calendar etc. everything works normally except for the new mails. We realized that when we create a new email message the categories in the list come fom the mailbox category list (on the exchange server) not from the pst.
Is it possibel that we have to maintain 2 lists of categories? The problem was not found in the beta version of Outlook 2010.
Question by:tomneo
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Justin Owens earned 2000 total points
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You only have two command line switches which affect categories.  One simply clears out customs completely and resets to default.  I am assuming you want to avoid this.  The other is a category migration tool:

Starts Outlook and starts the following commands on the default mailbox:         Upgrades colored For Follow Up flags to Outlook 2010 color categories.
Upgrades calendar labels to Outlook 2010 color categories.
Adds all categories used on non-mail items into the Master Category List
 Note    This is the same command as Upgrade to Color Categories in each Outlook mailbox properties dialog box.

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