MS Outlook 2010 Flag Color

I am using MS Outlook 2010 Academic edition, which I think is same as regular version.

Before in Outlook 2003, you could flag email messages with either red, blue, green etc. flags.

Now in 2010, I only can get red.  When I right click the flag, I can change to different shades of red, but I cannot choose green for a color for example.  Not sure if this is now gone?
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jrbandersonAuthor Commented:
ried that, only get options for different shades of red.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Go to Outlook 2010, Options, Advanced and then Quick Click down near the bottom. That provides for different colours. Does that help your situation?   ... Thinkpads_User
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jrbandersonAuthor Commented:
Still no luck.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I am following the instructions for setting flag colour (set default flag), but it does not work on my Outlook 2010 (Office Professional).

I do not know whether this is a bug, or possibly because I am not using any Windows Themes (just basic Windows Classic).

At any rate, no matter what I do, I still wind up with shades of red.  ... Thinkpads_User
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Taken from 40 cool tips for Outlook 2010 from Microsoft

You can add a follow up flag in your task like for today there is red flag and for tomorrow there is a light reddish flag etc. This feature is present under the tab of Home and in the group of Follow Up (when you select Tasks from Navigation Pane).

I think shades of red is now the way it is.  Here is the link:

... Thinkpads_User
Brian GeeCommented:
We've had user in our org ask about this as well and MS support informs that colored flags have been replaced by the various shades of red flags that you see available. The expectation going forward is to have users use the Categories feature for coloring coding emails... let's just say that we had more than a few unhappy users when relaying the message....
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Yes, that matches what I posted above. It is easy to change Category colours, but the flags are fixed.

... Thinkpads_User
jrbandersonAuthor Commented:
Sp could you change an email to green then?  Instead of a flag green in color, the email would list as one line in all green?
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Well, the Category shows as a colour in the email. It might work, but that is not the intention of Categories, so you would have to determine your own system of recognition. ... Thinkpads_User

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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Thank you. I was pleased to assist, and good luck going forward. ... Thinkpads_User
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