Using Focus Inbox on Outlook Desktop Application

If you are using Outlook on the Web pleasesee Turn Focused Inbox On in Outlook on the Web

Note: Focused Inbox is On by default.

For Windows

Turn Focused Inbox Off

  1. In Outlook, select the View tab.
  2. Select Show Focused Inbox.
  3. The Focused and Other tabs will disappear from the top of your mailbox.

    Focus Inbox on Outlook Desktop Application

Note: If you don't see the button, your version of Outlook might not include this feature. Microsoft often releases new features to members of the Insiders program first. After that, they release them via updates to your Office programs. You can always check for updates by selecting File > Office Account > Update Options > Update Now.

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More information available at Microsoft - Turn Focused Inbox Off in Outlook.

Turn Focused Inbox On

  1. In Outlook, select the View tab.
  2. Select Show Focused Inbox.
  3. The Focused and Other tabs will appear at the top of your mailbox. You’ll be informed about email flowing to Other, and you can switch between tabs any time to take a quick look.

    Focus Inbox on Outlook Desktop Application

Note: If you don't see the button, your version of Outlook might not include this feature. Microsoft often releases new features to members of the Insiders program first. After that, they release them via updates to your Office programs. You can always check for updates by selecting File > Office Account > Update Options > Update Now.

Need more help?

More information available at Microsoft - Focused Inbox for Outlook.

Change how your Messages get Organized

  1. From your inbox, select the Focused or Other tab, and then right-click the message you want to move.
  2. If moving a single message from Focused to Other, choose Move to Other inbox. Choose Always move to Other inbox if you want all future messages from the sender to be delivered to the Other tab. If moving a single message from Other to Focused, choose Move to Focused inbox. Choose Always move to Focused inbox if you want all future messages from the sender to be delivered to the Focused tab.

    Changing how you organize messages in the Outlook Desktop App

For Mac

Turn Focused Inbox Off

  1. In the Organize tab, select Focused inbox.
  2. The Focused and Other tabs will disappear from the top of your mailbox.

    Focused Inboxes on Outlook Desktop App Mac

Note: If you don't see the button, your version of Outlook might not include this feature. Microsoft often releases new features to members of the Insiders program first. After that, they release them via updates to your Office programs. You can always check for updates by selecting File > Office Account > Update Options > Update Now.

Need more help?

More information available at Microsoft - Turn Focused Inbox Off in Outlook.

Turn Focused Inbox On

  1. Open Outlook for Mac.
  2. In the Organize tab, select Focused inbox.

    Focused Inboxes on Outlook Desktop App Mac

  3. The Focused and Other tabs will appear at the top of your inbox. You’ll be informed about email flowing to Other, and you can switch between tabs any time to take a quick look. Tip: You can set the badge count—the count of unread mail—to include only the messages in the Focused list. See Outlook > Preferences > Notifications and Sounds > Badge count to adjust this setting.

Need more help?

More information available at Microsoft - Focused Inbox for Outlook.

Change how your Messages get Organized

  1. From your inbox, select the Focused tab, and then select the message you want to move.
  2. Select Message > Move to Other if you want only the selected message moved. Choose Message > Always Move to Other if you want all future messages from the sender to be delivered to the Other tab. Select Message >Move to Focused if you want only the selected message moved. Choose Message > Always Move to Focused if you want all future messages from the sender to be delivered to the Focused tab.

    Change how your messages get organized Mac

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Article ID: 751
Created
Fri 7/19/19 5:35 PM
Modified
Thu 7/16/20 1:34 PM