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Microsoft Outlook 2007

Start in a Different Folder

SUMMARY: Startup Outlook 2007 in a different e-mail folder instead of your Inbox.

Depending on your needs, you can configure Microsoft Outlook 2007 to start in a different folder than your e-mail Inbox. For example, you may have a filter setup to sort e-mail from your boss in a high-priority folder that should be read first.

1. Select "Tools" - "Options".

2. The "Options" multi-tabbed dialog box appears. Click the "Other" tab.

3. Underneath "General", click the "Advanced Options" button.

Accessing Outlook 2007's Advanced Options

4. The "Advanced Options" dialog box appears. Next to "Startup in this folder", click the "Browse" button.

Outlook 2007 Advanced Options - Browse

5. A list of folders appears. Click your desired startup folder, then click "OK" on the dialog boxes to close them.

Choosing a different startup folder in Outlook 2007

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