Gmail Adds Follow-up Tags for Outgoing Mail
by Leslie Meredith, TechNewsDaily Senior Writer
March 15 2012 04:18 PM ET
Once you've sent an email that requires a response, it's easy to lose track of it. Off it goes to your sent folder. Days later, you may remember that you never heard back. The engineers at Gmail have a handy solution.
Starting today (March 15), Gmailers can tag important emails with a star or add a label before hitting send. The system will be familiar to most Gmail users because it's something you can already do with incoming messages.
Here's how it works:
While composing an email, use the new "label" button to open a dropdown menu that offers organizers. You can select a standard label such as "work" or "personal," choose a label that you have previously created for incoming mail that Gmail has brought over for you, create a new one or simply add a star as a reminder to follow up.
Later, you can select "starred" or a specific label under your inbox choices to see important messages that have not gotten a response.
Your recipients won't see you've marked messages (though perhaps they should). The labels will only appear when you view email listings in your inbox — starred, by label or all emails you've sent.