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Mails in outlook have a relevance-field that can be displayed as a column in the inbox. How do one set it?

Edit: More precisely, how are the values of custom e-mail-fields changed through the outlook 2007 gui? Here relevance and a custom field 'Score' is shown in my inbox, but all emails have blank values. The header-bar in my inbox, with Relevance and my custom scrore-field displayed.

The context-menu of emails give access to "Message Options...". I was hoping the custom fields would be available there.

Message options only contains the standard fields.

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I cant find relevance in Outlook 2007. Which version are you using? Perhaps post a screenshot.. –  tumchaaditya Jun 21 '12 at 9:32
    
Oops, I don't have enough rep to post images now. I was trying to upload the headers of my inbox in outlook 2007 with relevance displayed. –  Grastveit Jun 22 '12 at 7:38
    
@Grastveit Upload the image to some hosting, add a link to the image to your post. Somebody with enough rep will edit your post and inline the the image. (meanwhile, +1) –  Nick Alexeev Jun 22 '12 at 21:58
    
Now you can post the images just do it and let us see what we can do. –  avirk Jun 23 '12 at 16:24
    
@avirk and Nick: Thanks, screenshots added –  Grastveit Jun 26 '12 at 9:17

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I've looked at the MSDN documentation for AppointmentItem, TaskItem, ContactItem and MailItem and there is nothing in there that references a Relevance property.

On that basis I can only assume it's either a custom field or something partially implemented by Microsoft (that doesn't do anything).

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Similar to @wizlog, here are instructions on the MSDN site on creating custom fields (Outlook 2003): http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa204247(v=office.11).aspx

However, the only fields I see as default are: Priority, Attachement, Flag, From, Subject, Received, Account, Size, Sent, To, Watch/Ignore

Would any of those help your sorting requirements?

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I had also had the relevance field as default. Following the msdn-instructions I created a new field as well. However I still cannot edit the field-value through the gui. Is it only available programmatically? –  Grastveit Jun 22 '12 at 7:48
    
The other fields are either read-only (cannot be set on mails I recieve) or have other uses (flag and category). –  Grastveit Jun 24 '12 at 7:54
    
@Grastveit: What language is "innboks"? –  wizlog Jun 25 '12 at 17:55
    
@wizlog: Norwegian –  Grastveit Jun 26 '12 at 9:00

I'm not really sure I know about any "relevance column"... However, I did stumble across a (three part) guide to setting up custom fields in Outlook.

If you think something like this is relevant to what your trying to do (and you aren't able to understand the steps it describes), post a comment (or edit your question), and I'll edit my answer to explain exactly what you need to do to make it work.

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