I always used to flag emails for the followup in outlook for later in the day. I try to finish all the task in task list before end of the before they get overdue and turn red.

From past 2-3 days, I am not sure what changed, when I am marking any mails to follow up, it is turning red in a minute or so.

  • @fixer1234 Thanks for making it right. :)
    – tollboy
    May 16, 2019 at 8:51

2 Answers 2


The more you click the flag, it will change features of the flag, ie due dates, today, tomorrow, next week... Also if its a group email others can click the flags too, and whomever sent it can also adjust the flag, but you can re-adjust it...

  • I am clicking on the flag once only, first it comes to my task lists then within just minutes it turns ovrdue. Which is annoying.
    – tollboy
    May 4, 2019 at 3:24
  • Have you checked the due date of these tasks?
    – Perry
    May 6, 2019 at 3:11
  • @Perry I checked the due date of the tasks, it is getting changed to previous day automatically. When I am marking email for today for few seconds it shows that it is due today, then automatically it is getting due for yesterday.
    – tollboy
    May 16, 2019 at 5:06

I found the fix for this issue, it i something to do with the Microsoft TODO app.

ALL you need to do is:

  • Install Microsoft todo app from app store

  • Connect it with your account office/home

  • Go to settings of the app -> Connections

  • Uncheck flagged email.

  • It will ask that the messages will be deleted say yes(It wont delete the actual email)

  • Voila issue is fixed!!

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