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Add an Action to allow category to be set on an email

It would be great if there was a way to add categories to an email through Flow.  The scenario I'm thinking of would be emails from specific domains get flagged with a specific category to make it easy to add flags like "Top Customer" or "Important Partner" or "Personal" based on the domain or other criteria that could be set as part of the flow.

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Advocate I

This is one of my most common client rules.

Not applicable

Yep - this would be very good to have.  I have a Flow that adds a row to an Excel sheet every time a message comes in to a shared mailbox.  These messages are categorized by subject sometime after arrival (manually, by someone else).  If Flow could register that categorization and insert the Excel row at the time of categorization, that would be lovely - since I need to do analyses on the categorized messages.


New Member

Yes very interesting. I would like a feed to create Team Planner tasks based on the assignment of a category

New Member

Agreed, we have a real problem where we cant specify the date of a task created from an email other than very limited choices, a trigger on category assignment would be ideal


Not applicable

Lack of this feature is preventing me from migrating from gmail to - we heavily use gmail labels that are automatically added when emails arrive...AFIK outlook categories are the only way to do this, but flow doesn't support them.

Advocate IV

WOuld be useful too if the addition of a category to an Office 365 could be acted upon, or at least read so that a condition could be based on it.

Frequent Visitor



With Search Folders only avaiable in Outlook Desktop, and MOVING email with a rule is removes items from INBOX.  And managing rules for categories, is limited.  Not having this in flow seems to be an oversite.



New Member
Very desired feature for me as well... To be able to set categories via flow or to trigger a flow based on category
Regular Visitor

Need this.

New Member

Definitely necessary.  Does anyone have any workarounds to this?  I was going to use a keyword in the subject, but that just clutters my calendar.   Is there a way to have Outlook apply a rule based on the category to add text to the body?  If so I could trigger off that text.