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How to set default importance level for Outlook items?

Author: Amanda Li Last Modified: 2022-06-29

When you send an email in Outlook, its importance level by default is normal. Now, let’s say you have an email account that only sends important messages or meetings in Outlook. Which means each time you create a message, meeting, task, etc., you have to manually set its importance level as high. In this article, I will show you how to change the default setting for the importance level of Outlook items as you need.

1. In your Outlook, click File > Options.

2. Click the Mail tab. And scroll down to the Send messages section.

3. Click the drop-down arrow beside the Default Importance level, select High or Low.

4. Click OK. Now each time you create a new message or meeting, or reply to a message, its level of importance by default is set to High or Low.

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