How To Pin An Email In Outlook (Quick Guide)

Managing a busy inbox can sometimes feel like a daunting task, with important emails getting lost in the chaos of incoming messages. Pinning the email can be a great way to fix the problem.

In this article, we will guide you through the simple process of pinning a message in Outlook, enabling you to stay organized and efficiently manage your email communication.

Steps to Pin (Flag) an Email in Outlook

Unfortunately, the pin option is not available any more on Outlook. The good news is you can make use of the “Flag” instead of this. Here are the exact steps you need to follow to pin an email in Outlook:

Locate the Message

Open Outlook and navigate to your inbox. Look for the message that you wish to pin. Hover your cursor over the message in the message list, and you will see a set of options appear.

Flag the Message

Among the options presented, locate and click on the “Flag” option. A flag icon usually represents it. By selecting this option, you are indicating that you want to keep this particular message at the top of your inbox.

Checking the Messages

Note that the email will not automatically occur at the top of the list like the previous Pin option. Instead, you will need to filter them by pressing Filter > Flagged Mail.

Unflagging the Message

If you no longer need the message to be pinned, simply hover over the pinned message again and click the Flag icon to unflag it.


Take control of your email management by leveraging the pinning feature in Outlook. By keeping important messages easily accessible, you’ll streamline your workflow and reduce the chances of missing critical information buried deep in your inbox. Stay organized, stay efficient, and make the most out of Microsoft Outlook’s pinning feature today!