Microsoft Outlook uses a lot of icons throughout the program and it's hard to remember what each icon means. Help lists some icons but finding them is a daunting task for many users. On these next pages, you'll find all of the icons and a short description when needed.
|Journaled item. All journaled items have the small clock on the icon, in this example, the task item is journaled.|
|Conflict. A conflict occurred during synchronization with Exchange server or a PDA. Open the message and follow the instructions to resolve.|
|Recurring Appointment. The recurring arrows are also used for Tasks. A slash through the arrows indicates a broken occurrence.|
|Encrypted, Signed, Signed with warnings.|
|Signed and Encrypted|
These icons are used on folders in Outlook 2007.
|"Default" permissions group (Exchange server) has at least Folder Visible permission on the folder. All folders that are shared will have the hand on the folder.|
|The two-way arrow indicates the folder is from a source outside your mailbox and linked to Outlook, such as SharePoint libraries and Internet calendars.|
|SharePoint Discussion library linked to Outlook.|
Outlook 2007 SP2 places a "closed but still loaded" icon in the navigation tray when you click File, Exit or the X button to close Outlook. This icon stays in the tray as long as the outlook.exe file is still loaded after clicking close.
Published May 14, 2011. Last updated on October 25, 2020.