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There are two methods of retrieving tagged items:

Clicking on the tag

Click on the tag on the left listing under 'Tags'. Depending on which component you are currently in (e.g., Mail, Contacts, Calendar), the system will display the corresponding items that have that particular tag assigned to them.

Highlight Tagged Messages 

There is also the option to highlight messages based on the assigned tag colour. To enable this:

  1. Go to Preferences and select Mail from the left menu.
  2. Near the bottom of the section labelled Displaying Messages, click to select the checkbox labelled "Set colour of messages and conversations according to tag colour".

Click and drag a tag onto a message or conversation to assign it a tag. Note that if multiple tags are placed on the same message or conversation, it will no longer highlight.

You can also choose to automate this feature by setting up a filter to assign tags.

Advanced Search

You can also use the Advanced Search (located at the top of the page) and choose the Tags parameter, which will also allow searching for multiple tags.

1. Click on the magnifying glass icon to open a new search window.

2. In the left panel, you can specify a tag in your search among other options.