Making an Outlook e-mail into a task attachment

We have previously looked at transforming an Outlook e-mail into a task in our To-Do list and then making that into a Calendar appointment as good time management. When we do that the e-mail is still there as well as being a task.

If we no longer need to keep the e-mail, we can instead move it into our Task folder as an attachment. To do so, right-click on the e-mail in the Inbox, click Move to Folder. The Move Items dialog box will be displayed. Click Tasks and click OK. The Task dialog box for this new task will open with the e-mail as an attachment. Double-clicking on the attachment will open the original e-mail, but it will no longer be in your Inbox. Type in any additional information such as the date by which the task needs to be completed and click Save and Close. The task will be shown on your To-Do Bar and at the bottom of your weekly Calendar view as well as in your Task folder.

To combine several related e-mails into one task, select the related e-mails by holding down the Ctrl key whilst clicking on them in the Inbox, then right-click and click Move to Folder. Follow the rest of the instructions above.

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About jdonbavand

I am a trainer of Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project and Crystal Reports. I have called my blog "If Only I'd Known That...." because I hear it so many times in training sessions. In fact, if only I had a £100 (or 150 Aussie dollars)for every time someone says "If only I'd known that." ....
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