Provide an option to attach an email directly to a task in Microsoft Outlook 2016
Provide an option to attach an email directly to a task in Microsoft Outlook 2016 for easy tracking.
So you can provide the option to forward an e-mail as a task with attachments. This will allow managers to disperse tasks from e-mail requests from clients. Without the need to retype a new task.
Martin Brown (personal) commented
Ignoring the assigning tasks thing, this would be handing for my own tasks. Currently you can flag emails and they appear as a task, but then you may not remember why you flagged it. I'd like to be able to add some text to the task that is created when you flag an email. Also a single email may contain multiple tasks and simply flagging it doesn't really reflect that one to many relationship.
This would be a very helpful feature for me. It would eliminate the time I currently spend summarizing emails into one task item to bring up in the next team meeting.
It would be equally helpful if I could attach email conversations to meeting invitations so that the participants can review them before coming to the meeting to discuss action items.
Dan O'Connell commented
I would like to be able to generate tasks in my to do list from emails.
Once a task is created, people often have subsequent emails related to that task before it is complete. It would make an enormous amount of sense to be able to send those emails to the task, from the email, and at the end, the task would have all the associated emails attached to it. Is this possible to create?
Lieuwe Smit commented
Add tasks in an email and meeting invitation. When ever you re-open an email or meeting you can see actual status of every task you made. This makes meetings and email conversations a lot more effective.
This also helps clients and suppliers to see the status without having to call or send additional emails to get information on latest status. You should even be able to use it as a workflow for projects.
John Shetler commented
Provide the option to forward an e-mail as a task with attachments. This will allow managers to disperse tasks from e-mail requests from clients. Without the need to retype a new task.
Luis Cifuentes commented
Not a lot of votes, but definitely a needed functionality.
As a user I want to be able to attach an email from my inbox directly to an existing task so I don't have to make so many clicks navigating out of inbox into task view and then having to look through items to attach outlook item.
Roberto Haig commented
I would love to have this functionality!!
I work like Erica and had no problems until this latest update. Now all the emails that I moved to tasks will not open. I get a permissions error. Not happy.
I create tasks of all my emails that cant be answered straight away.
I then open the task to act on the email e.g. I email a questions to my collegue.
When she replies with a long answer I would like to in a quick way attach her email to the existing task so that when I have time to work on it I can see the original email as well as her reponce