Use your Tasks folder to keep track of things that you need to do but don’t necessarily want to put on your calendar.
In addition to tasks that you create, any message that you flag will appear in the Tasks folder.
Note Tasks may not be available to you depending on your organization’s settings.
By default, you read and create tasks in the reading pane, but that isn’t always what you need. Sometimes you need to be able to view or edit a task in a separate window.
When you’re creating a new task or editing an existing one, you can pop it out into a new window by clicking the pop out icon in the upper corner of the message.
To open a task that you’re viewing in a separate window, click the extended menu icon and select open in separate window.
Tasks includes tasks that you’ve created and messages that have been flagged.
To create a new task, click new task. This will open a simple task form in the reading pane.
If you want to have more details, click show more details.
When you’re done, click Save to save your changes or Discard to cancel.
To edit a task, select it in the list view, and then click Edit in the reading pane. When you’re done, click Save to save your changes or Discard to cancel.
Flagged messages will appear just as they would if you were viewing your Mail. You can respond to them from within Tasks. You can change their flag status by right-clicking the flag in the Task list and then clicking the value you want.
When you edit a task, you can click the More menu to see more things you can do. Click it to see options to delete, add a category, or mark the task as complete.