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Get out of your Inbox with Outlook 2007

Message, image representing Calendar, Task, Contacts

Even if an e-mail message doesn't require a direct response, the information in the message may still cause you to:

  • Store contact information
  • Create a task
  • Set up a meeting

You can get started with each action by simply dragging the message to the appropriate button on the Navigation Pane. While this functionality isn't new to Outlook 2007, it's a handy way to see how messages in Outlook can have uses beyond e-mail.

Note that dragging creates a new item, and doesn't get the message out of your Inbox. It's up to you to delete it if you don't need it anymore.

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