- Drag the message that you want to convert to a task to the Tasks button in the Navigation Pane (Navigation Pane: The column on the left side of the Outlook window that includes panes such as Shortcuts or Mail and the shortcuts or folders within each pane. Click a folder to show the items in the folder.).
Note If the message has an attachment that you want to include in the task, you must drag the attachment separately from the message to the task.
- On the Task or Details tab in the task window that opens, select the options you want.