Turn a message into a task

  1. Drag the message that you want to convert to a task to the Tasks Icon image 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.

  1. On the Task or Details tab in the task window that opens, select the options you want.


You can change any type of item (item: An item is the basic element that holds information in Outlook (similar to a file in other programs). Items include e-mail messages, appointments, contacts, tasks, journal entries, notes, posted items, and documents.) into another type of item by dragging it to the appropriate folder button in the Navigation Pane. For example, to convert a contact to a task — an action that assigns a task to the contact — drag the contact from your Contacts folder to the Tasks button in the Navigation Pane.

Applies to:
Outlook 2003