Want to win a PS4? Go Premium and enter to win our High-Tech Treats giveaway. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

Setting a task reminder in outlook

Posted on 2002-06-17
7
Medium Priority
?
308 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-08
In Office XP Outlook, when I select and email and use the FOLLOW UP command on the right menu button, and set a date for a time in the future, is there anyway that same reminder can appear in the "to do tasks list" in outlook?

It would be so much easier to look at the tasks and see which emails need following up rather than just looking for flagged emails.

Also, when I import a *.pst database outlook folder, it does not appear to import the flagged information or the special filter like colour coding emails from certain individuals.  Whys what>
0
Comment
Question by:ey143
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
  • 3
7 Comments
 
LVL 15

Accepted Solution

by:
dbase118 earned 400 total points
ID: 7084751
One method is to drag your flagged email directly to your task folder or icon. Im not sure if this will automatically convert the flag to a due date though.

Give it a try!
0
 
LVL 23

Expert Comment

by:slink9
ID: 7088072
If it works the same as OL2k it will open a new task with the email in the body and let you set the dates.
0
 
LVL 15

Expert Comment

by:dbase118
ID: 7088205
Actually I just tested it and mine carried the flag and automatically put it in as the due date. Pretty cool, don't think I had ever noticed that before.
0
Free Backup Tool for VMware and Hyper-V

Restore full virtual machine or individual guest files from 19 common file systems directly from the backup file. Schedule VM backups with PowerShell scripts. Set desired time, lean back and let the script to notify you via email upon completion.  

 

Author Comment

by:ey143
ID: 7091091
dbase, nice trick accept that when the reminder pops back up, how do you then read the email which now appears as an icon?  Double clicking on the icon which appears in the reminder window does not release the content of that mail.
0
 
LVL 15

Expert Comment

by:dbase118
ID: 7091504
Hmmm...

I have 2000 and the content of my messge appeared as the body of the task when I dragged it over. Dont have XP but I will see what I can find out tomorrow when I get to work.
0
 

Author Comment

by:ey143
ID: 7309047
any update at all?
0
 

Author Comment

by:ey143
ID: 7316761
doesnt really show up in the tasks but will do I suppose. Thx!
0

Featured Post

Tech or Treat! - Giveaway

Submit an article about your scariest tech experience—and the solution—and you’ll be automatically entered to win one of 4 fantastic tech gadgets.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This article lists the top 5 free OST to PST Converter Tools. These tools save a lot of time for users when they want to convert OST to PST after their exchange server is no longer available or some other critical issue with exchange server or impor…
The core idea of this article is to make you acquainted with the best way in which you can export Exchange mailbox to PST format.
CodeTwo Sync for iCloud (http://www.codetwo.com/sync-for-icloud?sts=6554) automatically synchronizes your Outlook 2016, 2013, 2010 or 2007 folders with iCloud folders available via iCloud Control Panel. This lets you automatically sync them with…
This is my first video review of Microsoft Bookings, I will be doing a part two with a bit more information, but wanted to get this out to you folks.

604 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question