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Recipient of an Assigned Task Cannot Open Task

Posted on 2006-11-14
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I'm using Outlook 2K3.  When I assign a task to someone, or when one is assigned to me, the recipient cannot open the task and accept it.  It won't open at all and will not be placed in the recipients task list.  When trying to open, it only changes from unread to read.  Any help would be appreciated.
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by:Karen Falandays
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Hi tbrister, stupid question: are you only assigning to people on your exchange server. Try testing with other people as well. Have user assign a task to you
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I'm not using Exchange at all.  All tasks are being sent and received via a pop3 mail server.  It seems I've looked at ever possible setting to no avail.  I used this function in Outlook XP w/ no problems.  But since migrating to Office 2K3, it not longer works.
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by:tbrister
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Any help on this would be greatly appreciated.
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Karen Falandays earned 500 total points
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Hi tbrister, I am sorry to say that this cannot be done without an exchange server, and you weren't able to do this with XP either .

I have tested this from Pop3 to exchange and from exchange to pop3. If the recipient of the task is on an exchange server, it will allow them to accept and update the task. THe owner will receive the updated emails, but it doesn't update the actual task.

From pop3 to pop3 there won't even be an option to accept the assigned task

Tell me more about your needs and maybe I can suggest an alternate solution
Does that help at all?
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by:tbrister
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Yes, it helps.  Looks like I'll be going to Exchange.  Thanks for taking time to update.
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