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How create an Outlook task from an email along with the attachment

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In Outlook, when creating a task from an email I drag the email from the mail folder to the tasks folder, then save the message. This works fine, however if the email contains an attachment, the attachment is never carried over with the task. The task just has the text but never the attachment.

How can I carry over the attachment or is there a configure options to permit this?
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I don't know of any settings that controls this.  I believe it is behavior by design.  There are a couple of workarounds.  First, after creating the task you can attach the original message.  To do that, click Insert->Item, then browse to the folder containing the source email and select it.  Second, this is easily done with a bit of code.  In addition to being more straightforward, i.e. not having to browse to and attach the source item, it allows for additional customization of the resulting task item.  Things like filling the subject in, setting the due date to be x days in the future, etc.
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