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Setting a reminder for a "Google mail" email

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Is there a nice hack or plugin for Google mail (web version / Chrome) that will enable me to setup a reminder for an email that needs to be action and linked to a calander somehow?  

For example, in Outlook (which we no longer use on our corporate desktop PCs), I use to be able to drag an email to a calendar and set a date to remind me of the email and it would pop up at the time required.  It might not be possible but just wanted to check if some smart person here knows how to do this (without some complicated suggestion of using Outlook etc which is not an option for me).

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there are reminders in Google calendar
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/reminders-make-google-calendar-incredible-list/

You can also try:
You can add reminders for yourself that show up right in your inbox. Your reminder will even help you get things done by including relevant info like phone numbers and links.

1.Open Inbox.
2.Go to the Create button .
3.Select Reminder .
4.Type in your reminder or choose a suggestion that comes up as you type.
5.If you want to be reminded at a certain time or place, click Snooze
6.Click Save.

Your new reminder will be pinned in your inbox Pinned. Or if you set your reminder for later, you'll find it in Snoozed in the main menu Main menu until it's time to come back to your inbox.
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If you're looking to set a task on your gmail calendar based on an email, follow the instructions here.

http://email.about.com/od/gmailtips/qt/task_from_email.htm
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xtermie,
I'm not following you - this is gmail web version we are talking about right?
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You can do this from your Inbox too:
1. Open your email thread
2. Select 'More actions' > 'Add to tasks' (or Create Event)
3. It'll then populate under your task list
4. You can then assign it a due date
5. Will appear as a Task in calendar on that due date (or an event depending on 2)
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Im not following when you say "open inbox".  When I login to gmail inbox is already open and the preview screen is at the bottom.  There is no create button, only a compose button and that composes an email.  

The More actions command I already use, however it is not available for some reason for all emails.  Only selective emails, so i dont understand the gmail logic.
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Ok, I mean ensure you are viewing your inbox and not something else, i.e. Contacts
Then OPEN the email you want to create a reminder for
See this image
example
That s the Create button I mention.
I tried this on my gmail account and it works
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Yes, but as I mentioned, the create event option in the More menu, is not available for every email for some reason, hence my point about not understanding the gmail logic.  Try it on a few more emails, see if it always shows for you?

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The question has not been resolved as I replied last.
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