Outlook Mail Integration
Having a quick way to convert emails in Outlook to tasks that show up in Microsoft To-Do.
If you have enabled the ‘Flagged email’ option from settings in To Do, then any email you flag in Outlook will show up under the ‘Flagged email’ smartlist.
From the Outlook web app, you can create a task out of an email by right-clicking —> Advanced actions —> Create task. You can also select a message in the body of an email and create a task out of it.
Bob G. commented
Flagged email from Outlook client on PC takes to long to sync to TO DO client on PC.
Piyush Arora commented
Anyway I can flag a mail on Outlook Mobile app and the flagged mail is visible on to do app??
I would like the option to open up flagged items in the outlook desktop app and not always taken to the online version. This would be amazing if we can do this.
Martin Walter commented
Just a simply Option to chooce witch email client i want to use be opeing flagged emails
Outlook online, outlook App, or the real Office outlook.
All i need
The fact that I can't flag my emails from my gmail account and have them turned into tasks in MS To Do is ridiculous. It's the reason I won't be using Outlook anymore. Also, requiring a PoP account to use Categories...? Is this 1991? Who uses PoP!?!
terri stone commented
If I understand this correctly , u can do this. I use regularly.
Just setup a “quick step” so when ur in an email you select the quickstep u setup and it will take the email and make it a task.
But I must not be understanding the request because the developer who responded should of know this!
Dean Crofts commented
why do categories used in outlook not match lists in to do? currently it is a 2 step process of categorising tasks if we want to use outlook on the web and microsoft to-do - more integration required ala outlook desktop - the interface of outlook desktop is looking very dated though!
Loveneet Singh commented
I would like to get an email to my configurable when the reminder is fulfilled. the flag emails comes with unneccesary info that must be ommited and it's too much time for a busy person. Though I mostly like to work in Outlook desktop version when i open an email and not the online version.
masood awan commented
It should be possible to open a flagged email in the desktop application.
I have 5 different E-Mail Inboxes in my Outlook. It would be nice to be able to choose the account I want to use for the To Do. The default is my outlook adress and I want to be able to integrate my work/study email.
1) Ability to move emails to a task.
Often a lot of correspondence is required before the task is completed, and it always takes some time to get a response to your previous email.
With this feature, the inbox would be tidy and all emails related to a task are available together and sorted chronologically. Also very good for a review after the task is finished. Indexing for later search would be useful as well.
2) Task description with sequential number
Possibility to add a sequential number (Task-ID) to the task description.
MS To Do Task is Overdue commented
Wow - 1129 comments at present date Feb 21 and 12.4k people voting to have this accomplished. What is taking so long for a corporation like this to fully intergrade their software packages? Especially an organisational tool that's meant to make it easier to organise your time but it makes it harder... the irony - one would think microsoft is looking out for your money not your personal interests...
Not sure if this was already suggested here, but it would be super useful if "Open in Outlook" option would actually open that email in Outlook desktop app (and *not* in Outlook web app in the browser -- or at least to have the option to choose one or the other)
One of the main workflows people like to track is:
1/ reminder emails after XYZ time/ date after sending an email. I should be able to see my list of emails in a list in ToDo, sort by To, From, Subject, Sent/ Received date (automatic metadata associated with these task items)
2/ Ability to click a link to load the specific email that was flagged (via OWA or Outlook client)
3/ Ability to drop in a specific list at the time of flagging the email
4/ Better aligned and integrated services - don’t want the Remind_me feature in Outlook iOS to be wholly separate from integration with ToDo. These functions should work together and not act standalone when they offer such similar functionality.
Remind time seems to not be synchronize.
Mohamed Emam commented
Create task in outlook desktop needs to be created as task in todo with link to the email. Basic but very important feature missing
Please allow more than 30 days history. I often flag emails with tasks coming in the next month, so I cannot forget them. It is ok to show only the urgent 100 emails, but not to skip mails which were flagged earlier.
Cannot get this email system to work right.
When flagged mail is added to To Do, I’d like to put a task-like action-oriented title on it, rather than relying on the sender’s likely-inadequate email subject line. I need to be able to quickly scan a list to determine what actions I need to take, rather than having to open and re-read the emails. Huge time saver would be an action title feature. Thank you.