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.
Agree, email marked as task must show up, just as it does in desktop Outlook Tasks
We use Outlook desktop both 2013 and 2016 in our business. Having the to do tasks synced with outlook tasks is very important for our users.
Agree - this is the top priority. It needs to:
- be able to link back to the original email and attachments
- work in both Outlook desktop and Outlook 365
This is a must!!
Clay LaSalle commented
Definitely need this added to the Navigation plane options for Outlook Suites, OFC 365, etc.
This is a must!!!
function needed. otherwise it is again a nice to-do-tool from microsoft (same as sharepoint tasks, planner, teams...) where one important part is missing.
Totally agree! This option would be great
Katherine Moss commented
I use this feature in the desktop version of Outlook to create a task from an e-mail. Great way to triage emails.
yes please flag emails into the to do
i love the to-do interface - but so much comes from emails - i need to be able to integrate outlook or mail with to-do
Ed Boyd commented
MS ToDo and the Task/To do Outlook list
One of the most upside down concepts to master is the difference between Tasks and To do's. It has been further compounded by it's interaction with the new TODO program. First: Read this from searching...
"An item is added to the To-Do list when you add this flag Imageto an email in your inbox. We know how easily emails can get lost in our inbox, so it can be helpful to add a flag to an email that requires a response, or has an action item within the message. As a follow-up to the flag, the email is also added to the To-Do List in the Tasks tab.
Also within the Tasks tab is Tasks. Tasks are items you create from scratch. They are not tied to an email message and you can add important details to your task. In the new task window, you can add details such as a start date, due date, reminder, and priority. You are also able to assign tasks to others to add to their task list, integrate your task list with OneNote, and send a status report update."
To me that is backwards! ...I'll let that ride for a minute.
Next, I was told that all tasks that were in Outlook will sync and appear in the folder "To Do" in the TODO program. (Have we got enough to do's?) Since "Tasks" are defined as items created from scratch and To Do's (in Outlook) are flagged items, why is Task set up to sync with TODO program and not the To Do list in Outlook. MY LOGIC: If we submit items from scratch and we use the TODO program, then we are most likely to create those scratch items IN THE TODO program. One probably won't be redundant and have two lists...one in Outlook and one in TODO. Given that, then why not have the syncing between folders that have flagged items. The To Do list in Outlook and the To Do folder in TODO. Those flagged items come into Outlook as to do's and will populate in the TODO program. That now covers all items whether they are messages or to do items. In other words I post all my tasks from scratch in the TODO program and I get my flagged messages synced to the TODO program if MS changes the list to sync from Tasks to To do's. Right now we don't get flagged messages in the new TODO program. Sorry this took this long to pop out but it is complicated to explain but easy to use.
I would want that too
Eduardo Drechmer commented
I would like to create tasks from incoming emails in Office 365 Outlook.
Vitor Veloso commented
Plug-in for Microsoft Outlook or/and Skype For Bussiness
Not only sync .. but merge with outlook.com
Alan Capps commented
Synchronize with outlook
Lisa Hering commented
The ability to open my outlook and plan my whole day from my phone is why I purchased office 365 subscription and added the the related apps to my phone, only to find out that tasks are no longer available as part of outlook mobile.
Being able to seamlessly integrate data (email and notes) with actions (tasks) on a particular day (calendar) across mobile and desktop devices is the point of paying for a Microsoft solution over freeware and/or individual apps. Please help bring back these features on mobile devices.
R Tse commented
Agreed. To-do list and calendar must sync both ways in real time for either to be useful.