Event when creating task from mailitem

GuyCarnegie

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Outlook version
Outlook 2019 64-bit
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Office 365 Exchange
I'm dragging mailitems from my inbox to the tasks icon in bottom left of outlook window. I need the task I create to contain either the attachments from the original mailitem, or a link to the original mailitem.

No point me creating a task from a mail item only to have to go searching for the original mailitem to get the details/reference material.

Obviously, to do this, I need to trigger an event when the task is created and be able to reference the mailitem it was created from. Any ideas how to achieve this?

thanks
Guy
 

Diane Poremsky

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Outlook version
Outlook 2016 32 bit
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Office 365 Exchange
Right-click and drag should give you the option to add as attachment.... but if you don't need to drag and can use a macro - you can select the message, click a button and create the task.

I have a macro that copies the body with formatting - attaching the message is optional.


Create a task when you flag a message -
Create a Task when a Message is Flagged

That doesn't do the pretty body, but can add the message as an attachment. Adding a link is not hard but it will only work if you don't move the message after you create the link. (It's a good idea for a sample macro tho,)
 

GuyCarnegie

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Outlook version
Outlook 2019 64-bit
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Office 365 Exchange
Thanks Diane. Some great ideas there. Will try that.

Really appreciate it.
 
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