How to Create a Calendar Item in Outlook from an Inbox Email

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In Brief...

The calendar is the best option for time specific actions vs. tasks that need to get done but have no specific deadline. The following steps show how to add an email message to your calendar.

Instructions

  1. Locate a message in your Inbox.
    Locate Email

  2. Drag and drop the message to the Calendar icon in the navigation pane.
    Calendar

  3. Once the email has been dragged into the calendar, it will open the Calendar window, giving you the opportunity to set the start and end time and date, as well as decide whether this is an appointment or a meeting where you need to use the scheduling feature to invite others.
    Start and End Time and Date

Author: Janie Sullivan

Janie Sullivan, MBA, MAEd, has been teaching adult learners for over 20 years. She has taught online over 15 years, specializing in writing, communications, and small business applications. Janie directs the Center for Writing Excellence where she offers writing, editing, and formatting services for writers. She has been published in several newspapers and magazines as well as multiple online sites. She teaches communication, business strategy, leadership, and management courses. Janie has published a book "Develop and Deliver an Online Class." This is the third book she has written about writing and teaching online. She also has published a novel and an anthology of short stories.

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