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    Send an email and create a task (2k SP3)

    Hi all,

    I'd like to be able to send an email and create a task simultaneously, where the task created is due three days hence, and the subject of the task is to remind me to follow up with the person named in the to: box of the email.

    Any ideas?
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    Re: Send an email and create a task (2k SP3)

    In 2002 it can be done via a mail rule (Rules Wizard)
    Build a new rule to view sent mails, set some conditions, and ask it to "Flag message for Action in a number of days" - not quite a task - but certainly sets up a reminder. Again in 2002 it would be done with a custome script (I don't think 2000 has that).

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    Re: Send an email and create a task (2k SP3)

    Thanks Andrew.

    The problem I see with the rule to "Flag message for Action in a number of days" is that if the message is filed away in a folder, the flag won't trigger a reminder. Hence, the need for a task.

    Any other ideas?

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    Re: Send an email and create a task (2k SP3)

    The reminder will fire if you install Ken Slovak's Extended Reminders, which, sadly, is not a free product.

    Another alternative is to drag the message to the Task Folder where a blank Task will be created, to which you must set all necessary fields your require, including Reminder Date and Time.
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    Re: Send an email and create a task (2k SP3)

    Any way to do what I want in a macro?

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    Re: Send an email and create a task (2k SP3)

    <P ID="edit" class=small>(Edited by JohnBF on 05-May-04 07:55. )</P>You could probably write a Class Module to create an ItemAdd Event and an Event handler which uses the ItemAdd Event to create a Message from a Task. (Creating a Task from a Message would be more difficult.) Search Slipstick and Outlook Code for something that fits.
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