The situation

I have recently set up a few rules in outlook. However, I got stuck when trying to find a way to get items in my todo list automatically when I send mails.

I am doing this because I want to organize all my tasks in 1 place, and 'waiting/following up' is also a common task.

What have I tried

I tried basically all rules that seemed remotely relevant. I believe that I managed to create a task, but it did not show up on my todo list. Searching online I did not manage to find anything helpfull either.

My workaround now is to use a rule that places a copy the relevant messages (based on a keyword that occurs in the mail) in a special folder. Afterwards I flag them manually, and then they appear in my todo list. However, I don't like this solution because of the manual intervention that is required.

The question

How can I automatically create an item in the todo list when I send certain emails?

If possible, I would prefer a point-and-click solution over a customized VBA macro. A solution that would not need to create multiple instances of the mail would be a plus, but is not required.

  • VBA is the way to go, see this question/answer over on SO for a hint/starting point: Is there any way to add a specific category and flag an email in VBA? – Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 May 26 '14 at 20:15
  • If there was a "point-and-click solution", you would already be using it. Correct? I agree with techie007, VBA is the way to go. – CharlieRB May 27 '14 at 0:06
  • Isn't flagging the email doing exactly that? Adding it to the to-do bar? – Raystafarian May 27 '14 at 1:00
  • @Raystafarian Yes, I think so, but I have been unable to find a way to create flags automatically when sending outgoing mails that show up in the todo bar. – Dennis Jaheruddin May 27 '14 at 8:48

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