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Contacts and tasks

Create tasks and a to-do list

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Creating tasks builds a to-do list in Outlook to help you stay organized.

  1. Select  Tasks button Tasks in the navigation pane and choose New Task.

  2. Add a subject, date, and priority.

  3. Select the Reminder checkbox if you'd like to set a reminder.

  4. Select Save & Close.

From anywhere in Outlook, hover over the Tasks icon to see your to-do list. Select any task to open it.

Tip: If an email needs to be a Task, select and drag it to the Tasks icon.

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Create a task

Assign and track tasks

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