Originally published at: http://www.howtogeek.com/173308/how-to-create-a-task-from-an-email-message-in-outlook-2013/
If you need to do something related to an email message you received, you can easily create a task from the message in Outlook. A task can be created that contains all the content of the message without requiring you to re-enter the information.
You may also want to check out my blog post for a view as to how to do this automatically with some simple macros.
I am using the process of creating a task from an email message in Outlook 2013, however, the new task stays as a window on my bottom task bar and won't automatically open. How do I fix this?
i'd much rather be able to drag to the Daily Task List in Calendar and automatically create the task and set the due date.