I bet most Outlook tasks are created as a result of email conversations. However, although there are tricks or macro scripts that can make tasks from emails, Outlook doesn’t offer a straight forward, “single click” method to create a task from email messages. You can flag an email so it gets listed as a To-Do item in your Outlook Tasks -> To-Do List window, but you can’t make a regular task item, with start and due dates, that can be assigned to someone else in your organization.
This article shows how to easily create a task from email in Outlook, using the Bells & Whistles productivity add-in for Outlook.
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