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    RE: Five ways to add a note to an Outlook email message

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    by Neo-X ·

    In reference to this techrepublic article Five ways to add a note to an Outlook email message I’d like to make a remark.

    I don’t like any of these methods for larger notes. The lack of implicit connection between Outlook emails and OneNote notes is problematic as it requires manual housekeeping.

    My preferred method is to create a note in Outlook, then attach it to the email (in edit mode). This means the note is literally attached to the email (which is what this article is trying to achieve), and they are intrinsically connected.

    I also using the flag for its intended purpose – a short message with an optional reminder. Once the email is resolved, then I can choose to delete the attached note. But flagging is also great as it causes the email to appear in Microsoft To Do. But I wouldn’t use the flag for notes. The flag should be made up of text that completes the sentence “Flag to…” per the custom flag dialogue.

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    • #4068227
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      The article is from 2017 and likely to be outdated to outright incorrect.

      by rproffitt ·

      In reply to RE: Five ways to add a note to an Outlook email message

      Find newer content?

      • #4068232

        Reply To: RE: Five ways to add a note to an Outlook email message

        by Neo-X ·

        In reply to The article is from 2017 and likely to be outdated to outright incorrect.

        “Likely”? “Find newer content?”?

        That a lazy reply because 1) you’ve wrongly assumed I didn’t research for newer techniques that would invalidate this article, and 2) you’ve failed to research yourself before posting the obtuse response.

        • #4068262
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          Yes. Find newer discussions.

          by rproffitt ·

          In reply to Reply To: RE: Five ways to add a note to an Outlook email message

          Both Outlook and the usual OSes have had numerous updates.

          Your statement “I don’t like any of these methods for larger notes.” without telling exactly how you want such to work means I will not do your research. I can’t tell what you expect in this app.

          What little good news there is is that you could outsource an add-on to do exactly what you want as Microsoft still allows addons to Office.

        • #4068779
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          Please don’t forget…..

          by birdmantd ·

          In reply to Yes. Find newer discussions.

          rproffit is a moderator, just like me. We can’t easily answer all questions and sometimes we cannot guide you to an exact, easy answer every time. His suggestion wasn’t lazy, that’s up to you to research on your own if we are unable to resolve such inquiries.

          You are not being discouraged from asking questions, just understand the limitations of this forum.

        • #4068790
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          Thanks for this.

          by rproffitt ·

          In reply to Please don’t forget…..

          I read the request a few times and can’t see how anyone can answer because of the lack of detail. The statement isn’t that the feature doesn’t work but they don’t like how it operates which they didn’t write in detail how a good implementation would work.

          So my thought here is they need to pay a developer to make an addon/app to do what they want. Again, one would have to tell the developer exactly how it should operate.

        • #4068802

          You keep making incorrect assertions

          by Neo-X ·

          In reply to Thanks for this.

          I’m not sure why you came to this topic other than to argue. I posted a tip to help others, which required me to jump through 30 minutes of hoops to sign up and make a good profile, and all you’re doing is attacking me.

          My tip was based on research that you wrongly assumed (by implication) I hadn’t done, and I already told you this, yet you still responded with “Yes. Find newer discussions.” as if you either ignored what I said, or you are just continuing to deliberately be obtuse or disingenuous.

          Your statement “Both Outlook and the usual OSes have had numerous updates.” is existential and valueless. In 6 years, anyone with a brain cell would know this. That does not mean any of those updates are relevant to this discussion. Had you said “numerous relevant updates” instead of just “numerous updates”, and qualified the word ‘relevant’ with examples, then your response would have had value.

          I’m fully aware of the existence of add-ins, and there’s no reason to “outsource an add-on” as they already exist per this article: https://www.msoutlook.info/question/adding-a-note-to-a-message

          I’d already seen that article when I wrote this post, and that formed part of my research. So, my post is still my tip which is exactly why I posted it as a tip, not a question as you seem to think (again, you are failing to read the post properly and this is causing this discussion to go sideways because of your argumentative behaviour and numerous incorrect assertions and assumptions).

          You also assumed that 1) I have the time to pay a developer to develop an add-in or that I would want to advise this as part of the tip, and 2) that I’m not a developer. If you’d actually read my profile, and moreover clicked my social links, then you would’ve seen this.

          In short, this was a tip, not a question. And I indicated this clearly using the dropdown boxes when creating the discussion, and this is clearly indicated at the top of the post as a result of these selections. Please stop arguing with and attacking me. Otherwise, what’s the point in posting tips for people?!

        • #4069012
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          Read your top message again.

          by rproffitt ·

          In reply to You keep making incorrect assertions

          I see no tip or such there. Again I read you don’t like how it works but no detail on how it should work.

          I can’t read minds. I can read what you wrote.

          This is not an attack. Next time spell out that tip or solution. Or detail how you think it should work because without that detail I won’t be able to check out addons that may help.

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