Ability to add email as Planner Task
Many time - new action items come in from clients and consultants as emails. It would be great if from the web app I could convert an email to a planner task - carry the body of the email as a note - and automatiacally add any attachments as documents attached to the task.
Look at Todoist for inspiration.
It would be nice to see a reply from Microsoft team...
Maybe they need using their CRM;)
Today my company works with all Microsoft ecosystem (Dev, Marketing, Ops & Business) and is crazy that Microsoft doesn't have available a simple integration with Planner.
If you own all components of the platform, you should be able to do this simple and fast.
You can start doing the same integration used by "To-do"
Agree with Mikie, I'd like to "forward" an e-mail to "attach" it to an existing task in planner in order to document the progress in planner.
one should be able to send email to the task to add comment to the task. please add this feature.
Yes an absolute must HAVE!
Why Microsoft is so slow on obvious needs to have?
YES! similar to how you can email a channel, i would like to be able to email a planner and have a new task opened with the subject and people and the body of the email as a note or attachment.
Would be a great feature especially if you could open the actual email so you could respond using email if needed.
please add this function! we need this
How is this still an open feature? This is table stakes for all other planning/kanban applications.... Seems like this would be an easy win for MS. Please add this capability.
this is possible with flow.microsoft.com
Bob Johnson commented
It appears that I will not be using planner. without this functionality, there is no point. 80% of my tasks and plans are driven out of e-mail. I am not going to become less efficient by having to stop and re-enter information.
Diogo Tupinamba commented
Really looking forward to have Outlook Integration with MS Planner. It's annoying the extra effort we need to create an email based task. I've tried to create from Outlook into To-Do and after this send to Planner, but we do not have interface from To-Do to Planner on this direction, just the other way around (with assigned to me function).
Trello has had a feature like this for years.
You can obtain a unique email address for a "board" (== a Planner instance).
you can CHANGE that email if needed.
If you send or forward an email to that email address, it goes as a new "card" ("Task") in the top of the first "List" ("bucket").
I've now switched to Asana. Crazy that MS is one company and didn't think to integrate emails to planner
Dale Sue commented
Hi MS, can we get an update on this? It is really a crucial function for many of us.
Mike Dewey commented
This is a common feature for a lot of the to-do/task planners. I use TickTick which has that feature and can't switch to Planner until an email to task feature is available.
Matthew Jarsky commented
MS had announced that they are planning to add a Planner integration to Outlook.
This is not what I want. I want to be able to forward an email to Planner.
This would mean that either:
1. Every Planner bucket has its own email address.
2. Every Planner plan has its own email address.
3. Planner has one email address, that goes to a Planner “inbox”.
I don’t see how (1) is practical. How would users keep track of all of these email addresses?
(2) would still require users with many plans to deal with a correspondingly large number of email addresses.
(3) is the model used by OmniFocus (and perhaps by others). As a former longtime OmniFocus user, I can say this works very well.
When a user gets an email that includes a task, they can simply forward it to firstname.lastname@example.org
Later they can visit the Planner “inbox” and triage the tasks into the appropriate plan and bucket.
If an email contains multiple tasks, the user can forward it multiple times, editing the subject line each time to be the name they wish to assign the task.
Fernando Fraga commented
it would make the migration and tasks inclusions easier
Hi, i would like this