Add an .msg file directly from Outlook

@Rebecca_McGrath I saw this suggestion when I searched before adding mine but feel
they are different enhancements. Mine is about having the ability to add an .msg file directly from
Outlook. I read this one as have the ability to preview a .msg file without opening it. Those are different, right? Can you separate mine back out again?

@Stephanie_Beaudoin No workaround yet. I asked @Rebecca_McGrath to split my issue back off from the one she combined it with because they seem like two different issues but she never responded and there hasn’t been any traction or votes on this issue that I’m aware of. Maybe if you submit it as a new/separate thread it can stay separate this time. Let me know and I’ll vote for it and have the users from my organization vote for it as well since it’s KILLING our workflow/process right now and causing a lot of double work. :frowning:

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Thanks for following up, @Arlene_Goligowski! I’ve gone ahead and moved your post to the #productfeedback as its own request :slight_smile:

I’ll keep you posted and let you know if I have any updates on this :slight_smile:

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Thank you! Is the description included? Can I add or edit it with my original content so people understand the issue and the suggested fix? All I see now is the title.

@Rebecca_McGrath Here is the original description:

Create the ability to include an email as an .msg attachment when creating an Asana task directly from Outlook using the Outlook Integration to Asana Feature. This way you can open the .msg file and easily forward, reply, reply all, etc. and it will have all of the original email formatting and details. When you add it as a comment in Asana, you lose all of that functionality.

Before Asana, I would copy an email from my Outlook inbox and add it as an .msg file to an event in my Outlook calendar to remind me to follow up with someone at a later date so (a) I didn’t forget and (b) I could delete the email from my Outlook inbox. When the reminder popped up, I could easily open the .msg attachement and reply, reply all, or forward the email with all of the content, formatting, and attachments. I want to be able to use Asana for the same thing but with the current limited ability to only add the email as a comment in Asana, it’s not easy to open and reply or forward the email. I know that I could save the file as a .msg file and then upload the attachment to a task but that is a lot of manual work that defeats the purpose of the Outlook integration. If there is an option to upload the original email as an .msg file instead of (or in addition to) adding it to the comments in the task, that would make this feature even more useful for me and I can abandoned my current Outlook approach and move all of these reminders over into Asana as well.

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Having a way to add the emails from outlook into tasks would be amazing. We want to centralise communication with clients. At this stage we would be looking at a 3rd party product to save emails into SharePoint whereas I would rather be able to attach the email as a file to the task, not a comment as it gets insanely messy as a comment


Is a vote was created for the description to be modified when you do an add from Outlook? I would like that option too.