Make a task from an email

 

You can make a task from an email by dragging and dropping an email from your Inbox or Sent Items folder on to a task in your task list, and selecting "Add as new task" from the pop-up menu.  Tasklist makes a new task with the same name as the subject of the email, and files a copy of the email with the task.  You can change the name of the task by double-clicking on it, and changing the name in the related Outlook task.