Accept or decline a task assignment

When colleagues create and assign you a task in Outlook, you receive a task assignment request. You can let the sender know whether you accept or decline the request.

  • In the Reading Pane, click Accept or Decline.

    Accept and Decline commands in a task request viewed in the Reading Pane

    If the Reading Pane isn’t turned on, open the task request and click Accept or Decline.

To include a comment with your response, click Edit the response before sending. If you don’t need to add a comment, click Send the response now.

Accepted tasks appear on your Outlook task list.

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