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How to move an email message from Thunderbird to my Lightning Calendar?

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I frequently get emails about meetings, events, or other stuff that I need to add to my calendar. The emails frequently include interesting and useful information that I need to include in the calendar entry, stuff like QR codes, addresses, and attachments.

Is there any way to transmogrify the email message directly into a Lightning calendar entry?

In Outlook (my work email/calendar), I can just drag the message to the calendar folder and voila, it pops a dialog where I can quickly set the time, date, subject etc etc and be on my way. I haven't found anything similarly straightforward in Thunderbird/Lightning. Is it possible?

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I frequently get emails about meetings, events, or other stuff that I need to add to my calendar. The emails frequently include interesting and useful information that I need to include in the calendar entry, stuff like QR codes, addresses, and attachments. Is there any way to transmogrify the email message directly into a Lightning calendar entry? In Outlook (my work email/calendar), I can just drag the message to the calendar folder and voila, it pops a dialog where I can quickly set the time, date, subject etc etc and be on my way. I haven't found anything similarly straightforward in Thunderbird/Lightning. Is it possible? Thanks!
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Try this: right-click a message, Convert To, choose Event or Task.

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Try this: right-click a message, Convert To, choose Event or Task.

Try this: right-click a message, Convert To, choose Event or Task.
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Excellent.Thank you!

I've always had messages open to read and then started rooting around the 'Thunderbird Menu' and the menu bar with (obviously) no luck. I just never tried right-clicking the message in place, in my Inbox.

Excellent.Thank you! I've always had messages open to read and then started rooting around the 'Thunderbird Menu' and the menu bar with (obviously) no luck. I just never tried right-clicking the message in place, in my Inbox.
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It should be an entry under the Message menu. Why it's not, after all these years, is a mystery to me.

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=703473

It should be an entry under the Message menu. Why it's not, after all these years, is a mystery to me. https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=703473
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