Outlook Notes are the equivalent of those paper sticky notes that can be found everywhere sticking to any available surface. Notes are used to jot down information or ideas you want to save, and provide a place to store information that doesn't belong in e-mails or other Outlook items. I use Notes to store information I want to remember for books, articles, and projects, and for ideas to research.
To create an Outlook Note like the one shown in Figure 9.7, select Actions, New Note when you are in a Notes folder. You also can create a Note by dragging an e-mail into a Notes folder, which autocreates a new note. The Note contains the sender, recipient, subject, and text of the original e-mail.