DESIRED FEATURE: scheduling an appointment from an email

Many of my activities involve reading an email then scheduling an appointment. Currently, I have to close the email, go to the email listing, drag the email to the Calendar, then set the date, etc in the event window. Making this easier would be wonderful. A drop down on the open email to schedule, possibly even something that looks for a date and time, would be helpful.

I think this actually exists.  With the email open go to menu/message and select “Create meeting from message”. Also, you can customize the toolbar on the message to include that option.