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Hello,

i would like to ask you, if i can manage date and time for e-mail task.

For example:
i sent e-mail xxx <project.yyy@todoist.net>, subject = title and body = note and where i can put date and time information?

Thank you for your answer.

Milan

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David Trey staff
Replied on Jun 07, 2011 - 07:10

Hello Milan,

unfortunately this can't be done right now, but thank you very much for this suggestion, we will consider it in future development.


Best regards,
David

David Trey staff
Replied on Jun 09, 2011 - 10:56

Hello Milan,

we've just added some new features and from now on you can manage not only dates, but also labels via e-mail.

In order to set due dates simply include <date tomorrow> in either the subject or the body of the email. You can use all of Todoist's dates such as <date every day> or <date friday at 2pm>.

Labeling tasks can be done by including labels (e.g. @shopping) in either subject or body of the email.


Best regards,
David

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Lauren premium
Replied on Jun 13, 2011 - 08:38

Hi

Great feature but it has a bit of a bug.

If I add a date parameter to the subject line Todoist strips off the subject and makes the body the subject. The "subject" then becomes a very long email potentially.

David Trey staff
Replied on Jun 13, 2011 - 11:50

Hello Lauren,

you're right, there are some bugs in this feature. Thank you very much for pointing it out, I'll forward it to the developers.

Sorry for any inconvenience.


Best regards,
David T.

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Shane Oston Stowe
Replied on Jun 13, 2011 - 13:50

I added two projec email address and sent email to the one (my Personal project). The item shows up in ToDoist if I do not add a date. If I add a date, the number of tasks in the project changes but i cannot see the item. I am adding <date 6/15 at 1 pm>.

Help?

David Trey staff
Replied on Jun 13, 2011 - 14:22

Hello Shane,

there were some bugs with adding tasks via e-mail and they just have been fixed. Adding tasks with due dates should work now.

If the problem still persists, please let me know.


Best regards,
David

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Shane Oston Stowe
Replied on Jun 13, 2011 - 14:31

It seems that using an actual date rather than a day like 'Tuesday' or 'tomorrow' puts the task somewhere in the 'ether'. The number of tasks changes but I can't see the task.

I tried:
<Date 6/15 at 2 pm>
<date 6/15/11 at 12 pm>

Neither of these are visible on Wednesday. Adding <Date 6/15 at 2 pm> did not access the logic hook and added the text to the task subject.

So I have 4 items in 'Personal' project but can only see one.

So again adding the name of the day works but actual dates....

David Trey staff
Replied on Jun 14, 2011 - 05:24

Hello Shane,

indeed, there's still a bug. It seems that the inverted date format (month/day) doesn't work, if you try typing <date 15/6 at 2pm> it works (has to be "date" not "Date", though).

I'll forward this to the developers, thank you for pointing it out.


Best regards,
David

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ryan
Replied on Jul 04, 2011 - 14:20

i have added tags in the body of an email task (example- @mortgage and @buyer) and did not recieve the corresponding tags in the created task.

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ryan
Replied on Jul 04, 2011 - 14:50

i got it to work now i had to remove tag from subject line. a work around but seems kinda silly. now the problem seems to be that physically takes the text from the body and moved it to the task as a tag. is this intended? i would rather it just made anything with the @ sign infront of it a tag without altering the original email. is this possable?

David Trey staff
Replied on Jul 04, 2011 - 17:20

Hello Ryan,

when sending tasks via email, you can either put a label in the subject or the body of an email, if you try both at the same time, only labels from the subject line will be valid.

Tags starting with @ should be converted into labels, if there are no labels in the subject line, everything with a @ in front of it should be converted into a label (as long as there's no space between the @ and the particular word) unless it's an email address.

The subject line should become the task name and the complete body - the task comment, except for labels, which will be cut out from the body and set as labels.

Please clarify which of the above doesn't work.

Is the whole body of the email converted into labels? Each word? It should become the task comment, please let me know if that's not the case as I can't reproduce this issue.


Best regards,
David