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Email attachments lost when sent to inbox

BC

I know I have brought this up before and have voted for it, but does anyone have a suggested work around?
I open an email that has an attachment, forward it to my inbox, but the attachment does not follow. (still puzzled why this doesn't have more votes)
Leave the original email in my mail program and go back there to find when needed...... messy.
Any suggestions?
thanks

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David Trey staff
Replied on Sep 05, 2013 - 18:05

Hello Beth,

Unfortunately, there are currently no workarounds to easily send a file to Todoist as an attachment other than saving the attachment on your computer and then uploading it as a task note.

The only alternative option would be to use one of our plugins and instead of sending the task to a project, using the "Add email as task" option through our plugin and this will create a link to the message in your inbox (Outlook, Thunderbird, Postbox or GMail) so you can click on the task and it will bring you to the particular email (and its attachment). Unfortunately, this requires the use of the plugin, except for Gmail.


Best regards,
David

Stephen Lack premium
Replied on Feb 26, 2014 - 10:15

Bummer about this. The ability to send attachments via email should be a simple deal...go look at getitdoneapp.com, sign up for free account, that simple little app lets you do this. I am just migrating from them to todoist, and I assumed todoist would have this. Wow...serious bummer!

Can we get this integrated? Should be simple...parse email, find attachments, store them in your cloud, then provide a link (I'm a developer)...this is how getitdoneapp.com does it. Simple.

The alternative approach you specify is not a good workaround, since it will not work anywhere that you are not using Outlook, or your mail client.

AS
Andrew Smith
Replied on Jul 13, 2014 - 18:28

Another +1 for this issue from me. Creating tasks through Postbox with the "Add email as task" is effectively useless if it does not copy the body and attachments into the task, because the task becomes useless outside of the Postbox environment.

Stephen Lack premium
Replied on Jul 13, 2014 - 20:34

Yeah...this basically makes the whole "create task by email" function virtually useless, I agree. I noted to them that far simpler apps already do this...and as a developer, I can tell you, its very easy to do, not sure why they don't add it.