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How can I associate one or more emails with an existing task?

CB

I'm using the todoist Thunderbird plugin with TB 24.2.0 on Ubuntu 12.04.3 x86_64. Using this plugin, I can create a new task from an email with the "add email as task" button.

However, is there a way with which I can link to one or more emails from an existing task? This would be super useful when a number of emails are required to complete a task.

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Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Jan 14, 2014 - 10:49

Hi Charl,

Unfortunately at this time, you can only link an email to one task, though we will consider adding more options in the future. Feel free to add this to our votebox. http://todoist.com/Vote/

Thanks,
Brendon.

CB
Charl Botha
Replied on Jan 14, 2014 - 10:58

Ok thanks!

Is the only way to link an email with a task to use the "add email as task" button, or is there another way to link an email to an existing email-less task?

Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Jan 14, 2014 - 11:00

Charl,

This blog post shows our options at this time. https://todoist.com/blog/2013/01/zero-inbox-policy-with-todoist/

Thanks,
Brendon.

CB
Charl Botha
Replied on Jan 14, 2014 - 11:09

Thanks again.

I did read that before posting this question. It seems the only way for me to associate a TB message with a task is to create that task with the "add email as task" link.

I would also be happy with some shortlink syntax, or some other manual way of linking to a TB mail by message ID (by for example specifying a URL). It looks essentially like what the TB plugin is doing at the moment.

Would it be possible for you to chat with the developers and inquire as to the syntax of this special URL, if that is what it is? If so, I would be able to work around this problem right now. :)

Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Jan 14, 2014 - 13:16

Charl,

I will ask the developers about this, though we are quite busy right now with a major update, once this is done I should be able to get an answer for you.

Regards,
Brendon.

CB
Charl Botha
Replied on Jan 14, 2014 - 13:16

Much appreciated, thank you!!

CB
Charl Botha
Replied on Jan 26, 2014 - 09:10

In the meantime: The ThunderLink plugin to generate a thunderlink:// URL for any message, along with either "Text Link" extension for Chrome or "ThunderLinkSpotter" for FireFox, enables one to add links to multiple emails to any todoist task.