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Adding task from within Outlook doesn't put email body into Todoist Note?


I'm a premium member and just installed the Todoist plugin for Outlook and was surprised that when I right-clicked an email and selected "Add Todoist", it created a Todoist task with the subject of the email (that seems right to me) but didn't include the email message body as a Note on the Todoist task (that seems wrong to me).

Am I doing something wrong?

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Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Feb 27, 2014 - 00:14 UTC


That is the correct behaviour. If you'd like to do it the other way, that would be emailing to a project, you can also. https://todoist.com/blog/2013/01/zero-inbox-policy-with-todoist/


Jan Kok premium
Replied on Mar 03, 2014 - 08:58 UTC

It would be great if the body of the email would also be included in the notes area. Actually the functionality is kind of useless if this is missing... :-P

David Trey staff
Replied on Mar 03, 2014 - 14:20 UTC

Hello Jan,

It does, if you use the option to send tasks via email. So it's either you have the body of the message as a note, but the task doesn't link to the message in Outlook or you have a link to the message in Outlook, but no body in a task note.

Best regards,

Jan Kok premium
Replied on Mar 04, 2014 - 12:19 UTC

Hi David,

thanks for your reply. I noticed it workt that way. It just seems backwards to me :-)

I would also expect the outlook plugin to append any attachments to the task. This makes dealing with the task away from the computer much easier...(then you have the fulle email and relavant attachments)

David Trey staff
Replied on Mar 04, 2014 - 12:47 UTC


We'll look into this in future updates as we plan to improve file management in general :-)

Best regards,

Jan Kok premium
Replied on Mar 04, 2014 - 14:17 UTC

@ David; cool, looking forward to the improvement. I'm loving the active development of Todoist and you responsiveness (+1)

drm2349 premium
Replied on Mar 04, 2014 - 16:13 UTC

Jan, thanks for your comment as that was one of the emphasis I was trying to make - dealing with it away form the computer.

Jason Overby premium
Replied on May 16, 2014 - 03:11 UTC

Bump - I'd like to see the attachment and email body included with the right click option as well. Thanks!