Adding task via email - date not appearing
when i add the task by sending an email from my mail box and mention <today> or <tomorrow> in the subject or in the mail body it does not set the date in the task.
Base point, i am unable to set the date of the task while sending the task from Email to the project email even though i mention today or tomorrow in the mail subject / body
Asked by vineetkdixit on May 13, 2013 - 06:41
The correct syntax to add due dates through an email is <date ...> so, in the cases you've mentioned, you must type <date today> or <date tomorrow> within the subject or the body of the message.
For detailed information about this feature, please right-click on a project, choose "Email tasks to this project" and you'll see an explanation of the available options in this window.
Right click on a project, and choose Email Tasks To This Project. You should see the first paragraph.
Set due dates
Set due dates directly from your email client. 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>.
Read more about Todoist dates...
Writing in this thread in order not create a new one. Hope that's okay.
There is a problem with adding date to tasks sent via email. If I add the date to the subject line, it is not parsed as a date. Instead I get things like: "My task <date tomor", "My task <date 10/>" or even "My task <d">. No date is set, of course.
The date is only parsed correctly if I put it in the body of the email.
This happens when I send mail from a Gmail account. It doesn't matter which app I use for that (desktop app, mobile gmail app, web gmail interface). I didn't check if the same happens with other mail providers.
I thought you might want to check that.
Since I was not adding actual tasks, but was rather trying to see how it worked, I did everything per the instruction. I tried entering <date tomorrow> and <date 10/11>, and the result was the same: the end of it got chopped off and the beginning stayed with the task name. This way I got tasks: "My task <date tomor", "My task <date 10/>" etc. The dates were not assigned to them.
Only when I put the date in the email body it gave me the expected result.
Unfortunately, we can't reproduce this issue. I just sent a task through an empty email with a subject line: "Test task <date tomorrow>" and it arrived as a task named "Test task" with the correctly assigned date due tomorrow.
Please tell me - was this all that you've had in this email? Did you try to add multiple dates in one email/task? If not, please forward one such email to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
It seems the problem arises only when non-latin characters are used.
I tried sending "Test task <date tomorrow>" and it went okay.
I tried sending "Bună ziua <date tomorrow>" and it went okay as well (so extended Latin characters are okay, too).
I tried sending "Тестовая задача <date tomorrow>" and got "Тестовая задача <date tomor" in the Inbox instead of a task with a due date.
I can still forward a couple of emails with Cyrillic tasks if you wish, just in case.