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Can I add a new email link to a task already created in Outlook?


For tasks already created (in Outlook or via web), when I click on them to edit in Outlook, I don't see an option to attach an email link. Possible? It's so nice to have the links but I need to be able to revise the tasks with new links when a new email comes in... thanks!

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Replied on Mar 20, 2012 - 15:56 UTC

Original poster again. Same thing would be nice for notes. That way I can keep a big chain of links to emails related to the task. Oh, now that I think of that I REALLY want that.

Replied on Mar 20, 2012 - 16:09 UTC

Me again, sorry. Am new as of today to the Outlook Add In so have lots of questions/comments. I did notice that you can cut and paste the link in [[ ]] when you are adding a new task using the + button on the Todoist upper tab in Outlook. I can copy and paste that link into existing tasks and into notes. Seems like it would be a relatively easy temporary fix for Todoist to make a second + button that, when clicked, automatically pops up just the link with a "copy" button for the user to then use anywhere. Or maybe that exists somewhere already?

David Trey  staff
Replied on Mar 20, 2012 - 18:34 UTC

Hello Jennifer,

unfortunately, there's no option to copy links within a task and.or paste them to an existing task or add multiple links to email within one task, but thank you for your feedback, we appreciate it and will consider adding such feature in future development.

You're welcome to add a request to our Votebox: http://todoist.com/Vote/

For now, as a workaround, depending on how you manage your tasks, you could try using either sub-tasks, headers or projects for this task. If you're communicating with certain people quite often, you could create a project or sub-projects with their names and add emails from them as tasks within these projects.

If you communicate with many people, but less frequently, you could use headers which are "tasks" with no check box next to them. To add such header, use the asterisk * in front of the task name. You could then keep emails from a certain person below a particular header. Alternatively, instead of a header, you could use sub-tasks for the follow-up mails.

Best regards,

Replied on Mar 21, 2012 - 08:53 UTC

Thanks for the response however I AM able to copy and paste the link to an email into an existing task.

Click the + button at the top right of the Outlook Todoist Pane. Click "Attach email to task". Task name is populated with the link for the email. Copy (Control C) this entire link including the [[ ]] at the beginning and end. Then close out of the Add Task pop up. Open the Task you want to assign it to, and paste it at the end of the task. Works for me.

ALSO, I can also copy and paste email links using similar method above into Discussions. I can store multiple emails in the discussions, each as an individual "note". This is really helpful and should allow me to archive my key emails accordingly for each task.

I do still wish there was a Quick Copy Email Link button so I didn't have to take two steps to copy the link.

Here's my proposal for it, please vote if you like the idea too!