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Add email as task should include a message with the email body, is this possible?


Being able to add an email as a task and immediately pull that email up while in outlook, or if it's gmail in the web browser is great.

The only problem I have here is that I used the feature a lot while at work but then need to access that task and read the email from my mobile device, and currently this does not work since it uses the unique ID in outlook.

I understand it's not possible to pull up an email from the phones exchange account using the outlook id that was saved, but perhaps it's possible to save the email body as a note when you add email as task?

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David Trey  staff
Replied on Oct 21, 2013 - 13:10 UTC

Hello Seth,

It is possible, but it's one of two options/ways to add emails as task. You can either use our plugins to link to them which will make them accessible through this plugins on the same device, but you can't read the email from anywhere else or, you can forward/send the email as a task which will convert it to a task note, but there won't be a link to it.

Please refer to this post on our blog explaining both options and their advantages: https://todoist.com/blog/2013/01/zero-inbox-policy-with-todoist/

Best regards,

seth.coussens  premium
Replied on Oct 21, 2013 - 14:27 UTC

The forwarding of the email works great too, but then I lose the attachment. So really they both have their downsides I guess. I look forward to when you guys add attachments to the task when forwarded.