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Bug won't allow updates to existing tagged Add Email tasks in Thunderbird

I mostly use todoist in conjunction with my email in Thunderbird. I get requests from clients and I use the "Add Email as a Task" button to bring them into the app with a link to the original email so I can (1) track it and (2) reply to the client from the original email with the completed document. Often though the clients or I need to make adjustments to the tasking specs, but everytime I do that in the task pane I lose the link to the email and it inputs some sort of TB or machine-code link (e.g., thunderbird Re: online
CALJhUdGwTYiio=0M8o+6Dob=q8i9WB=4jZ0sSZtw8FsETKLp=w@mail.gmail.com ). I've taken before and after screencaps of a sample item:



Specifically I often change the tag attribute, but it seems to happen at other times if there's a tag assigned or being assigned during the operation (e.g., when changing the due date for an item with an existing tag, or adding a tag at a later point). It is quite frustrating as I have to find the email, delete the task and reset the task from scratch with all the updated features, and hope it doesn't need to be changed again.

I absolutely need to link back to the original document, so I could forgo the tags but it's useful for tracking, accounting and invoicing later. Is this a bug that can be fixed quickly? If not what's the timeline on getting it repaired or any advice you can give me to use this feature more reliably?


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Brien Barnett  premium
Replied on Nov 28, 2013 - 16:47 UTC

I should note that the email is generally not running through a gmail account in any way and the only connection to it that I can see is that it reports it out as a calender/task item in Google calendar.

David Trey  staff
Replied on Nov 28, 2013 - 18:59 UTC

Hello Brien,

Thank you for your report. This is a known bug and we're looking into it now. It's indeed caused by the label being put at the front of the task's name.

That said, for now, as a workaround, please make sure to move the label back to the end if you edit a task made from an email that has a label.

Best regards,

David Trey  staff
Replied on Dec 09, 2013 - 17:30 UTC


This issue is now fixed. You can leave the label at the front of the task's name and it won't break it.

Best regards,