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New Outlook add-on for converting tasks

My new notebook runs Windows 8.1 (touch).

I have Office 2013 (via Office 365 Small Business Premium Subscription).

Outlook 2013 has two email addresses/boxes: an Exchange account (@outlook.com) and a POP3 account. Both are for business/work.

I also have Outlook 2010 because IMAP does work properly yet with Outlook 2013. There are two addresses for my work where I am working in Africa: an Exchange account and the IMAP account.

For PERSONAL and other non-work I use gmail under Chrome most of the time.

Question: can the new Outlook accommodate my four business/work email inboxes?


Roger J

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David Trey  staff
Replied on Feb 26, 2014 - 13:15 UTC

Hello Roger,

I'm sorry, but I'm afraid I don't fully understand your question :-( Are you asking if you can use our Outlook plugin with Outlook 2013? If so, yes, it will work with it. Or are you asking if we can advise you with a better workflow when using your inboxes in multiple email clients?

Best regards,

Matt Miersen  premium
Replied on Feb 26, 2014 - 13:19 UTC

I run Outlook for Mac 2011 - will this plugin become available for my platform as today's release appears only for Outlook on Win?

Thank you,

Roger Jones  premium
Replied on Feb 26, 2014 - 13:58 UTC


I have both Outlook 2013 and Outlook 2010, EACH with two addresses and inboxes.

However at any one time only ONE version of Outlook can be running ie 2013 OR 2010 (so I have to shut down the one version and start the other to retrieve emails).

I guess the question is: whatever Outlook version is live and whichever email account/inbox is on screen, I can link through Todoist, AND link again FROM Todoist?

David Trey  staff
Replied on Feb 26, 2014 - 14:46 UTC

Hello Matt,

We'll consider creating a plugin for Outlook for Mac in the future and you're welcome to vote for this request in our Votebox: http://todoist.com/Vote/show/6381/


What do you mean with link "through and again from Todoist"? You open Outlook, click on a message, use "Add email as task" and the task gets a link to a message with a certain ID that must exist in Outlook's data file. If it does in your other Outlook, it should be able to find it (assuming the ID of the message is the same there). If the other Outlook uses a different data file, it won't find it.

There's not way to double-link multiple messages in one task or link to Outlook's Tasks through to Todoist.

Best regards,