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Adding Todoist Projects as Frowarding email addresses in GMAIL


1) Get project email from Todoist (for any project).
2) Add it as a GMAIL forwarding address in GMAIL.
3) A confirmation is sent to Todoist as a project task.
4) Copy the confirmation code from the project task in Todoist.
5) Paste the confirmation code from Todoist into the verify box in GMAIL.
6) An error pops up in GMAIL that says, "You do not have the forwarding address project.xxxxx.xxxxxxx@todoist.net".


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Clyde Romo  staff
Replied on May 20, 2014 - 10:30 UTC

Hi Jay,

We're looking into the issue right now. We'll update you as soon as we have a fix. Sorry for the inconvenience. :-(



Jay Perry
Replied on May 20, 2014 - 10:33 UTC

Thank you if you need someone to test this let me know.

extra info I have already added *@google.com as an email address that is allowed to send tasks to todoist.

Clyde Romo  staff
Replied on May 20, 2014 - 10:34 UTC

Hi Jay,

Thank you for the additional info.



Arkady Grudzinsky  premium
Replied on Jul 07, 2014 - 17:45 UTC

I have the same error popping up in Gmail when I paste the confirmation code in Gmail. The link from the email does not work as well - I get a server error page with "Numeric code: 124"

Matthew Cline  premium
Replied on Jul 17, 2014 - 22:11 UTC

I'm having the same issue as Jay Perry.

I also have @goole.com added to as an email address allowed to send messages to Todoist.

Any help would be appreciated!

Andrew Richardson  premium
Replied on Aug 13, 2014 - 07:25 UTC

Any news on this?

Sending emails direct to Todoist to create tasks is great feature and an excellent way of keeping your inbox tidy.

Clyde Romo  staff
Replied on Aug 13, 2014 - 07:43 UTC

Hi Andrew,

Sadly, we don't have any updates from our developers yet. I've added you the list of users to update once a fix is available. Really sorry for the inconvenience.


Adam Landrum  premium
Replied on Oct 14, 2014 - 22:08 UTC

+1 this. I'm trying to do the same process Jay laid out.

Иван Лукичев  premium
Replied on Nov 21, 2014 - 17:39 UTC


Jonathan Wheeler
Replied on Dec 08, 2014 - 17:18 UTC


auguste  premium
Replied on Dec 09, 2014 - 00:26 UTC

iOS 8, iphone + Gmail

On the Mac: Create a todoist task from an email in Gmail
Go to iPhone>Todoist and select the task. Click on the link to find the specific task.
This brings Gmail to the forground but prompts for activation code (Gmail app is already working on the iPhone).
Load new activation code from Google text
Gmail opens without active link to the task/email
Go back to Todoist in iOS and reclick link. Instead of bringing you to the email you are looking for in Gmail you have to enter a new Gmail activation code. This cycle repeats continuously.

What am I doing wrong?


Brendon Wadey  staff
Replied on Dec 09, 2014 - 01:33 UTC


Try logging out of your account and back in. That being said, opening the Gmail app from a link created with our Gmail Plugin does not open the app, but the website.


auguste  premium
Replied on Dec 09, 2014 - 01:57 UTC

Hi Brendon, thanks for your feedback. To clarify I am creating a todo from
an email in gmail using the todoist button - on my mac.

then using the todoist app on my iphone i scroll down to the email todo
item I created earlier and click on it. since it is a link to a specific
email in gmail it tries to open the iOS gmail app on my iPhone. this seems
proper. For some reason gmail launches and than requests an activation
code. I don't understand this because the gmail app is already working on
my iphone. Anyway I put in the activation code and gmail launces. However
the link is not referenced. so i go back to Todoist on my iPhone and click
on the same todo item expecting that todoist will open the specific email
that the todo item was created from.

This is how it works on the mac. if i create a todo using the todoist
button on a mac, todoist creates the todo item. if i then click on the
todo/email item in todoist it open the mail client. I'm trying to do the
same thing on the iphone. are you sayig it is not designed to work that way?

Brendon Wadey  staff
Replied on Dec 09, 2014 - 19:03 UTC


I will need to confirm with the developer, as sometimes things do get added that we aren't told (things get slipped through) but no up till now its not supported.

I will let you know what I find out.


Christopher Edgar  premium
Replied on Jan 09, 2015 - 18:50 UTC

Hi Brendon, It appears Gmail is actually blocking the ability to forward to todoist.com. I have set up the filter to accept "forwarding-noreply@google.com" and a task is created with the verification code. However when I either click on the link to activate or manually type in the verification code, I get an error at the top in red stating "You do not have the forwarding address project.134764853.3165757@todoist.net."
I've done it twice now and it appears Google is active shutting this ability down. I'm opening up a ticket with them as well since this is a google business account I'm experiencing it with. Pretty petty BS on Google's side if this is the case.

Brendon Wadey  staff
Replied on Jan 09, 2015 - 18:53 UTC


It is a known issue with forwarding emails with Gmail. We have yet been able to resolve this issue as it does seem to be on their end.

Normal emails should have no problem though, as in ones that you create.


Christopher Edgar  premium
Replied on Jan 09, 2015 - 18:55 UTC

Btw, I don't have this problem with evernote which functions rather identically. Not sure why Google is preventing this from happening unless Evernote had to pay to play.

Tyler W  premium
Replied on Apr 06, 2015 - 02:01 UTC

any updates on this? been a few months. new user here and this was one of the first things I want to setup. Sucks that it doesn't work!

lcastro  premium
Replied on Apr 25, 2015 - 13:52 UTC

Any updates on this?

David Trey  staff
Replied on Apr 25, 2015 - 14:00 UTC


Unfortunately not yet :-( However, for now, you could try to use services such as Zapier or IFTTT to create a rule that whenever an email arrives in Gmail, a task will be created in Todoist.


Marcelo Piao
Replied on Apr 25, 2015 - 17:56 UTC

Clif Smith  premium
Replied on Jul 08, 2015 - 19:01 UTC

I'll use IFTTT for now but here's hoping this gets fixed.