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"Add" button works incorrectly if there are active email drafts



When I have active drafts (even if collapsed) and trying to add another email to Todoist, the generated link is incorrect. When I later click on tack link, both expected e-mail and draft are opened.

1. Login to GMail
2. Click "Compose"
3. Collapse draft e-mail (optional)
4. Open some e-mail in inbox
5. Click "Add"

Expected result: only e-mail from inbox is linked with task
Actual result: Both e-mail from inbox and draft are linked to task. Task text is like https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#inbox/1461ac9475eb77d4?compose=new (<Subject of e-mail from inbox> - Gmail)

I have several tasks that open both expected e-mail and unexpected draft when I click on them. I wasn't able to reproduce this.

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Clyde Romo  staff
Replied on Jun 04, 2014 - 10:58 UTC

Hi Roman,

The Gmail extension works by using the URL of a mail as way to get back to it later. Unfortunately, I was not able to reproduce the problem using the steps that you outlined. Does this happen every time you have a saved draft? Or is it happening randomly?

When adding emails as tasks, what URL do you see? The URL of the draft message or the URL of the actual email?



Replied on Jun 04, 2014 - 20:34 UTC

Hi Clyde,

Please make sure that you have draft open when adding task (see attached screenshot). I can reproduce it every time. The URL contains link to draft AND subject of actual email.

Brendon Wadey  staff
Replied on Jun 04, 2014 - 20:49 UTC


Sadly, this is an issue we are't able to resolve. Gmail's interface does not allow for easy customization. Please try to not have a new email/draft open when adding an email as a task.

We hope we can improve in the future, but as of now it's not something that can easily be changed.