Linking emails to notes

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#1

Hi, I need some help linking email in to an Agenda note please when on iPhone. On my iPad I simply drag and drop and it creates a link, but not sure how to achieve the same on iPhone (I did a couple of days ago but not sure how and haven’t been able to replicate!). Many thanks.


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#2

Unfortunately iPhone doesn’t allow the kind of split screen and drag and drop actions you can use on iPad. Unless someone else has a solution I don’t think it’s possible to do on iPhone.


#3

@martin.coombs Normally, I use the client email Spark (there are versions both for iOS and Mac) and it is possible to create a link with the email content directly to a Spark server. So, you can paste this link inside any Agenda note. I use it a lot because it allows me to connect directly to the emails I need, threads and attachments included. And you can do it even on the iPhone.


#4

I do a similar thing in airmail - this “special action” will send the email to agenda on the iPad or phone and create a backlink -

agenda://x-callback-url/create-note?project-title=Inbox&title=[message_subject]%20(email)&text=From%3A%20[message_sender_name]%20%3C[message_sender]%3E%0ATo%3A%20[message_to]%0A___%0A[message_simplified_body]%0A___%0A[message_linkback]%0A%23email&on-the-agenda=true&date=today


#5

Yes, this is another option. Actually, I use regularly Airmail as my main email client, more than I use Spark. However, as Spark seems to have a server dedicated, I prefer for the links to use Spark.


#6

Since Airmail has both Mac and AOS versions, a link in Agenda will open the email in Airmail on either platform. I don’t need the group mail stuff in Spark. Tried Spark, somehow I’m more comfortable in Airmail.


#7

Hi all, I am using mail Mac and it’s possible to drag the email to the agenda therefore open it from there. Useful?


#8

I think the original question was how to link to an email when using iOS mail app (from ) on an iPhone :wink:


#9

is there any way to do this on iOS using Apple Shortcuts/Workflow to do this?


#10

I had a quick check but currently the Shortcuts app doesn’t have a lot of building blocks to interact with Mail. However we know this is a focus area for Apple so I wouldn’t be surprise if they add more options in the next iOS release, let’s see…


#11

If you are on a Mac you can use this AppleScript (which I think came from Dr. Drang) to get the Apple Mail link for the foremost mail message:

tell application “Mail”
set selectedMessages to selection
set theMessage to item 1 of selectedMessages
set messageid to message id of theMessage
– Make URL (must use URL-encoded values for “<” and “>”)
set urlText to “message://” & “%3c” & messageid & “%3e”
return urlText
end tell

I have this script in Textexpander to paste the link with one word. I hope this helps.