distinguish between a. dropping an icalendar attachment from an email on a calendar, and b. dropping an email containing an icalendar attachement on a calendar, (a) dropping an icalendar attachment on a calendar sub folder selects in which of multiple calendars/categories it is saved (work, personal, per organization/club, per-client/friend, etc.) However, just including the icalendar info without the rest of the message loses the context. Often the icalendar event may not have the complete information contained in the message (e.g., full description of the event, commentary about the event, identity of the person recommending/forwarding it, etc.) When I see an event in my calendar, I would like to be able to quickly recover the message that announced the event, and perhaps also any email discussion that ensued, so I can see if there were any followup messages for changes of time/place, cancellation, changes of agenda/todos, discussion of the topic, etc., (at least if my headings pane is in threaded mode). (b) dropping an email with an icalendar attachment on a calendar adds the event to the calendar with a link to the email. Clicking on the link takes me to the message viewed mail/news, where the the message is displayed on the content pane and message header is selected in the headings pane. (c) dropping an email (with/without an icalendar attachment) on an event inside a calendar folder adds the link to the email to the event. All three drop events could also be done by dropping onto the calendar itself, but that may require more screen space than the user would like to commit while reading mail, particularly if used on a smaller screen device. This is from: news://news.mozilla.org:firstname.lastname@example.org
setting this to enhancement since that's what it is.
Severity: normal → enhancement
Add: Dropping an e-mail on a date in the calendar pops up a new appointment with the following defaults: - date set to date dropped on - appointment description set to contents of the e-mail message. In the future, we might add the following additional defaults to the appointment: - link back to mail message - "mailto:" link to the e-mail's "ReplyTo:" - list of any hyperlinks in the e-mail body In the future, one of the views could be "Show Links", which will show any links in the appointments in the calendar.
Summary: RFE: drag and drop email message or iCal attachment onto calendar → drag and drop email message or iCal attachment onto calendar
This is similar to what I requested on, #247764. Being able to drop mozilla mail onto mozilla calendar and pull up a task or calendar apointment, along with contact info from the address book if desired. I don't think linking back to a mail message is necessary...it may be that the mail message just gets appended to the schedule item,task (to do), appointment, as a note. It would also be really usefull to be able to right click on an email have a context menu come up that would enable a user to add the email to a todo list, or a calendar event. Or from the address book, right click a contact to add an appointment or follow up request to a contact that would be posted in the calendar. This would be really helpful for following up with emails at a later time, or to add someones request to your task list.
*** Bug 315100 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 320793 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 12 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Duplicate of bug: 244459
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