Associate/link emails with tasks or appointments/events and vice versa

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enhancement
11 years ago
3 years ago

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(Reporter: robrwo, Unassigned)

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11 years ago
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One often gets an e-mail that is associated with a task or appointment (e.g. please do x, or here is meeting agenda, etc.).  If would be convenient to associate e-mails with tasks and appointments, so that one can move between calendar, tasks and e-mail screen, but also so that e-mails associated with due dates are highlighted in some way.

Reproducible: Always

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Summary: [RFE] Associate e-mails with tasks or appointments → Associate emails with tasks or appointments/events

Comment 1

10 years ago
Yes, I just wanted to request this enhancement also. Luckily I found yours before I hit the submit button.
Duplicate of this bug: 473725
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
Summary: Associate emails with tasks or appointments/events → Associate emails with tasks or appointments/events and vice versa
Duplicate of this bug: 429374

Comment 4

9 years ago
Posted image screenshot
You asked for a screenshot on the other bug. This is not exactly the one, but it shows the email as it is opened in Thunderbird. So, you could add additional scheduling information, as well as actions like (accept, decline, followup in 5 days, etc), right below the From/To heading. Basically the email message viewer would replace the Lightning's own even viewer. the handy thing is that actions like Forward and Reply already present in there.

Comment 5

9 years ago
Also, when converting a mail to task or event (or reverse), it would be very convenient to keep a dynamic link between both related items, to be able to jump from one to the other...
Summary: Associate emails with tasks or appointments/events and vice versa → Associate/link emails with tasks or appointments/events and vice versa
Duplicate of this bug: 749581

Comment 7

7 years ago
I tried to "attach" a Thunderbird (v12) message to an Event in Lightning (v1.4), as follows:

I created an event and used as an attachment the link which is shown when we open the source display of a message, for example: 

file:///G:/MyThunderbird1/ThunderbirdPortable/Data/profile/Mail/Local%20Folders/Local%20Stuff?number=33805

When I try to open the above "attachment", TB/Lightning asks me for an application, and I select Thunderbird. However, after that, nothing happens; neither I see the selected message in Thunderbird, nor anything else seems to be happening. 

Is there a way we could modify the above process so that we could succeed in using TB mail messages as attachments in Lightning Events?

Comment 8

7 years ago
Hmm, correction to the above: 

The link is in fact ("mailbox" not "file", as I incorrectly wrote in my earlier post): 

mailbox:///G:/MyThunderbird1/ThunderbirdPortable/Data/profile/Mail/Local%20Folders/Local%20Stuff?number=33805

And this works!

This also happens to standard TB as well (because the above link is from TB portable). Example link:

mailbox:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/Administrator/Application%20Data/Thunderbird/Profiles/pod7nlvr.default/Mail/Local%20Folders/Local%20Stuff?number=855

So, even manually, we can do the trick!

Obviously, there would be a problem in case we move the message to another folder. But - I assume - if we keep the message in the same folder, "number" value will remain constant?

Regards, 
Nick
As mentioned previously, the option to convert an email to a task really just creates a task with the content of the email in the body of that task. At this moment, when a task becomes actionable, I have to copy/paste the subject of the task into the search bar of the email portion of Thunderbird, as I want to retrieve that original email and others in that conversation (allows to e.g. respond to the last email in that conversation). It would be great to have a proper link between a task and an email, so that one doens't need to do that unproductive copy/paste all day long.
FYI in Outlook, I create tasks with the email as an attachment. At least you can double click on the attachment and use the "search all related emails" option to get to the latest email in that chain, or if you needed to reply to that very specific email, you already have it there.
If we can find some more neutral uri to the message that doesn't change when the installation is moved somewhere else (i.e. doesn't contain the absolute path), then it would probably be fairly easy to add that link to the event.

For next steps, this really just need someone to drive it and create the patch.

Comment 11

4 years ago
(In reply to Nick Milas from comment #7)
> I tried to "attach" a Thunderbird (v12) message to an Event in Lightning
> (v1.4), as follows:
> 
> I created an event and used as an attachment the link which is shown when we
> open the source display of a message, for example: 
> 
> file:///G:/MyThunderbird1/ThunderbirdPortable/Data/profile/Mail/
> Local%20Folders/Local%20Stuff?number=33805

Where do you see this - in source's window Caption?
My message source caption looks like 
"Source: imap://sulfur@mail.yandex.ru:933/fetch%3EUID%3E/INBOX%3E1997"
And I can't open this from attachment to task - it opens only http://.

Comment 12

4 years ago
There are alternative solve for the problem: "Tasks and mails" extension.
It very simple and pretty useful, so I'll use it till we have same functionality in Lightning.

Comment 13

4 years ago
You can also experiment with extension ThunderLink - it really works in proper conditions.
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