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Link iCal events and to-dos to to any Mail message
Authored by: inik on Nov 15, '06 01:34:48PM

This is a highly unreliable means of linking to messages.

If the message moves, the link is broken.

If you attempt to tag the message via an incoming mail rule, it will fail (the message ID isn't created yet)

If you rebuild your spotlight index, you can also break the link.

If it's an iMap message, you can also lose the link if you ditch your mail cache and re-download the message.

MailTags' approach is SLIGHTLY better, but still not that robust. There is no reliable way to link to mail messages from other programs. If you really want to keep 'em tied together, save the message as text (or rich text if you prefer) and attach that wherever you want or make aliases to it. Sure, it's not in mail, but it works.



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