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10.5: Use To Dos in Mail to add notes to messages
Authored by: Wodgy on Nov 14, '07 07:52:54PM
Todos created on mail messages do reference back to the original email... or they should anyway. You can go into iCal, double-click the todo, then choose "Show in Mail", and Mail pops up showing the original email message the todo is attached to, with the todo shown just above the message in a yellow slice of a legal pad. It's one of the fantastic features of Leopard mail.

The tricky thing you may not notice is that this linking doesn't work if you just press the Todo button to create the todo. You have to select some text in the email message, *then* press the Todo button. Otherwise no link to the original email gets created. Try it, you'll love this feature once you figure out how it works.

Note: there seems to be a bug right now with creating todos on messages stored on IMAP servers. You can try to create a todo on an email message, and it gets created, but when you try to assign a calendar your list of calendars is empty. This is one of the bugs that's supposed to be fixed in the first point release. Anyway, for testing purposes, try adding todos on mail messages stored "On My Mac" first.

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10.5: Use To Dos in Mail to add notes to messages
Authored by: Wodgy on Nov 14, '07 07:58:19PM

Oh, my mistake... it's not a bug... iCal stores a separate list of calendars for each IMAP server. This probably dovetails nicely with CalDAV, but I can see how it might confuse inexperienced users (like me :) ). Just play around with todos on messages "On My Mac" and in POP folders to get started with the mail linking feature.

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