The Omni Group
These forums are now read-only. Please visit our new forums to participate in discussion. A new account will be required to post in the new forums. For more info on the switch, see this post. Thank you!

Go Back   The Omni Group Forums > OmniFocus > OmniFocus 1 for Mac
FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Tracking an Email action? Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Hi all -

So... I LOVE the e-mail clipping function when I get an e-mail from someone that they ask me to do something. I hit my hot keys and create an action with the e-mail attached. Works like a charm.

However... I need some help with best practice for when I have an action that STARTS as an action to e-mail someone. For example, I may have the action "Email Bob to ask him about the due date for the report". When I create the action, it has a context of "Email". Here's where I need help. I send Bob the e-mail. I want to change the context to Waiting:Bob and I also want to track the e-mail. The e-mail goes to my sent box. Even if I go to my sent items and do a clipping, it wants to create it as a new action.

What's the best practice for dealing with this? Is there a way to link an e-mail to an existing action to be tracked?

There are a variety of ways you could deal with this (which I'll leave to others to discuss), but to answer your simple question about linking an email to an existing action: yes, just drag the message from Apple Mail's list view and drop it in the note field of your desired OmniFocus action. A link to the original email will be created.

Thanks Toadling.
I have a script that will mark an action as complete and create a Waiting For action that you might also want to try. It doesn't link to the sent mail, but you could use Dennis's suggestion for that.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Email an action? Please! JohnJ80 OmniFocus for iPhone 15 2013-07-15 08:30 PM
Add action by sending an email amityweb OmniFocus 1 for Mac 12 2012-11-01 07:34 AM
Email as action item on iPad Arrow OmniFocus for iPad 6 2011-01-01 06:36 AM
Email detail to Action PeterRHawkes OmniFocus 1 for Mac 7 2010-07-09 12:30 AM
Tracking an action through many dependencies? tlester OmniFocus 1 for Mac 3 2008-10-13 06:44 PM

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 11:27 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.