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What would be the best way to place an outgoing message into my omnifocus inbox or better, the quick entry window.

Here is the scenario:

I am emailing John and asking him to submit a report on August 15. Before I send the email, I would like to open the quick entry window and make the subject "follow up with John re: report" with a due date of 8/15. If on 8/15 I don't have the report, I would like to click a link that opens the email that I sent to John so I can forward my original message and ask for an update.

My current method is to send myself a BCC and then once I get the email use clip it into OmniFocus. What I don't like about this method is that I get an additional email.

Any thoughts on how to get this done?

Thanks,
Steve
 
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What would be the best way to place an outgoing message into my omnifocus inbox or better, the quick entry window.

Here is the scenario:

I am emailing John and asking him to submit a report on August 15. Before I send the email, I would like to open the quick entry window and make the subject "follow up with John re: report" with a due date of 8/15. If on 8/15 I don't have the report, I would like to click a link that opens the email that I sent to John so I can forward my original message and ask for an update.

My current method is to send myself a BCC and then once I get the email use clip it into OmniFocus. What I don't like about this method is that I get an additional email.

Any thoughts on how to get this done?

Thanks,
Steve
Personally, I bcc: myself on every email anyway, and then I chuck sent messages. This is for other reasons: mainly that messages that are in your "sent" mailbox aren't stamped by a mail server and thus if you _ever_ transfer them to another mail client they will have their "sent" date reset to the date of the transfer. So for practical reasons, using bcc: and filing those messages, and cleaning out your sent messages folder on a daily or weekly basis, is a good practice.

So with that in mind, the method you are currently doing is pretty much exactly what I am doing. When I send the original email, I actually file it in a @waiting folder and clip the critical piece to OmniFocus. I guess that's a safety net; OF is so reliable that I wouldn't actually need the @waiting folder.
 
CatOne- thanks for the tip. I never really thought about bcc'ing myself on everything. Sometimes I'll send something from one computer but then it doesn't show up as a sent file when I'm on another. I think I'll adopt this practice.

Thanks,
Steve
 
@Steve...there is a script that utilizes MailTags that does what you're asking:
http://forums.omnigroup.com/showthread.php?t=12810

and here's the url explaining usage more fully:
http://www.simplicityisbliss.com/200...y-applescript/
 
 


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