#2095 ✓fixreleased
Dmitry

Linking to mailboxes

Reported by Dmitry | September 12th, 2018 @ 04:34 PM

Good afternoon,

How can I link to a mailbox from an external app?

My use case:

I have a moderately trafficked list that I review once or twice a week (on a prompt from Omnifocus). MailMate redirects all messages from the list to a mailbox. I'd like to save a couple of clicks and embed the link to the mailbox into Omnifocus. How can I achieve this. Can I use the search functionality somehow?

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  • benny

    benny September 13th, 2018 @ 12:07 PM

    • State changed from “new” to “fixcommitted”

    No, searching cannot do it, but the mlmt URL scheme could perhaps be extended to do this. I'm not sure this is the best way, but I don't mind experiments. In the next update, links like this should work:

    mlmt:select?mailbox=960764AA-E69A-40D1-9747-293103CCF1CA
    

    The mailbox argument is the mailbox identifier you get on the pasteboard by hitting ⌘C when selecting a mailbox in MailMate. Some of these (IMAP) might require some URL escapes.

    A problem could be that such links might not be clickable in OmniFocus.

  • Dmitry

    Dmitry September 13th, 2018 @ 01:44 PM

    Very cool, thanks Benny!

    I pasted the link above into Omnifocus note and it recognized it as a link.

  • benny

    benny November 3rd, 2018 @ 01:45 PM

    • State changed from “fixcommitted” to “fixreleased”
  • Dmitry

    Dmitry January 11th, 2019 @ 09:23 PM

    Looks great benny! 👍

    This is a helpful URL to encode IMAP URls: https://meyerweb.com/eric/tools/dencoder/

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