#2095 ✓fixcommitted

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?

Comments and changes to this ticket

  • 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:


    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
  • David07

    David07 June 16th, 2020 @ 09:43 AM

    For encoding, you can also refer to that tool https://url-decode.com/

Please Sign in or create a free account to add a new ticket.

With your very own profile, you can contribute to projects, track your activity, watch tickets, receive and update tickets through your email and much more.

New-ticket Create new ticket

Create your profile

Help contribute to this project by taking a few moments to create your personal profile. Create your profile ยป

Mac OS X email client.

Shared Ticket Bins

People watching this ticket