Send/forward emails to To-Do
Email address so users can email a message to To-Do.
If you use a Microsoft work or school account or a Microsoft-hosted account (e.g. Outlook, Hotmail, or Live.com) you can flag your emails and they will show up in To-Do. https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Microsoft-To-Do-Blog/Flagged-emails-come-to-Microsoft-To-Do/ba-p/366684
Hussam Wa Yousra commented
my next search after this page is a new todo list manager that has this feature.
A must have
Yes, its abslolutely needed. without this feature I cannot train ToDo usage for both corporate and private worlds. At the end, using 2 Task Management Tools is like chasing 2 rabbits, especially if your corporate and private business lifes are interwowen. GTD's concept, - Inbox, - means that capturing a task should be as easy as possible and if I need copy paste text or resend from one email client to another (which is a task carrier), its an additional burden
Andrei Ismail commented
Hi everyone, this can be done with Zapier. You can create a Zapier Parser account and a Zapier account, and:
1. Forward the e-mail to the Zapier Parser mailbox
2. Create a Zap to create a Microsoft TODO task from that
It's duct-taped, I know, but it works ..
Was a user of Wunderlist now using "To Do' please bring back the feature that allowed me to forward an email to Wunderlist
Wunderlist had this functionality. Please bring it back. I work in a Gmail and Outlook email environment.
Microsoft ALWAYS screws up a product when they acquire it. What else is new
Tim W commented
Really? I can not believe MS dropped some of the functionality of the former Wunderlist. Having an email address to send a note was great. I haven't been this frustrated with a software takeover in a along time. Please add this functionalality back, or else it's yet another reason to get grumpy with MS over the years.
Piotr Zakaszewski commented
MS's so called solution isn't worth the storage it takes up:
Neither can you define a rule for their crappy email service to flag all incoming emails (which would then at least show up in To-Do),
nor can you share the list "flagged emails" with anyone (which would allow for the necessary access to the same shopping list items for all household users).
So thanks for nothing, my quest for an approprioate alternative to wunderlist continues.
Roger H commented
Microsoft, how can you. Another good feature of wunderlist killed. Well done. Anyone, an alternative to Wunderlist that is NOT MS to do?
Odd Rune Dahle commented
You are killing lots of your old wunderlist userbase when you drop this feature.
Gutted, just found out I can't email a task to TO DO. This was the best feature and now it's completely useless to me for work. I'd need to copy the item from my mailbox. Truly gutted.
I really do not like microsoft todo. Its nowhere near as good as wonderlust. I cannot find a feature that allows you to directly send emails to people without have to use microsoft word programs. It limits your ability to work with people that do not have access to those programs. I won't be using it further as it is impractical forcing people to use m'word programs. Horrible.
John Caspar commented
with Wunderlist, I could email to create a task. When will this be possible with ToDo?
I should be able to send an email from ANY email account to "Microsoft To Do" and automatically create a task. This would be similar to the feature that was originally in Wunderlist. It would also be similar to the ability I have to send an email to me@onenote as well.
Rony Stephen commented
Without the me@wunderlist feature to do is useless for me
I went with TickTick and I am so happy as it is an improvement on Wunderlist. It has the equivalent of me@wunderlist but also assigns a unique email address to my account so that I can email from addresses that I have not registered with TickTick in order to add to my list. It also has “add to top of list” which may be in ToDo but not implemented well and consistently in the UI and across platforms. If MS execs ever saw what was going on here the MS ToDo team would have a lot of explaining to do (pun intended).
Moved to TickTick, which has this feature, and it's not behind a paywall like every other app (looking at you todoist).
Better than To Do in every way - not looking back. If you haven't yet, check out TickTick if this function is important.
Let me explain why this is important. I used to set up an IFTTT to email wunderlist to add items to my groceries list from my Google Home. Without this feature, I won’t be able to do that anymore, which is our primary use case with a smart assistant at home.
I also noticed that the response to this request was posted 10 months ago... and I thought Microsoft was supposed to be king of software. :(