Modified mail rule for Omnifocus

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I have recently switched from iGTD to Omnifocus since it has got a really good iPhone app and its integration (with a WebDav Server) is the best IMHO. However, I didnt like their stock mail rule as it would always treated my email footer as a new task (if I forward something or CC myself onto a mail). Furthermore, my email server does not support the +omnifocus address extension.

Therefore, I have changed the builtin mail rule a bit by

A) ignoring the allowed senders (I have an own imap mailbox for my tasks), since they are automatically turned off once you disable the stock email rule. However, you can probably modify the mail rule appropriately.

B) making the whole post a single action so that all of the mails content goes into the notes of the task.

I will modify the script a bit further (once I have time) to also add a link to the original mail (if I manage to get that working). This is one of the drawbacks of OmniFocus at the moment. This was working better in iGTD.

sendtoomnifocus

Update:

Installation Instructions:

Set up a manual mail rule, define your rules when to apply the rule, then fill out the form similar as shown in the screenshot below.

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Update

this mail rule is out out date, please take a look at the newest posts tagged with „Omnifocus„, to find the latest version.

Modified mail rule for Omnifocus Mailrule

2 Gedanken zu „Modified mail rule for Omnifocus“

  1. Hi

    perfect, this is exactly what I needed, especially in mails where a lot of forwards and reply’s are nested, I always ended up with 10 Actions 🙂

    I basically just use it to create tasks from my iphone (i.e. have a deeper look to the webpage I’m currently browsing, etc.)

    My Problem is: how do I have to integrate this script in order to make onminfocus use it?

    thanks

    Andre

  2. I have updated the post to include installation instructions. I hope that works for you. Basically you have to select „Run Applescript“. Please be sure to move the script fairly far up in the rules list to ensure that no other rule is executed before and stops the processing.

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