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From: Torsten Wagner <torsten.wagner@gmail.com>
To: Org Mode Mailing List <emacs-orgmode@gnu.org>
Subject: direct link to mails in gmail
Date: Thu, 20 Oct 2011 11:41:24 +0900	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <4E9F8A54.5070007@gmail.com> (raw)

I just figured out some kind of very interesting possibility.
All the personal data and security feelings aside, I use a gmail account 
since I share it between many different computers.

In my org-files, I would sometimes like to link to a particular mail 
e.g., for reference purpose.
Today I noticed that each email in my google mail account has a unique 
and fixed URL.
Thus, I gave it a try

1. Open your gmail account (log-in)
2. Open the mail you like to refer too.
3. Copy the URL
4. Add the URL as a link (C-c C-l) to your org-file

After that, clicking on the link will open the mail directly in your 
standard webbrowser. If you logged out from google mail in between, you 
are ask to log-in first, after that select the link again.

But it is getting even better. You are not only able to link to 
particular mails within org-mode, but also to google mail labels 
(folders) or search results.

To make it even more org-mode friendly one can set-up org-capture in 
your webbrowser [1].

I added the following to the org-capture-templates list
("g" "Gmail-link" entry (file+headline "~/org/work.org" "Gmail-links") "%A")

Thus, pressing the assigned button in your browser and emacs will ask 
you what kind of link you want to add to your file. Press g for gmail 
and enter the description for the link (this could be done 
automatically, but I find it to long and not helpful). You will find the 
link in your capture buffer in emacs for further processing

I really like it and I hope others find this useful too.
Not sure about the safety issue to link to URLs within your gmail 
account. Maybe others can comment on this.

All the best


[1] http://orgmode.org/worg/org-contrib/org-protocol.html

             reply	other threads:[~2011-10-20  2:41 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 13+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2011-10-20  2:41 Torsten Wagner [this message]
2011-10-20  7:06 ` direct link to mails in gmail Rainer M Krug
2011-10-20  7:30   ` Sebastien Vauban
2011-10-20  7:33     ` Carsten Dominik
2011-10-20 13:54       ` Sebastien Vauban
2011-10-20  7:42     ` Rainer M Krug
2011-10-20 12:56       ` Otto Pichlhöfer
2011-10-20 13:41   ` Tom
2011-10-22  6:48     ` Niels Giesen
2011-10-22 10:01       ` suvayu ali
2011-10-22 11:43         ` Niels Giesen
2011-10-22 11:57           ` suvayu ali
2011-10-22 12:36             ` Niels Giesen

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