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    Alexander Aldrich

    Assuming you have a Mac (which one must based on the OP's comment), there's an easy workaround found here: https://www.macsparky.com/blog/2019/2/applescript-to-link-to-apple-mail-message.

    Basically, using your preferred text expander, you can easily format the link to work within WF. I started using it today and it's wonderful. Observe: 

    That link is clickable and will open the email just as you would expect.

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    Frank (Workflowy Support)

    Hi Alex,

    Thank you for refreshing this discussion! Just a quick question... have you found that linking to a specific email thread... and then responding to an email after following through is a few steps slower?

     

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    Alex Trew

    Thanks Frank. I'm sorry for being dense, but what do you mean by linking to a specific email thread? Is there a way to make a link to a thread that is different to making a link to a message?

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    Frank (Workflowy Support)

    Hi Alex,

    I'm not sure what device or email service you're using... but, for instance, with Google, in your browser, each email thread/ message has a unique URL. What I've done in the past is grab this URL and pop that into WorkFlowy... so that when I click on the link it takes me to the email or thread... and then I respond... which, if I'm not being super dense myself, might be a different way of getting things done... as opposed to creating a mailto: link for a specific person/ organization. I think that's what you're trying to do... respond to a certain email address. I may be barking up the wrong tree!

     

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    Alex Trew

    Sure, but I’m afraid I’m not in email on a web browser. I’m using Mac OS like I said, and using the stock Mail app. One can generate a deep link to a particular mail message (not an address, person) — it even then works on iOS to get back to the particular email. For some reason WorkFlowy is not processing it as a whole link starting from the “message://...” bit. This is what is described a bit further down in the other post I linked to.

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    Frank (Workflowy Support)

    I have triaged this for the team to look at when resources are available!

     

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    Alex Trew

    Thanks!

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    rawbytz

    Frank, WorkFlowy has different regex matching patterns for both urls and email addresses. You probably need to adjust your email regex so it doesn't interpret this url as an email address.

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    Alex Trew

    Thanks for that. I was using something so very similar but somehow it was invoking a different type of message id.

    My AppleScript was using the following:

    set _messageURL to "message://%3c" & _msg's message id & "%3e"

    Which was then creating:

    which, as you can see, is being parsed wrongly (since it thinks there's an email address because "something@something.com")

    When I then use the MacSparky method on the same email

    set _msgID to do shell script "/usr/bin/python -c 'import sys, urllib; print urllib.quote(sys.argv[1])' " & (message id of _msg)

    it has substituted HTML for the @ and so then parses just fine!

    Thanks! I got there in the end!

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