When I forward an email to OmniFocus Inbox I get a nice link in the Note part of the new task.
That is excellent, except that when I click on it, it opens the email in Mail and not in Outlook, which is the client I used to forward the email in the first place.
Obviously, I already have Outlook as default mail app in the MAC MAIL app, and that works well when calling email from other apps.
Is there any way around this within OmniFocus? I don’t want to use third-party automation macros or stuff like that.
Perhaps the link generated can be modified to get directed to Outlook instead go Mail?
Pull down the “ Mail ” menu and choose “Preferences” Go to the “General” tab. Look for “Default electronic mail reader” and click on at the menu to tug down different mail app options – if the mail app you need to apply is no longer shown in this listing pick out “Select” to browse the /Applications/ folder and choose one manually.
I have done that, already. Outlook is already my default email client.
The point is that in OSX for some reason (a bug?) the link generated from Outlook still brings you back to Mail.
That is what prevents OF3 to have a true Outlook link in its forwarded tasks.
Not a direct answer to your question, but there are email apps with direct integrations to OF. I use Spark, which allows you to put an email directly into OF, and includes links back to the email in Spark. It works across iOS and Mac too, so you can do it from any device.
Which I run as an Alfred workflow. Then I invoke Hook and manually cut-and-paste in a link to the Outlook mail. And the result only works on my Mac – if I’m reading the email on my phone, usually I just flag it and get to it when I’m at my Mac.
As I said, I’d love to find an answer to this question, but this is my workaround.