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mac HOWTO: Send mail from Apple Mail to Evernote

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Thanks, Justin. I love this script.

Regarding support for MailTags projects: I have already created MailTags Projects for all of my EN Notebooks (and identical Smart Mailboxes in Mail).

http://forum.evernote.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=21457

One suggestion would be to have Email import from Mail.app route my importing messages to the appropriate EN Notebook based on my Project assignments (it is already carrying the MailTags, which are named identically to my EN tags), perhaps parsing the Project name to @"notebook name" in the email address.

http://forum.evernote.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=15751

Now, if EN would allow us to email out with Notebook and tag names... :wink:

Great work. Your scripts site makes using your scripts easy for a novice such as me.

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Hey, wow. Is this adding new tags to EN to match the MailTags?

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Thanks for the kind words!

Right now, the script is just bringing over the MailTags and not the Projects. I wanted to see if a consensus emerged from all you heavy MailTags users about how best to export your information.

Anyways, those suggestions and comments are better left on the script project page -- so anyone who has thoughts on it should speak up like Dave just did! (And thanks Dave for your specific suggestions -- they really help!)

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A great benefit to doing the tag work in MailTags is that the Mail interface is ideal more ideal than EN for tagging email message because of the sender/recipient and original date/timeline fields. This especially helpful for processing large volumes of messages.

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I've been looking for a way to send an email directly from my mail.app on my Macs to Evernote. Of course I know that I can copy the email and paste it or clip a rectangle, but what I'm looking for is a feature that DevonThink Pro Office has. It's a mail plugin that's installed when DevonThink is installed.

Then, when you're in mail, there's a choice in the Message menu that says Add to DEVONThink Pro Office. You select that and the email message is automatically sent into DevonThink Pro. It's extremely convenient. Is there anything like that in Evernote?

Thanks,

Martin

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You have an Evernote email address. You can find it by going to the web client & settings. Set that up as an email contact & you can forward or cc emails directly to your EN account. I do this often.

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You have an Evernote email address. You can find it by going to the web client & settings. Set that up as an email contact & you can forward or cc emails directly to your EN account. I do this often.

That's how I do it on my MacBook Air as well, but at the office, on a PC, EN installed an "Add to Evernote" plug-in into Outlook, which seems to add the email directly, without forwarding. But forwarding the email (when I don't want to just drag & drop the attachment) is such an integral part of my standard workflow that I never use the button.

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I use a Mail to Evernote applescript (adapted from what's in the Veritrope applescript library). That is attached to a keystroke via the Fastscripts app.

So, Shift-Command-E pushes an email to Evernote, complete with formatted headers and a URL link back to the email in Mail.app. Works like a charm.

- Barry

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Just saw a plug for "Evernote" on one of Apple's web pages. Looks potentially interesting, and free -- but what's the catch? (in the spirit of "no such thing as a free lunch").

Does your content get presented back to you with added advertisements? Your email address sold to spammers? Who's giving this away? And why?

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Christoper ...er why have you hijacked this thread? Create a new entry, and I'm sure you'll get plenty of answers :)

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I use a Mail to Evernote applescript (adapted from what's in the Veritrope applescript library). That is attached to a keystroke via the Fastscripts app.

So, Shift-Command-E pushes an email to Evernote, complete with formatted headers and a URL link back to the email in Mail.app. Works like a charm.

- Barry

This is what I want. Can you provide your adapted script?

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It is much simpler.You don't have to copy and paste; you don't have to forward email to evernote.

Simply print the email by clicking the print icon. On the print dialog box at bottom left corner Select pdf option.The scroll down menu has an option "save pdf to evernote". Your entire email is now saved to evernote.

Vijay Kumar :)

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I would very much appreciate any help or suggestions anyone can offer on this:

I have been using both Evernote and the notes native to the Apple platforms (in Mail on the Mac and in the Notes app on iOS, all synced via MobileMe) for different purposes.

With MobileMe going away, I want to move all my notes to Evernote. The problem is that I have hundreds, maybe more than 1,000 notes and just copying is, well, onerous.

It's easy to forward **some** notes as messages to the Evernote import email address, but other notes won't forward (I can't figure out why on that either), but forwarding so many is also tedious.

Does anyone know of anything that will allow me to bulk import these notes into Evernote? One way might be to bulk forward the notes as messages, but there may be others as well.

Again, any help, advice or direction is much appreciated!

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hi. welcome to the forums!

1. i wouldn't import them in that format, because evernote will not be able to index them for searching.

2. i wouldn't import them all, because it will just clutter up your account

3. i would think about giving thunderbird a try (i am considering it now myself). you can set up the account (if your mail is still on the server it will download them all), export notes as text files, and then drag them all into evernote.

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1. i wouldn't import them in that format, because evernote will not be able to index them for searching.

2. i wouldn't import them all, because it will just clutter up your account

Can you select blocks of msg in Mac Mail and export as text files?

If so, then the import will enter the msg text as Note text, and everything is indexed as normal.

These email msg need not "clutter" your Evernote account. You can assign the same tag (like "email" for example) to them. Then anytime you want to exclude these msg you can enter "-tag:email"

Putting all of your email into Evernote is a personal choice.

Some people like to do this to be comprehensive, and thus they have only one place/app to search.

Others prefer to put only key, important email that you may need later into Evernote.

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1. i wouldn't import them in that format, because evernote will not be able to index them for searching.

2. i wouldn't import them all, because it will just clutter up your account

Can you select blocks of msg in Mac Mail and export as text files?

If so, then the import will enter the msg text as Note text, and everything is indexed as normal.

These email msg need not "clutter" your Evernote account. You can assign the same tag (like "email" for example) to them. Then anytime you want to exclude these msg you can enter "-tag:email"

Putting all of your email into Evernote is a personal choice.

Some people like to do this to be comprehensive, and thus they have only one place/app to search.

Others prefer to put only key, important email that you may need later into Evernote.

i don't know about mac mail and msg. i think you just select them and export as txt files from thunderbird (again, this is assuming the files are on the servers to be downloaded). it has been years since i did it from outlook on my windows machine. i'm just passing along a possibility.

the emails would clutter my account. i don't want spam and other ***** turning up in search results of emails. ***** in ***** out. maybe it is just me who doesn't want to store all of my emails. i'd want to weed out a lot of the crud myself. if someone wants to import everything, that's fine with me. again, i'm just passing along a possibility.

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I'm new to mac so not a lot of experience with AppleScripts. When you say files is there a limit as to the type of file. If I dropped several jpg or other image files will it create a new note for each image and import them to Evernote? Thanks - still lots for me to learn.

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I just tried to drag a PDF attachment from an email message (in Lion Mail.app) into a note window.

It looks like it's going to work, as the little green plus sign appears. But nothing happens.

If I click the little paper clip in Evernote, I can navigate to the file and successfully bring it in.

Seems like drag & drop ought to work. Am I missing something?

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It was mentioned briefly above but something I use almost every day that I don't see talked about much is email into Evernote. There is a "secret email address" that I just forward any important emails to. If I want to save the email I Forward and the Evernote address is in my address book so I type a couple of characters and hit Enter.

It's certainly not "one-click" but it has proven extremely useful to me and I wanted to mention it in case anyone else can benefit from it that my not have realized you could do that.

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I have a Mac and a windows laptop.  In Outlook on the Windows computer there is a button which allows me to add a mail item to Evernote with one click.  It's easy.  This doesn't seem to be available on Mac Mail and I am disappointed.  I'm not going to be delving into scripts and, while I have been forwarding the mail items using my unique Evernote email address and it is working well, I'd prefer an option that doesn't mean my messages have to go around the world before coming back to an app that is sitting in the same computer.

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