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Hyperlinking to an email in Gmail

How to hyperlink to an email from a Docket task.

Introduction

Often, our tasks will be linked to or triggered by, an email. When creating a task in Docket it is incredibly useful to link to the source email. That way, when you come to tackle it, all the info you need is just one click away.

Markdown allows you to specify hyperlinks, which will then be displayed as blue clickable links in your Docket items. The easiest way to do this is to surround the text you want to link from (e.g. what will be displayed) with square brackets, like this: [example link]. Then, add the URL (which is the web page address) in normal brackets straight afterwards (without any space between them).

Your link should then look something like this: [example link](https://www.google.com)

Make sure that you include the protocol part of the address (the http:// or https://) at the start of the URL, to ensure it works correctly.

Linking to an Email

Gmail has a unique URL for each conversation thread. To get this, navigate to the email you want to link and copy the whole address from the browser address bar. It should look a little like this: https://mail.google.com/mail/ca/u/0/#inbox/{LONG UNIQUE ID}

Then, paste this into your docket item description, as part of your markdown URL. You will end up with an item like:

Remember to read this [email](https://mail.google.com/mail/ca/u/0/#inbox/{LONG UNIQUE ID})

When you save the item, your email will be now be linked to your task, making it incredibly easy to get details about what the task refers to.