Getting email link from iOS stock email app


#1

I saw an AppleScript that @MacSparky posted this past week that will retrieve an email link to a message that is selected within the stock email app. Could the same thing be possible on iOS? Say you are in the app and then view an email, could a script be ran through Scriptable to get the link of the email you are viewing?

I’m new to Scriptable and don’t even know where to start.

Thanks,
Steve


#2

Unfortunately there’s no way to get an email out of Mail, aside from drag and drop. Fortunately drag and drop will give you a link the vast majority of the time - but that means there’s no iPhone solution as of now :frowning:


#3

Dang, maybe we’ll see some improvements in iOS 13 for that but I won’t hold my breath! :joy:


#4

Depending on what you want the email for, copying it into another app might be good enough?

Well, that might work if Mail had a SHARE SHEET. Sigh. It’s like it’s 2013 in Mail.app.

“Reply” > Print > unpinch > Share pdf is suuuuper convenient, huh?


#5

Oh absolutely! I love all those steps, too bad it doesn’t count towards your walking steps! :joy::unamused:

“tap, tap, tap” *looks at watch, “I had 12,000 taps today, I reached my goal!” Haha


#6

The app Dispatch (not sure if it’s still developed) can copy a message:// URL, so I’d often switch to it when I needed a link.

Also, if you forward the email to your Things email (which adds it to your inbox), they’ve figured out how to make that task include the message:// link in the notes. This is the first I’ve ever seen an app do this, and I’m not sure why others like Omnifocus don’t follow suit.