Forum Question: Mail Messages to iCal Events

Hi Gary,
I use MacMail and wold like to be able to take an email and drop it into Ical/BusyCal – – – it could be a To-Do or just an email I want to deal with in the next day or so.

I don’t know why I can’t just drag and drop it like other Mac applications and why Apple has to make this so difficult. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated and save a ton of time.


Comments: 3 Responses to “Mail Messages to iCal Events”

    5/27/10 @ 10:05 pm

    See episode 159.
    If there is a date in the text, you should be able to create iCal events easily.
    To create to-do items, just select the text and right click, then choose New To Do. It will take that text and create a new to do item. Very handy.

    5/28/10 @ 6:42 am

    Hi Gary,
    Thanks for the tips. I have been using the data detectors for dates/times however this always opens ICAL and I only use BUSYCAL . . so that’s an issue.

    Also the NEW TO DO works well and I will start using that….. But what about just drag n dropping the entire email onto BUSYCAL ? any suggestions .

    Thanks again, You are so helpful to your website visitors.

      5/28/10 @ 7:01 am

      Sorry, I don’t use BusyCal so I don’t have any suggestions. Do they have forums/support on their web site? I’d ask there.

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