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September 2, 2005
(This post is from my old, old, super old site. My views have changed over the years, hopefully my writing has improved, and there is now more than a handful of folks reading my site. Enjoy.)

Friday, September 2nd, 2005

Bug ID# 4243208: Need a way to reference a specific message in Mail.app.

There is no way to reference a specific message in Mail.app, so that third party applications can open up and store references to messages. What would be ideal is to have a public pasteboard type that my app could register for, and pull some sort of id out of (on drag and drop) to use as a ref later on when talking to Mail.app, and to open up the specific mail message.

I get this request for VoodooPad all the time- folks want links to specific mail messages. While I'm sure there's a way to do it with spotlight files, I would prefer that there be a public api for this.

(tagged with applebugfriday)

-- posted 2:54 pm