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Tips & Tricks Tuesday: Using e-mail redirection for requests from non-technical folks

Tuesday, April 20, 2010 by Emily Boyd

This week's tip, shared by mmlambert, describes a very friendly way to enable others to contribute tasks to your Remember The Milk lists:

Emailing a task request

My wife and other family members are always asking me to do things, and unless I log it in RTM it most likely will not be done. I tried giving them the email address for my RTM inbox, but having to use a special address proved too complicated for some people.

The simple solution is to set up a filter/rule at my e-mail provider. Now any message sent to my normal email address that has a subject starting with "Please" gets forwarded to my RTM Inbox email address.

For example, if my mother sends me a message with the subject "Please buy your father a birthday present" then this will be forwarded to my RTM inbox.

Thanks for sharing this tip, mmlambert! You're our Tips & Tricks Tuesday winner this week. :)

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