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Evernote Tips – Sending An Email To Evernote

One of the things that I love about Evernote, besides the fact I can now remember everything, is the fact that it is so easy to get things into Evernote. Over the next few weeks I am going to write about the ways that i get information into evernote and some other helpful tips

One of the basic ways to information into evernote is to use your evernote email address. Every Evernote account comes with an email address. You can find your email address by clicking on Tools->Account Info in the desktop client. Everything that is sent to this email address becomes a note in your default notebook in evernote. If you send a picture and text both of those things will be in the note. If you email an audio file that will become a note. 

This is all well and good but what if you dont want the newly created note from the email to go to the default notebook. Or what if you wanted to assign some tags to it so that you know you need to act on it. You can do that. 

If you want to assign the email that you are sending to create a note in another notebook besides your default notebook, in the subject line of your email Include the @notebook. So lets say you wanted to send your email to the notebook called blog you can. Just  send it like this

        SUBJECT: This is the title @blog

        BODY: what ever you want in the note.

Now if you want to add tags to the note you are creating you can do so by just adding #tagname. So again an example. We also want to tag our above example with the tag ideas. It would look like the following

        SUBJECT: This is the title @blog #ideas

        BODY: what ever you want in the note.

One thing to note. The notebook and tags that you assign via the subject line must already exist in your evernote account. You can not create new tags or notebooks via email.

So in the real world how would we use this. Lets say you get an receipt from your cable company every month for a bill you autopay. It would be nice to be able to automatically save that receipt and get it out of your email box. Now you can, set up a filter so that way when ever an email from your cable provider comes to your box you autoforward it to your email address and then it will sent to your evernote account. You could go as far as auto deleting it from your inbox if you wanted to. If you wanted to get real fancy you could use a service like boxcar so send a push notification to your iphone when that came in to your email!

If you want to find our more tips and tricks and how to use evernote. You should check out LearnEvernote.com

 

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