Open Mailbox via Message-ID

Opens Mail to a specific message in a Mailbox. Swipe right or tap back to view the Mailbox.


Open Message in Mailbox

Navigates to a mailbox in iOS Mail given the Message-ID of a message in that mailbox.

You can retrieve the Message-ID in one of two ways:

  1. On iPadOS, drag a Mail message to a Text action in Shortcuts.
  2. View the raw source of an email in an email client capable of displaying the raw source (iOS Mail does not have this feature).

Search for “Message-ID:” and select the text on that line.

Replace the text below with the Message-ID. Running the shortcut will open iOS Mail to that Mail message. Swipe or go back to be in the mailbox.

Alternatively, you can run this shortcut with the Message-ID as the parameter to the shortcut. This way, you can have a parent shortcut that has a Dictionary and a Choose from List action that you can use to open multiple mailboxes from a single shortcut.

Latest Release Notes

1.0.1 - May 5, 2021, 2:49 p.m.

- Do not encode the Shortcut Input if it already appears to be encoded (i.e. from dragging and dropping from iPadOS Mail client into a Text action.

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