If you're using Email to Marvin strategy to create tasks in Marvin, you might want to add some additional data to these tasks once they're added to Marvin. To easily find them, you can create a smart list that selects tasks created via email and then use Smart List Day Alerts strategy to get notified when you have new tasks created this way.
1. Create a Smart List that selects tasks created via email
To create a Smart List, go to ☰ → Smart Lists and create a new one. Then scroll to the bottom, click on the "Advanced" option and enter the following formula:
*updateDate *creationDate == *viaEmail &&
This advanced formula selects all tasks that were created via Email that weren't processed, meaning that no changes were made to them since they were created in Marvin.
2. Create a Smart List Day Alert
To get notified when you have a new task created via Email (especially useful if you set automatic forwarding) we'll connect a previously made smart list to a new smart list day alert. To do that, go to ☰ → Strategies → Smart List Day Alert (settings) and add a new alert, enter alert and button text and connect it to the smart list.
Once you have tasks that were sent to your Email to Marvin address, you should see an alert in your day view, like this:
Due to the way the advanced filter formula is set up this alert will continue showing up either until the next day or until you dismiss it. You can always dismiss it after you're done processing tasks as it will show up again when a new task matches the smart list's filter.
Using Icon Marker
Another option is to set up an Icon Marker that will add an email icon to unprocessed tasks that show up on the previously created smart list. To do this, go to ☰ → Strategies → Icon Marker (settings), create a new one and connect it to the previously made smart list.
Doing that will show the icon you chose in the task's title:
Having problems setting this up?
If you're having problems following these steps, or you'd like to modify the smart list filter but not sure how, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll do our best to help you!