Link to an Outlook Desktop email from within OneNote

Bikhod 51 Reputation points


Is it possible to create a link within the body of a OneNote that opens the associated Outlook desktop email?

OneNote supports Outlook To Do items and is able to (created and) open the associated Outlook Desktop task. I need the same functionality for emails.

Within Outlook itself, the following opens the associated email but the same link on a OneNote pages doesn't work:


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  1. Faery Fu-MSFT 14,241 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hi @Bikhod ,

    Welcome to our forum!

    According to my search and test, seems it is not possible to link to original email source in OneNote.

    And I found a workaround for this issue, just refer to the suggestions in the following thread and check if it helps:

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  2. Curry, Adrian L 0 Reputation points

    Found the solution. Paste the email into the body of OneNote, select it and right click to begin creating a hyperlink. For the address, use the same email address and at the front just add "mailto:" (DON'T FORGET THAT COLON) and press OK. (i.e. When you click the link, it will ask you which application you'd like use and you're on your way!

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