How to Email Content Into Evernote

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How to Email Content Into Evernote

Posted by Taylor Pipes on 06 Jan 2015

Posted by Taylor Pipes on 06 Jan 2015

What will you accomplish in 2015? Throughout January, we’ll share our favorite Evernote tips, shortcuts, and tricks to make the most of your Evernote experience. Perfect for powering productivity, whether you work for yourself or on a team.

Evernote + Email

To fully succeed with Evernote, embrace your inner inbox hero.

No matter your level of Evernote experience, the first step to taking advantage of productivity is by emailing content directly into your account.

Here’s how to make the most of emailing into Evernote in two steps:

1. Locate your Evernote email address.

Find your Evernote email address inside your Account Info or Settings. On most of your devices, you can get this by clicking on your username and then Account Info. Here’s where you can find that email address for Android, iOS, and Evernote for Mac and Windows:

Evernote for Windows: Click on Tools followed by Account Info. Your email address will appear next to Email notes to.

Evernote for Mac: Click on your username, then select Account Info. Your email address will appear below Email notes to.

Evernote for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch: Tap your username to access your account Settings. Scroll down and select General and then Evernote Email Address.

Evernote for Android: Tap the Evernote menu, select Settings and scroll down until you see your Evernote email address.

2. Send an email into Evernote.

When you forward an email into Evernote, enter your Evernote email address into the recipient field. Your subject line will automatically become the title of your new note. Once you send the email message, it will appear as a note when you open Evernote.

Learn more

For some advanced tips on using email into Evernote, check out our blog post on becoming an inbox master. Learn how to add special characters to control what notebook your email goes to, add tags, and even set a Reminder.

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11 Comments RSS

  • Satish Kandukuri

    Please,

    How come this is a new tip / blog post worthy ? Time and again you have told us how to mail content to Evernote.

    • mike

      satish,
      as w/ most organizations, evernote’s purpose is to build as large a customer base as possible. considering this, don’t you think it’s likely that you and the people who’ve read this tip previously are not the only ones using evernote? In other words, it’s “worthy” because there are new users who need to be told these tips and tricks. get it?

  • Ernesto

    What about Windows RT? Where could I change my account info?

  • Mary A. Axford

    Ok, now why the heck didn’t the writer add the information here about adding a reminder, notebook, and tags in the subject line, and the syntax for doing so? This iis a major reason why emailing to Evernote is so powerful.

    • Taylor Pipes

      Mary, we had a “Learn More” section at the bottom of the post that links to a post where we discussed all the steps to take advantage of these advanced email into Evernote tips. Let us know if that helps!

  • John

    Unfortunately emailing to Evernote is almost completely worthless because Evernote frequently does not retain the email formatting, linked images, etc. So what you end up with is an unreadable wall of text in your Evernote notebook.

    To illustrate: I have an IFTTT recipe set to fire whenever I move an email from my inbox to a folder named “Orders”. IFTTT then triggers the forwarding of said email to an Evernote notebook named “Receipts”. This is how I archive all receipts I get in my email. I also snap photos of physical receipts and keep them in the same notebook. This way absolutely everything I purchase is in one place. Unfortunately the email receipts become nearly worthless once they hit Evernote because all of the formatting is stripped, formatting errors are introduced, and images are gone. What’s left is an unreadable wall of text with all sorts of formatting errors. Not particularly useful.

    • Taylor Pipes

      These are two different ways to email content into Evernote. If your IFTTT recipe is not preserving the format of your original content, than try forwarding the email directly from your inbox to Evernote using your Evernote email address and follow the instructions presented in this post and that should help.

  • Lonnie

    This is just to clarify what was said about finding your Evernote email address. For iPod touch: tap settings, there is no username.

  • Trevor E

    Once an email is in evernote, where is the link to see the original email so that you can reply if need be without searching for it again?

  • MDirar

    Hi Evernote, I updated my software in my HTC one phone to software number 7.19.401.51, since then I wasn’t able to access my notes on HTC Note app, evry time a pop up message asking me to sync notes to Evernote which I did following the screen instruction and how to troubleshoot sync issue, unfortunately I wasn’t able to access them, called HTC support a few time we couldn’t do it. finally they advice me to contact you. can you please help me get my personal notes back ? they are really important. please let me know either way
    Thank you

    • prosen

      Hi, the best thing to do is to tweet @EvernoteHelps. Our support team will take care of you from there! -Pam R