Syncing Emails flagged for 'TODAY' from Outlook

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I'm attempting to plan my days using Mind Manager by syncing Outlook tasks, emails and appointments.

Tasks I am ok with, Appointments I am ok with but emails are causing an issue.

What I want to do is sync of the emails that I have flagged for review today. I.e. those that show in today’s tasks in Outlook. I appreciate, from reading previous posts, that you cannot do this in a single query as one is using inbox as a source and one using tasks but the only email syncs I can seem to do that come close are 'all flagged' emails or 'all flagged' emails filtering out using the receipt date of the email as opposed to the date flagged for review.

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Posted 3 years ago

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Hi Ian, I'm not sure if in your search on this issue you came across this thread in which I posted some comments about this: https://community.mindjet.com/mindjet/topics/show-outlook-follow-ups-in-mindmap 

My conclusion was as follows: "... in summary based on my experience, it is possible to select emails that are flagged to be followed up using the date field, but this feature seems to work reliably only if you select a range - either one of the present options like This Week, or a custom range of a few days - or if you use a fixed range." Have a look at the post to see the image capture of an example.

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Hi thanks for the response, the date in the query relates to the date that the email was recieved as opposed to the date for which the flag is set. I for example have an email recieved last week for review tomorrow that doesnt show.
In one of your examples with the custom dates i have selected a custom date range 'next 3 days' and it seems to pick up emails sent within the last three days as well.
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Hi Ian, I'm sorry that hasn't worked out. When I tried it last it seemed to work based on the due date, though as I indicated in the post the behaviour was a bit inconsistent. I'll have another look at it tomorrow when I'm at my desk.
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It's very strange.  I'm sure when I last tried this (nine months ago, using MM 14) I got the query to work based on the date range for when the flag was set and not the date of receipt, as described in the post I linked to. However I can't get it currently to work with MM 15.

I think there is definitely a bug or at the very least a logical inconsistency. For Outlook email queries in MM applied to email, the date range if set should apply to the due date for flagged emails. If it is intended to apply only to the date of receipt, how come you can set date ranges in the future?