To reproduce:

1) Create a new event

2) Type as the first line of the note the characters message:

Result: the word message: converts to Show in Mail...

This happened to me by accident when I added this as the first line of a calendar note, and it deletes the rest of the text in the note if there is any.

First I wondered if this was a feature I didn't know about. I’m keen to learn more about calendar features, but it seems to be some undocumented behaviour or maybe a bug/accident.

Any thoughts to share on this?

  • I'm not incredibly familiar with either app, but I'm pretty sure this is part of some integration between the mail.app and the calendar.app. I don't know why it would autofill that though. – Joonas Apr 6 '18 at 10:11
  • I am seeing this behavior on my machine. It looks like a bug to me. It also happens if you put it in the "Add URL" field, and then it actually creates a link that brings Mail.app to focus if you click on it. I'm guessing this allows you to go back to an email where an event was sourced when automatically generated. – dwightk Apr 6 '18 at 14:11
  • You can drag&drop a mail message into an event to create a message: link back to Mail (which even works if you move the mail to another folder within Mail afterwards). Looks like a bug in Calendar though if it converts typed strings into a reference like this. – nohillside Apr 6 '18 at 15:06

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