I want to save a hyperlink so I can access an email easily in the future. How can I do this in Gmail?

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You can create a List to save frequently accessed hyperlinks within Tasks in GMail. You can also star & assign labels to special emails.

  • Interesting alternatives
    – Casebash
    Nov 17, 2011 at 23:09
  • This answer is unclear. How does that get you the link to the email? Jul 9, 2018 at 23:38
  • Check out the solution I posted below. IT's 6 extra steps but it works. Jul 9, 2018 at 23:54

Without preview pane: Open the conversation and copy the browser url

With preview pane:

  1. Toggle the preview pane with the button on the top right corner
  2. Open the conversation
  3. Copy the browser url
  4. Toggle the preview pane on again

If you don't want the conversation but only a specific e-mail you can disable the conversation view and then the steps above should work the same.

Toggle Preview Pane



The only way I've managed to do it (kludgey) is to create a filter that matches to that email.

to: "some unique part of subject" And then grab the search URL from the Location bar.

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Get the e-mail link with a bookmarklet.


Create a bookmark with the url below

javascript:window.open("https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#search/rfc822msgid%3A" + encodeURIComponent(document.getElementsByClassName('message_id')[0].innerHTML.slice(4, -4)), "_self");


  1. Open the original message (see image below)
  2. Click on the bookmark


After clicking the bookmark you will see gmail with one conversation. Open the conversation and the message you are looking for will be expanded while the other messages are collapsed.

Opening original message

original message


13-08-2018 I updated the code to work again.

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