Mac OSX: Create a symbolic link to Thunderbird Emails in an Ical Appointment

I find it handy to have a quick link in appointments to the recent correspondence. Unfortunately there is no easy way to do that.

  1. Do a spotlight search and open all results in a finder window.
  2. OR: Click on “Today” in the finder’s sidebar to locate the email of interest
  3. Right click to create a symbolic link on the desktop: That’s the tricky part as it needs the extended right click menu that comes with
  4. Drag and drop your new link from the desktop to the attachment field (not the URL field!) of the appointment.