e-mail gateway to @evernote


There are many ways that I know to input data in Evernote:

  1. through the apps (desktop, mobile or web)
  2. by web clipping from a browser
  3. by mail
  4. from Twitter
  5. from outside apps such as a news reader, a scanner app or a Twitter client

On this episode we are going to focus on how to send by mail any content to your Evernote account. To do so you just need to know your secret Evernote mail address.

Where to find it:

  • Windows: Select Account Info from the Tools menu; your email address will appear below “Email notes to”.
  • Mac: Select Preferences from the Evernote application menu and browse to the Account Info tab.
  • iPhone: Tap All Notes the Settings at the top left; scroll down and tap Evernote email address under Settings.
  • iPad: Tap the Settings gear button at the bottom right; scroll down and tap Evernote email address under Settings.
  • Android: Tap the Evernote menu, select Settings and scroll down until you see Evernote email address.

Don’t share it unless you want people to send material in your account. You might want to do this though. Example: my wife knows my secret address and can send documents to my account.

In case you need to change this secret address you can change it.

How the note is created:

  • write a mail, the subject of your mail is the title of your note, by default it is added to your default notebook. The body of your mail is the note.
  • optionnally, add in the subject @notebookname #tag

Note: the notebook or tag has to exist already beforehand.


  • forward from your mail anything, attachment are also processed
  • forward from a news reader offline. Example: Reeder
  • mail from work or anywhere else

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Until the next time, happy evernoting!



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