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I know this is not properly written:

“Would you please mind a minute to answer my messages?”

Is this the correct way?

“Would you mind taking a minute to answer my messages please?”

Or where should the “please” word go?

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    “Would you mind taking a minute to answer my messages please?” is correct. Would you mind is already being used as a "polite" word so I think "please" can be omitted. – Bella Swan Apr 3 at 11:05
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    @BellaSwan -- Your comment would make a good answer. – Jasper Apr 3 at 18:45
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The correct one is

“Would you mind taking a minute to answer my messages please?”

To correct the first one, it could rather be written as,

“Would you please mind taking a minute to answer my messages?”

(The position of please is not the thing causing the problem here)

Also, Would you mind is already being used as a "polite" phrase, so "please" can be omitted.

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Would you mind taking a minute to answer my messages please?

If you want to say, "please," and that's a good thing, it's not wrong grammatically to add it. Whether you should say "please" or not when making a request falls into the realm of manners, not grammar. Whether you should say "please" in addition to asking in a polite manner is a judgement call on your part. It is not purely a grammatical consideration. You can place "please" where you did in your corrected sentence.

See this link for an extended discussion of where to place "please."

"Could you please help me" vs "Could you help me please"

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