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Mar 4, 2013, 02:07 PM
Hey, everyone. I’m stuck with an intensely annoying issue: I have an AppleScript that’s attached to a Mail rule. The intended behavior is for the rule to check the message for a csv-formatted attachment and, if one exists, save it and run some other processes on it. Unfortunately, I’m getting stymied right at the beginning: it only works if I right-click a message and select “Apply Rules.” I suspect the issue is that when the rule runs, the message isn’t actually selected, so the script isn’t able to process it.

Here’s the relevant portion of the script:

using terms from application "Mail" on perform mail action with messages theMessages for rule theRule -- Get incoming messages that match the rule tell application "Mail" activate repeat with theMessage in theMessages -- Save the attachment repeat with theAttachment in theMessage's mail attachments set filename to name of theAttachment as string if (characters -1 thru -3 of filename) as string = "csv" then set asPath to (asFolder & ":" & filename) as string try save theAttachment in file asPath end try --remainder of code omitted for brevity --all “end”s are in place
Again, I believe the problem is that when the message comes in, Mail doesn’t select it. Since there’s no selection, the script is unable to get its attachment. How do I tell Mail to select the message when it comes in, so it can grab the attachment if needed?

Thanks so much! :-)
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