View Full Version : Help~ About applescript on Mail.app (OSX 10.3.9)

Aug 2, 2006, 01:35 AM
Hi everyone, I am new to here...

Can anyone help explaining this:

I use the following code in my applescript for Mail.app, it's supposed to be run under certain rule:

using terms from application "Mail"
on perform mail action with messages theMessages
tell application "Mail"
display dialog "On perform mail action"
my saveAttachments(theMessages)
end tell
end perform mail action with messages
end using terms from

and I have another "on run" block which is for debugging purpose:

on run
tell application "Mail"
display dialog "On run"
set theSelection to selection
my saveAttachments(theSelection)
end tell
end run

the "saveAtachments" works fine with "on run" (run from script editor) but does not work with "on perform mail action"...

After debugging for some whole days, I found that the following code displays the raw source for the message when running with "on run", but displays something other than the raw source for "on perform mail action".

repeat with eachMessage in messageList
-- messageList is the parameter passed into "saveAttachment"
display dialog source of eachMessage as text
end repeat

Can someone explain why, thanks a million in advance!

Btw, I am new to applescript...my code is from here:

Btw2, the raw source I want starts with "Return-path: ...". This is what is displayed in Mail.app's view of raw source.

Btw3, the Mail.app on my PC is 1.3.11 (v622/624)

Thank you all the same for your time if you are just viewing~

Aug 2, 2006, 04:26 AM
Maybe I can address the problem this way:

When an email is newly received in Mail.app, we can only get part of its header info by using "get source" or "get all headers" in the applescript.

How if I want to get the full header?

Thanks in advance again...

Aug 2, 2006, 08:20 PM
Oh...no replies available before I figured it out myself...

The solution...use POP account.

This thread can be closed...thanks for those who paid attention...