Growl for Mail in Leopard: working yet? (Or are there alternative)?

Discussion in 'Mac Applications and Mac App Store' started by Argelius, Dec 8, 2007.

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    Argelius

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    Now that I'm all settled into Leopard, I'm really missing Mail Appetizer (a Mail preference pane that would pop up a notification window (that would also let you delete and reply to emails) whenever you got an email.

    Unfortunately, it doesn't work with Leopard (and appears to be no longer supported).

    Growl seems to be the only Leopard-compatible alternative, but, alas, the last I checked its Mail plug-in doesnt work yet.

    Does anyone know if it's available yet? (Or other ideas for new Mail notification popups?

    Thanks.
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

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    I am waiting for this also. As I understand it the plugin structure for Mail in Leopard is different so all existing plug-ins need to be re-written / adjusted for this.
     
  3. macrumors 68020

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    is there a way to get more information posted for growl mail when it growls? like who sent the email, the subject and maybe a couple lines of what it is about?
     
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    tibi08

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    There is a temporary workaround which I am using. It's not the best, but does give you Growl notifications.

    1. open the script editor and copy the code below into a new script
    2. run it once from the script editor to register the script with growl (you can now configure it in Growl's system preferences)
    3. save it somewhere on your Mac
    4. Open Mail preferences and create a new rule with the condition "every message" and the action "run applescript" with a link to the script you just saved

    Code:
    tell application "GrowlHelperApp"
    	set the allNotificationsList to {"Mail", "Junk Mail"}
    	set the enabledNotificationsList to {"Mail", "Junk Mail"}
    	register as application "Growl Mail Rule" all notifications allNotificationsList ¬
    		default notifications enabledNotificationsList ¬
    		icon of application "Script Editor"
    end tell
    
    using terms from application "Mail"
    	on perform mail action with messages messageList
    		repeat with thisMessage in messageList
    			set theSender to sender of thisMessage
    			set theSubject to subject of thisMessage
    			if junk mail status of thisMessage is true then
    				set noteType to "Junk Mail"
    				
    			else
    				set noteType to "Mail"
    			end if
    			tell application "GrowlHelperApp" to notify with name noteType ¬
    				title noteType description ¬
    				"From: " & theSender & return & return & "Subject: " & theSubject ¬
    				application name "Growl Mail Rule"
    		end repeat
    	end perform mail action with messages
    end using terms from
     
  5. macrumors newbie

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    You can get growl to work in leopard. After you install it you will not see it in the preferences box because of the way that plug-ins are handled in leopard. Type the following commands in terminal and you should now see it.

    Be sure you exit Mail first.

    defaults write com.apple.mail EnableBundles -bool YES
    defaults write com.apple.mail BundleCompatibilityVersion -int 3

    Open Mail and you should see GrowlMail.

    Hope this helps.
     
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  7. macrumors regular

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    Sorry, but that didn't work for me.
     
  8. macrumors regular

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    I've installed Omnigrowl in addition to GrowlMail and it seems to work.
     
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    nemex

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    Have you guys tried this?. I've installed and have been using it in Leopard, and so far so good.

    Happy New Year! :apple:
     
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    tibi08

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    Very nice, thank you!
     
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    nemex

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    No problem. :D

    Happy New Year!!!!!
     
  12. macrumors 6502

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    OK, I am a pretty dumb newbie. I've installed the GrowlMail-rewrite.mpkg but nothing seems to have happened. I've looked for GrowlMail in my Applications folder, but it does not seem to be there. I've restarted Growl, but it doesn't show any applications other than GrowlMenu and Adium. What happened to GrowlMail? Sorry for being ignorant about how Growl works.
     
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    tibi08

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    Go to preferences in Mail. On the tabs at the top, there will be an overflow arrow (>). Click on that, and you will see the GrowlMail preferences. If you don't see it, chances are you need to close Mail and install it again (you probably had it open the first time round).

    You need to wait a bit of time before it appears in the list of Growl applications - it should register itself with Growl automatically the first time a new email comes in.
     
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    imgeekboy

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    Thank You so Much! The update didn't even work for me. Thank you it worked flawlessly!
     
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    SaSaSushi

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    Anyone have another link to this Leopardized version? The d/l link for the file at the page TUAW links to is now dead.
     
  16. macrumors 6502

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    Thanks tibi08 for your kind reply. My problem is that I didn't know I had to type in the terminal commands.

    Code:
    defaults write com.apple.mail EnableBundles -bool YES
    defaults write com.apple.mail BundleCompatibilityVersion -int 3
     
  17. macrumors 68020

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    this link is down. anyone know where else i can dl this?
     
  18. macrumors newbie

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    The link is gone.If only we knew the name of the applications,we could look for it somewhere.:D
     
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    SaSaSushi

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    The real Growl betas have worked fine in Leopard for some time now. Go straight to the source for it. There is no further need for the workaround that was posted back in January.

    That is what the "this" above was in reference to.
     
  20. macrumors newbie

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    Many thanx,SaSaSushi :)
     
  21. macrumors 6502a

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    i downloaded the beta version and installed the growl mail but it doesnt show up in the mail preferences. I had mail closed when i installed it, i cant seem to get growl to work at all in leopard i have tried like 3different things is there any other program that will do the same as growl mail that works in leopard
     
  22. macrumors 6502a

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    i closed everything and redid it all and it is working now
     

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