Automatic current date and time in subject field of email

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  1. axxll macrumors newbie

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    Hello,
    Is there a way to automatically pasting current date and time in the subject field of an email everytime a new message is launched.?

    I am guessing here, but maybe automator can do the trick but i never used it..
     
  2. Jolly Jimmy macrumors 65816

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    Try this automator service. Place it in ~/Library/Services/

    Then you can either run it from the services menu in Mail or set a keyboard shorcut to it in System Preferences > Keyboard > Keyboard Shortcuts.
     

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  3. axxll thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks you JJ,
    ANd this will work on Mail.app under OSX.?


     
  4. Jolly Jimmy macrumors 65816

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    I made this one to work just with Mail. Tell me how it goes.
     
  5. axxll thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I suppose it will take effect After i restart the MBP ?

     
  6. Jolly Jimmy macrumors 65816

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    It should appear in the services menu immediately. It won't automatically add the date to every new message, this can't be done unfortunately. Run it from the menu or assign a keyboard shortcut.
     
  7. axxll thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Excellent
    it worked
    but...
    I want the format in digital format like this(ddmmyy)
    120711

    Teach me how to edit it
    and how to make other automators
    thank you a bunch:D

     
  8. axxll thread starter macrumors newbie

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    JJ would you kindly make me another automator which would generate sequential numbers in the subject field of the mail. in the following format:
    [id:xxxx]
    xxxx is a sequential number starting with 0001
    Thanks

     
  9. Jolly Jimmy macrumors 65816

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    Try this one with the date reformated.

    Automator is pretty easy to use, give it a go and see what you can come up with. The applescript part I used is a little more advanced.
     

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  10. Jolly Jimmy macrumors 65816

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    I'm not quite sure I get what you mean but...

    This is not what I do by the way ;)
     

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  11. axxll thread starter macrumors newbie

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    My Apology..
    I was trying to get an "indexing" my 1000's of emails i send/receive
    If i am able to paste a digital date+time in the format of
    "mmddyyhhmm" without spaces or "/" then i would have succeded
    otherwise get a sequential numbering system in the format
    "[id:0001]"
    This would help me organize my "issues" if you will


     
  12. Jolly Jimmy macrumors 65816

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    Date and time without the spaces :
     

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  13. axxll thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you so much
    you are a life saver
    :D
     
  14. Jolly Jimmy macrumors 65816

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    Ooops, just realised you wanted the month first, not the day.
     

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  15. axxll thread starter macrumors newbie

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    You actually never gave me the ddmmyyhhmm
    you repeated the mmddyyhhmm
    but its fine,
    I already have asked too much of your time

     
  16. Jolly Jimmy macrumors 65816

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  17. axxll thread starter macrumors newbie

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    One last favor
    would you point me to a source/ manual where i can "learn how to fish instead of asking for the fish " so to speak?

     
  18. Jolly Jimmy macrumors 65816

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    There are loads of resources available from a wide range of places. Google around. My advice would be just to dive right in and learn through trial and error.
     

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