Growl experts - help me figure out how to do this...

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  1. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    Calling all Growl experts...! I need your help and expertise.

    Here's what I'd like to do -

    I would like to be able to configure Growl to pop up a notification when an email is received from a specific sender. But I'm not quite sure where to even begin (other than having Growl installed).

    I have a desktop machine at home that's always running and connected to the 'net, so it could run anything necessary.

    It's not a Google mail account, so Google Notifier isn't an option, but virtually any other method would be ok. I have Apple's Mail client running in the background at all times on this machine if that's a good starting place.

    Any advice?
     
  2. Intell, Aug 1, 2011
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    I'd setup a Mail rule so that when a message from Person X is received, it runs an AppleScript that in turn displays a Growl Notification.

    Give me a while and I'll post an AppleScript.

    EDIT: Here's a quick AppleScript. Copy it, save it as a script, setup the proper Mail rule to run it.

    Code:
    tell application "GrowlHelperApp"
    	notify with name ¬
    		"Test Notification" title ¬
    		"New Message" description ¬
    		"You've got a new message." application name ¬
    		"Growl AppleScript Sample" icon of application "Mail"
    end tell
    
     
  3. xraydoc thread starter macrumors demi-god

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    Thanks! I'll give that a try.

    Here's another question - how easy is it for computer A (running Mail and the script above) to signal a Growl notification on computer B (internet connected but in a remote location; not on same LAN)?
     
  4. Intell macrumors P6

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    That depends on the connection protocol. If I was to do that, I'd use my already established AIM inter-computer network to relay the messages automatically.
     
  5. tennis11 macrumors member

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    How do I setup a growl notification whenever I get an email?

    With sender and short preview.
     
  6. Intell macrumors P6

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    If you want it for all emails, look in to growlMail.
     
  7. Cynicalone macrumors 68040

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    Unfortunately Lion broke it.
     
  8. Intell macrumors P6

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    That stinks. Guess I won't be getting Lion anytime soon...
     
  9. Cynicalone macrumors 68040

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    They say it will no longer be officially supported.

    http://growl.info/growlmail/

    Growl is moving to the Mac App store and becoming an App. So some things are getting left behind.

    I miss Growl Mail.
     
  10. SHADO macrumors 6502a

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    Not true the latest version works in Lion.
     
  11. Cynicalone macrumors 68040

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    What Growl or Growl Mail?

    Growl Mail is definitely broken and no longer supported. See the link a few posts up.

    Growl is working fine.

    And I suppose if you want you can hack the Mail UUID's and maybe get Mail working again.
     
  12. SHADO macrumors 6502a

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    Growl Mail was just updated and does work in Lion, see the second paragraph of this article.
     
  13. Cynicalone macrumors 68040

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    Yeah that is the independent project the Growl people mentioned.

    And if you are motivated to mess with it you can fix it after each update by changing the Mail UUID's.
     

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